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
July 27, 2016 New model provides a fresh perspective that can sharpen research aimed at pinning down lithium's biochemical targets and guide design of new treatments of mood disorders that are as effective as ... read more
July 26, 2016 IdleBox, an electronic education and outreach toolkit aimed at promoting idling reduction across the country, has now been relauned. The new IdleBox is now available to anyone seeking an ... read more
July 27, 2016 Researchers have fabricated the first magneto-optical (MO) Q-switched laser. Unlike electro-optic (EO) and acousto-optic (AO) effects, MO effects had not previously been used in Q-switched lasers, ... read more
July 26, 2016 Scientists have designed a system to modify, or edit, multiple genes in the genome simultaneously, while also minimizing unintended effects. The gene-editing 'toolbox' provides a user-friendly ... 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