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Indian space agency breaks satellite launch record

The Indian Space Research Organisation has broken the world record for launching simultaneous satellites into orbit around the Earth. Taking off in the early hours of this morning, the Polar Satellite Launch vehicle PSLV-C37 hauled 104 satellites out of the Earth’s atmosphere. Three satellites were for Indian use, while the other …

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Boeing shows off spacesuit of the future

Boeing has debuted a new design for spacesuits to be worn by astronauts aboard its planned Starliner crew capsule. They are a fancy blue colour, hence the name, “Boeing Blue,” and are much lighter, whilst also being more flexible and still capable of pressurising in the event of an emergency. …

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NASA joins US scientists rebelling against Trump administration

United States scientists are continuing to defy gag orders from the newly inaugurated U.S. President, Donald Trump and his administration, with now seemingly someone from NASA speaking out online. Using the Twitter account @RogueNASA, one “government employee” is speaking out on climate change and government oversight. Ninety-seven percent of climate …

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UK offshore wind power has fallen by a third in four years

The cost of building offshore wind farms in British waters has fallen by close to a third in the past four years alone, mirroring similar cost savings to be found in other renewable industries like solar. Savings have mostly come from newer technologies allowing for bigger turbines, though increased competition …

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Flying cars might be a reality after all

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Forget self-driving cars, self-flying cars might be the next big thing in transport. Airbus has announced that it will soon begin testing a flying car prototype that is able to transport passengers autonomously to their destination, avoiding the difficulties of traffic, as well as all of the potential obstacles that …

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Tesla shows success of solar + Power Pack combo

Tesla has been touting its idea of sustainable, green energy for a while now, but its combination of solar energy and power storage doesn’t necessarily have everyone convinced. To that end, it’s shown off a project on an island in American Samoa, which has made its energy solution entirely clean, …

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Even Bill Gates couldn’t afford his own Death Star

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If you have ever pondered after watching a Star Wars film  ‘I wonder how much it would cost to build my own Death Star!?’ – we now have the answer. British party site Twizzle has created a demographic that explains just how much it would cost to create the incredible …

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What we learned from Elon Musk’s AMA

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From Pirate Parties to Paypal founders, we’re looking at a few AMAs this morning, but we can’t pass up the chance to look through all of the things Space X CEO, Elon Musk was asked about in his. Moving swiftly on from the questions about poo disposal and electric busses …

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