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What it will be like to stay on board a space hotel

What it will be like to stay on board a space hotel

After a tiring 300km journey, there will be no time to relax because zero gravity will have you in an uncontrollable spin. The trick is to find your centre of mass, usually just behind your belly button. Once you learn how to push off objects along an imaginary line running through this point, you can stop spinning and move around. ... Read More »

TransWall: a transparent touchable display wall

TransWall: a transparent touchable display wall

At a busy shopping mall, shoppers walk by store windows to find attractive items to purchase. Through the windows, shoppers can see the products displayed, but may have a hard time imagining doing something beyond just looking, such as touching the displayed items or communicating with sales assistants inside the store. With TransWall, however, window shopping could become more fun ... Read More »

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 »