Hyperloop hits record speeds at SpaceX's 2019 Pod competition

Inside the Hyperloop test tube at SpaceX headquarters

Now in its fourth instalment, SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod competition continues to bring out the very best in student engineering teams from all around the world, with the 2019 edition again pushing the boundaries of the experimental transport technology. The reigning champions from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) returned to fend off their challengers, setting a new speed record in the process.

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NASA Orion spacecraft’s crew module is ready for the next moon landing

The world and especially the US is celebrating the 50th anniversary of man’s historic and still controversial first landing on the moon. Unfortunately, that first has yet to be repeated to prove that it isn’t just a one-time thing. NASA has received the mandate, not to mention the budget, to do exactly that and on the anniversary of the Apollo … Continue reading

NASA Orion spacecraft’s crew module is ready for the next moon landing

The world and especially the US is celebrating the 50th anniversary of man’s historic and still controversial first landing on the moon. Unfortunately, that first has yet to be repeated to prove that it isn’t just a one-time thing. NASA has received the mandate, not to mention the budget, to do exactly that and on the anniversary of the Apollo … Continue reading

NASA Orion spacecraft’s crew module is ready for the next moon landing

The world and especially the US is celebrating the 50th anniversary of man’s historic and still controversial first landing on the moon. Unfortunately, that first has yet to be repeated to prove that it isn’t just a one-time thing. NASA has received the mandate, not to mention the budget, to do exactly that and on the anniversary of the Apollo … Continue reading

Newly-discovered cells help patch up scarred hearts

Researcher Justin Deniset using live imaging microscopy to watch pericardial cells

As important and durable as it is, the heart has quite a lot of difficulty in repairing itself after sustaining damage. But now, researchers from the University of Calgary have found a previously unidentified cell population in the fluid that surrounds the heart, which seems to help heal injuries.

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Glorious shapes, patterns and textures in the 2019 Minimalist Photography Awards

Honorable mention, Landscape. The Whale’s Mouth Cloud, the cloud that appears when the first gust front ...

The art of minimalist photography involves stripping an image back to just a few key compositional elements – be it a color, shape or texture. The images celebrated in this year's Minimalist Photography Awards highlight how beautiful, and compelling, this deceptively simple aesthetic can be, across an impressively broad variety of categories.

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Japan's Loop House encircles a palace-inspired garden courtyard

Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates have made a hidden garden the central focus of the Loop ...

Recreating the tranquility of one of Japan's more famous gardens in a dense neighborhood of Kyoto was always going to be a tall order. Local firm Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates approached this problem by building its Loop House around a garden, rather than the other way around, using large windows and shallow verandahs to create a unique connection between inside and out.

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