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SpaceX’s Grasshopper: “What it feels like to ride a rocket.”

From @elonmusk, “What it feels like to ride a rocket.” SpaceX’s Grasshopper takes a 12-story leap towards full and rapid rocket reusability in a test flight conducted December 17, 2012 at SpaceX&#...

The Hummingbird Training Center

Meet Biologist Doug Altshuler. He’s a hummingbird fan and has created a “hummingbird training center” in his lab to test their agility, as well as to record their twists an...

DIY: Make a very lovely hovercraft

Make a very lovely hovercraft! This super awesome DIY project requires a bit of parent or teacher supervision (sharp needle needed to make a hole), but overall, it answers all of my wishes: Not...

e-volo: The first manned flight with an electric multicopter

At the end of October 2011, Thomas Senkel of e-volo made the first manned flight with an e-powered multicopter at an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds, after which the c...