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SpaceX says recent rocket explosion the result of helium loading issue

SpaceX says recent rocket explosion the result of helium loading issue It has been almost two months since a SpaceX rocket exploded during launch preparation, taking a Facebook internet satellite along with it.The company has been hard at work to track down the cause of the failure, and SpaceX now says the explosion was caused by a helium loading issue.

SpectroDrone system uses lasers to detect explosives from afar

SpectroDrone system uses lasers to detect explosives from afar They can aid in construction, explore nuclear disaster sites, and even detect explosives and other dangerous materials.Now, a company called Laser Detect Systems is taking that mission to the air.

ESA satellite watches San Francisco's Millennium Tower sinking from space

ESA satellite watches San Francisco's Millennium Tower sinking from space If anything, Millennium Tower appears to be sinking even faster.Some in San Francisco say you can see the minor tilt from a sufficient distance away, but that might be confirmation bias.

Chinese company begins construction of full-sized Titanic replica—what could go wrong?

Chinese company begins construction of full-sized Titanic replica—what could go wrong? It has been more than a century since the RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.The real Titanic sank on April 15 1912, taking 1,500 people down with it.

Want a Death Star? That'll be $7.7 octillion per day

Want a Death Star? That'll be $7.7 octillion per day British energy supplier Ovo Energy decided to pull together all the available data on the Death Star and estimate how much it would cost to power.To be accurate, this analysis is not estimating what it would cost the Galactic Empire of Star Wars to power the Death Star.

SpaceX loses major contract as launch schedule slips to 2017

SpaceX loses major contract as launch schedule slips to 2017 It has been just over three months since a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launchpad, taking its Facebook satellite payload along with it.The Inmarsat S-band satellite was scheduled to go up on a Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral early in 2017.

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping The International Energy Agency reports that nations from all regions have seen the market for solar power growing this year.In fact, solar power is growing by as much as 25% in some countries as the price  continues to drop.

When engineers shut down Niagara Falls' water flow and found surprisingly few corpses

When engineers shut down Niagara Falls' water flow and found surprisingly few corpses For several months in 1969, the torrent of water rushing over American Falls, one of three waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls, was reduced to little more than a trickle.In the late 1960s, concerns were growing that further rockslides could erode the falls completely.

The surprising stereotype holding young girls back

The surprising stereotype holding young girls back A 2016 study suggested a "masculine culture" in computer science and engineering makes girls feel like they don't belong.But she said the findings are just as revealing for young boys than they are for girls.

Problems with SpaceX Falcon 9 design could delay manned missions

Problems with SpaceX Falcon 9 design could delay manned missions Now, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says there may be an issue with the Falcon 9 rocket that delays the expected launch of the first manned mission in 2018.The report from the GAO (just a preliminary release for now) cites issues with the turboblades used in Falcon 9 rockets.

How sunshine is bringing radio to remote parts of South Sudan

How sunshine is bringing radio to remote parts of South Sudan Mayardit FM is not only changing the media landscape, it is also transforming people's lives.Vulnerable populations in South Sudan are very isolated and any kind of information darkness can have a devastating impact.

New rendition of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' tells the story of every engineering student

New rendition of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' tells the story of every engineering student Ed Sheeran's new video title "Shape of You" about a budding romance has found a new meaning, thanks to some of the brightest young minds from India.Students at the prestigious IIT-Roorkee have made a new video for Sheeran's song that truly captures the desperate struggles of all the tens of millions of students who pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering to find a girlfriend.

Disney creates room that can wirelessly charge hundreds of devices

Disney creates room that can wirelessly charge hundreds of devices True wireless power is still a no-go in consumer technology, but Disney Research has developed a version that might work in the future.Its volumetric wireless power system can keep hundreds of devices powered with no wires whatsoever.

BMW and LEGO collaborated to create the concept hoverbike of our dreams

BMW and LEGO collaborated to create the concept hoverbike of our dreams LEGO and BMW teamed up to create a model set for one of the automaker's most popular motorcycles – BMW R 1200 GS Adventure.Lego Technic engineers used the same 603 pieces from the model to construct a concept hoverbike.