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
Oct. 6, 2015 If you've ever waited on an airport runway for your plane to be de-iced, had to remove all your food so the freezer could defrost, or arrived late to work because you had to ... read more
Oct. 6, 2015 New findings have overturned a scientific dogma that stood for decades, by showing that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery -- a discovery that could ... read more
Oct. 9, 2015 Materials scientist have just discovered a way to give the workhorse transistor a big boost, using a new technique to incorporate vanadium oxide, one of a family of materials called functional ... read more
Oct. 5, 2015 New research offers clues that could help scientists design more effective catalysts for transforming carbon dioxide to useful products. The study reveals how a simple rearrangement of molecular ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, ... 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