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RAW VIDEO: "Jetman" Soars High Above Wisconsin

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July 30, 2013
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A Swiss adventurer is making his first public flights in the United States this summer with his custom-built jet suit. Yves Rossy, also known as 'Jetman,' is making appearances at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh.


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Swiss 'Jetman' Takes Joyride Around Mount Fuji

Swiss 'Jetman' Takes Joyride Around Mount Fuji

AFP (Nov. 6, 2013) — Swiss aviator Yves "Jetman" Rossy, whose jet-engine powered wings have taken him over some of the world's most awe-inspiring places, has added another -- Japan's Mount Fuji.
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SpaceX Dragon Version 2 Uses 3-D Printing for Rockets

SpaceX Dragon Version 2 Uses 3-D Printing for Rockets

TheStreet (May 30, 2014) — Elon Musk introduced the latest spacecraft from his company SpaceX, the Dragon Version 2. In a short presentation yesterday evening from SpaceX headquarters, Musk dropped the drape on the spaceship designed to hold seven passengers and built to be reused. The operating panel pulled downed from above the seats and resembled a large Tesla dashboard. Musk called the interior esthetically pleasing in that it was clean and simple. The rockets are printed from a 3-D printer that uses a special high strength alloy, making the idea of 3-D printers more than a novelty for crafts. Video provided by TheStreet
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New Fusion Engine Could Mean Mars Trip in 30 Days

New Fusion Engine Could Mean Mars Trip in 30 Days

Buzz60 (Apr. 15, 2013) — A new fusion engine being developed by scientists at the University of Washington with funding from NASA could make all other forms of space travel obsolete. The new engine would allow space travel at unprecedented speeds while being cheaper and it would require less raw material. The quicker travel time means astronauts would spend less nights sleeping in a zero-gravity environment, like Chris Hadfield recently showed in a video from the International Space Station.
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Biofuel: A Resource of the Future

Biofuel: A Resource of the Future

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 11, 2013) — With flying cameras and three-dimensional nuclear spin imaging Ulrich Schurr is studying the growth of energy crops. Rapeseed, sugar beets, China grass - these are plants which can be easily processed to give fuel and raw materials for the chemical industry. But how well, how fast and how uniformly will these plants grow in a northern German climate? The plant scientist from the Jlich Research Center is convinced that energy crops will play a big role in the future - as long as their cultivation does not compete with food crop production. To what extent that is possible - that is being investigated by a newly founded research center: the Bioeconomy Science Center.
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