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Ikea Now Sells Solar Panels and Battery Storage Systems in the UK
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Ikea Now Sells Solar Panels and Battery Storage Systems in the UK

By Jessica MileyAugust 03, 2017You’ll need more than an Allen key for this new Ikea product. Ikea is about to start selling solar panel and home storage battery systems to its UK customers.The products come from a collaboration with British solar developer Solarcentury. Existing customers can purchase solar storage batteries that integrate with existing Solarcentury products, while first-time customers can get a solar+storage bundle.

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Make Your Own Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Origami Sculpture

By Kathleen VillaluzMay 21, 2017When it comes to the Japanese art of paper folding or origami, red-crown crane sculptures are traditionally the still-life depicted and practiced on. However, this origami master strikes against tradition and folded himself a Star Wars X-wing Starfighter paper sculpture.
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Robot Co-Pilot ALIAS Successfully Flies and Lands a Simulated Boeing 737

Artificial intelligence is forecasted to take over the commercial and government aerospace community in the future as the development of an automated robot called ALIAS is achieving unprecedented avionics milestones. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is leading the ALIAS program that aims to enhance military flight safety and reduce the required onboard crew.
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Elon Musk Explains Why He Thinks Flying Cars Are a Really Bad Idea

By Shelby RogersMay 02, 2017Elon Musk is a passionate fan of much technology, but that doesn& 39;t include the idea of flying cars. During his TEDTalk at the TED Conference in Vancouver, the Tesla CEO shot down his faith in flying cars. Image Source: Steve Jurvetson via Flickr & 34;I& 39;m in favor of flying things,& 34; Musk told Chris Anderson.
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Uncovering the I-400 Class Japanese Submarine Aircraft Carriers of WW2

Did you know that the Japanese developed a submarine aircraft carrier during World War II? That& 39;s right you are reading that correctly. If you did, congratulations you are a military history aficionado. If not, don& 39;t despair let us introduce you to I-400 class submarine.The idea was to provide a ship with the potential to raid the American coastline during the war.
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UAE Enters the Race to Put Men on Mars

By Shelby RogersMay 10, 2017When the United Arab Emirates announced it would plant a colony on Mars by 2117, the world was intrigued. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum remained relatively silent about the details. Several months later, however, the world is finally getting to see how the UAE is preparing to lead the charge to get people to Mars.
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NASA to Make Major Announcement About Alien Life and Ocean Worlds

By Shelby RogersApril 13, 2017NASA will soon announce new findings based on its research into ocean worlds in our solar system.Ocean WorldsThe compound that sustains life on Earth isn& 39;t unique to this planet. That understanding has caused countless scholars to explore finding water in various states on other planets -- furthering the possibility of water-needing life elsewhere.
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Learning to Code: The Hottest Career Path of the 21st Century

Learning to code has been proclaimed around the world as one of the best new things you can learn to do to help your career. There is no question that knowing how to code is a valuable skill – one that can lead to many high paying jobs. Image Source: Pixabay In the future, growth will inevitably be driven by technologies derived from coding.
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Engineers Find A Surprisingly Simple Way to Make Bricks from Martian Soil

By Kathleen VillaluzApril 28, 2017The mission to colonize Mars is an ongoing project for many aerospace companies such as Mars One and Elon Musk& 39;s case on making humans a multi-planetary species. With these organizations& 39; research to construct high-tech human settlements on Mars, it seems like plenty of novel materials must be developed in order to satisfy Mars& 39; planetary conditions.
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17 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Our Universe

May 12, 2017We are all inhabitants of this universe, within which we sit upon the Earth inside our solar system in the Milky Way galaxy. There are a vast number of things that scientists have discovered about our universe that you likely don& 39;t realize. From the astounding to the confounding, here are 17 things that you probably didn& 39;t know about our universe.
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The Ancient Greek Geometry-Based Eupalinos Aqueduct

May 11, 2017The Eupalinos aqueduct was built in the 6th century in Greece and was the first tunnel to be built by excavating from both ends through geometric calculation. The completed tunnel stretches just over 1000 meters in length at 1,036 m and served as an aqueduct for the town of Samos, Greece.
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Stephen Hawking: Life of a Modern Day Genius

He was one of the most recognized names in modern science.His mind ranks him among the smartest humans to have ever lived.He was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist.With a life like no other, he is Stephen Hawking.To many, Stephen Hawking is best known for his outstanding achievements and significant contributions to modern science.
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The Interesting Engineering Behind Air Force One

Air Force One, the fleet of incredibly over-engineered aircraft destined to take the president of the United States to wherever they need to go around the world in luxury and absolute safety.Technically, any Air Force aircraft the president boards become Air Force One. Though there have been many Air Force One aircraft, we will only go in to explore the most famous, massive and incredibly modified Boeing 747& 39;s.
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Takes 3D Printing for Rocket Engines to the Next Level

April 17, 2017Aerojet Rocketdyne, a California-based rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer, has announced successful hot-fire testing of its 3D-printed thrust chamber for the RL10 engine. As per the company, RL10 has been the nation’s premier upper-stage rocket engine for over 50 years. The component was manufactured in copper using Selective Laser Melting (SLM, commonly known as 3D printing) for the first time.
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Mice With 3D Printed Ovaries Successfully Give Birth to Healthy Offspring

By Shelby RogersMay 22, 2017Updates in 3D printing continue to truly revolutionize any number of fields, including the medical fields. Researchers successfully printed organs, bones, and prosthetics. Now, a team from Northwestern University in Chicago 3D printed ovaries. Image Source: Northwestern U via YouTube A collaborative study from the university& 39;s Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering details the team& 39;s success.
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