Nick Warner, a physics professor at the Univ. of Southern California, says the lack of air resistance was key when Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier after he jumped from his balloon-tethered capsule 24-miles above earth.
CBC (Oct. 9, 2012) Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner canceled his planned death-defying 37-kilometer free fall Tuesday because of high winds, the second time this week he was forced to postpone his quest to be the ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 22, 2015) The Bloodhound Supersonic Car is aiming to be the world's first 1,000mph car when it attempts to set a new world record in 2016. The car's British designers say they are pushing the limits of ... watch video
AFP (Sep. 24, 2015) The Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) unveiled in London is an engineering marvel that its builders hope will inspire a new generation of engineers.
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AP (June 18, 2012) As part of the 2012 Seattle Science Festival, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking took the stage Saturday night to discuss time travel, the search for a scientific 'theory of everything,' and his ... watch video
Nov. 24, 2015 A mathematics student has worked out the secrets of how chocolate behaves in a chocolate fountain, answering the age-old question of why the falling 'curtain' of chocolate ... read more
Nov. 18, 2015 For the first time, researchers have succeeded in producing a completely rare-earth free FeNi magnet with simple industrial technology. Hard magnetic phase formed in natural ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Iron oxides occur in nature in many forms, often significantly different from each other in terms of structure and physical properties. However, a new variety of iron oxide, ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 A new approach to 'vitrification,' or ice-free cryopreservation, has been discovered, which could ultimately allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and even organs for later ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 A biomedical imaging system has been developed that could ultimately replace a $100,000 piece of a lab equipment with components that cost just hundreds of dollars. The system uses a technique called ... read more
June 2, 2014 What will it take to land heavier spacecraft on Mars? How will engineers slow large payloads traveling at supersonic speeds in a thin Martian atmosphere? Can this be done? NASA's Wallops Flight ... read more
Nov. 1, 2013 In early 2013, University of Washington students launched rockets from kites and balloons into a dry Nevada lakebed, early tests of a concept to collect and return samples from forbidding ... read more
Oct. 14, 2012 After flying to an altitude of 39 kilometers (24 miles) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed Sunday morning a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 ... read more
May 18, 2012 NASA technologists will get a chance next summer to relive the good old days when Agency engineers would affix space-age gizmos to rockets just to see if the contraptions worked. In what will be the ... read more