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Marines test new beach assault vehicle

Marines test new beach assault vehicle

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Marine Corps is testing a new ship-to-shore landing vehicle. The military tested a prototype of the ultra-heavy-lift amphibious connector (UHAC) last week during Rim of the Pacific exercises in Hawaii. The UHAC uses foam blocks to propel the craft through the water. When it hits the beach, the foam flattens to become like the tracks on ... Read More »

Magnet Able to Generate a Magnetic Field 140,000 Times Stronger Than Earth’s

Magnet Able to Generate a Magnetic Field 140,000 Times Stronger Than Earth’s

Can you imagine how strong the Earth’s magnetic field is? Well, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine is generating one 140 000 times stronger. The magnet is used by researchers in their investigations of disease and disorders such as cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), brain trauma, and autism. The opportunity for discovery with MRI technology is almost unbelievable. Take a ... Read More »

Cosmic Ray Quest: How Huge Telescope Array Works

Cosmic Ray Quest: How Huge Telescope Array Works

In a 300-square-mile (777 square kilometers) patch of desert west of Delta, Utah, hundreds of astronomical eyes have spent the last five years watching the heavens, looking for supercharged particles from deep in space. The $25 million Telescope Array cosmic ray observatory was built to detect these high-energy visitors, known as cosmic rays, whose origin remains a mystery. The observatory is a ... Read More »

The Quest to Build the World’s Fastest Bike

The Quest to Build the World’s Fastest Bike

For the past eight years, Cameron Robertson and Todd Reichert have dedicated themselves primarily to engineering human-powered flying vehicles. Now the Canadian founders of AeroVelo are taking their work to ground level by designing a bicycle that could set a new world record for human-powered vehicles, which is currently 133.8 kilometers per hour (83.1 mph). Robertson and Reichert plan to show off ... Read More »

MakerBot Replicator Mini Review: 3-D Printing Comes Home

MakerBot Replicator Mini Review: 3-D Printing Comes Home

Do you remember the first thing you ever printed out? I made a family newsletter, birthday cards and signs on a program called The Print Shop. What made a printer useful at home was self-evident: It made anyone a publisher. Now we’re entering the era of machines that can fashion ideas into tangible objects. For industrial uses, 3-D printing’s promise ... Read More »