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Magnetic Drive Technology Disrupts the Future of Machines

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January 26, 2015 - Conventional gears require lubricants and wear out over time. What if we could devise mechanisms where the parts don't touch so that they never wear out?

Future Rovers on Mars May Be Accompanied by a Robot Helicopter

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January 24, 2015 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California has a vacuum chamber where the thin Martian atmosphere can be replicated.

MIT Researchers Question Carbon Sequestration to Reduce CO2

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January 23, 2015 - Carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, is the engineering answer to "having our cake and eating it too!" Those who believe we c

Two "Tony Starks" Join Forces with Google Investment in Space X

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January 21, 2015 - Larry Page and Elon Musk are both billionaires and believers in the benefits of disruptive technology. And both are fascinated with space travel.

Some Deep Space Firsts to Look Forward to in 2015

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January 18, 2015 - This is going to be an interesting year for Deep Space exploration. Here are three missions that will achieve significant objectives and milestones in 2015:

Phosphorus Comes in Three Shades but the Black Kind is a New Wonder Material

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January 18, 2015 - Phosphorus comes in white, red and black. Some attribute a fourth kind, violet. It is one of the most abundant elements, about 0.1% of the Earth's crust, yet it wasn't isolated as an element until 1669.

A Merchant Vessel Hybrid Concept Called Vindskip

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January 17, 2015 - One of my readers sent me a link to a CNN news item about a ship design that incorporates an airfoil. Called the Vindskip (tm), which translates to windship, the entire structure acts like a sail.

SpaceX Delivers Dragon to the International Space Station but No Soft Landing Here on Earth

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January 10, 2015 - A Dragon capsule is in orbit and on its way to the International Space Station (ISS

Mars is Changing Our Perspective About Earth and Life in the Universe

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January 9, 2015 - The recent detection of methane spikes on Mars reported here in a posting on December 17th, is part of mounting evidence for the existence of life on the Red Planet.

I'm Planning to Replace My Nine Year-Old Car in 2015 - Five Years Too Early

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January 6, 2015 - My wife and I own a 2006 Mazda MPV minivan. It has proven to be a very reliable city and highway travel vehicle over the almost nine years we have owned it. But our needs have changed after downsizing and moving to downtown Toronto.

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