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Be Environment-Friendly while Indulging in the Luxury of a $40 Million Solar Sailboat

Be Environment-Friendly while Indulging in the Luxury of a $40 Million Solar Sailboat

Million-dollar luxury yachts are only obtainable by a select few, well, multi-millionaires.  A $40 million luxury solar hybrid sailboat will narrow down the ultra-exclusive, multi-millionaire yacht owners club even further.  And the plans for such an aquatic extravagance have already [...]

October 11, 2011 Science
Hypersonic Travel Now a Thing of the Present

Hypersonic Travel Now a Thing of the Present

The latest in hypersonic technology, the Falcon HTV-2, may soon make sub-orbital, long-duration space travel, at speeds 20 times faster than sound, a reality. The Falcon HTV-2 is an experimental, unmanned aircraft developed by the Pentagon and the Defense Advanced [...]

September 9, 2011 Science
Bulletproof human Skin? From Science Fiction to Reality

Bulletproof human Skin? From Science Fiction to Reality

According to some historical accounts, Genghis Khan had his horsemen wear silk vests in combat as silk does not break when hit by an arrow. Much like chain mail, silk vests acted as the medieval equivalent of modern times’ bulletproof [...]

September 1, 2011 Science
Don’t Give them Fish, Teach Them How to Fish

Don’t Give them Fish, Teach Them How to Fish

“I love to make money on the back of the poor.” This was a statement made by “Out of Poverty” author, Paul Polak. Don’t judge him yet. With his “social entrepreneurship model,” Polak has helped many impoverished communities in the [...]

September 1, 2011 Science
Death by Heat: Heatstroke Can be Life-threatening

Death by Heat: Heatstroke Can be Life-threatening

With the recent heat waves that swept through the country, it is important to be aware of how dangerous it can actually be. Heat advisories were issued for many states and history tells us that extreme heat kills; 3,442 people [...]

September 1, 2011 Science
Whose Nose Are You Wearing?

Whose Nose Are You Wearing?

The snub, the fleshy the hawk, the Duchess; these aren’t codenames of spies or nicknames of gangsters.  These are just a few of the different types of noses, 14 in fact, that were identified by Professor Abraham Tamir of Ben-Gurion [...]

July 26, 2011 Science
The World First Transparent Loudspeakers Made Out of Graphene

The World First Transparent Loudspeakers Made Out of Graphene

We all know that graphite is a soft, black carbon mineral that conducts electricity. It is composed of many layers of sheets that look like the atomic-scale equivalent of a chicken wire or a honeycomb. Each of these stacked sheets [...]

July 22, 2011 Science