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Japan’s Mega Solar Kite Conquered Space, But Now Needs To Fly [Space]

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The 20meter (diagonally) solar sail Ikaros we mentioned last month has been successfully unfurled in space by its Japanese team. Now it’s a waiting game to see if it can be used for solar-powered travel as planned. More

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Bill Gates and Friends Urge US Government To Triple Energy Research Spend [Energy]

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BP’s oil spill disaster isn’t even the half of it. Bill Gates ; the CEO of General Electric Jeffrey Immelt , and various other senior-level corporate-types have issued a plea to the US government to triple spending on energy research to $16bn/year. More

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Nanowires Convert Rat’s Heartbeat Into Usable Electricity [Electricity]

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Nanowires inside a rat can convert the power of breathing and heartbeats into electricity, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Technology Review reports these nano-generators could conceivably lead to nano-scale implants and sensors powered by the body. More

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Forget Noisy Blimps, Say Hello To the Airfish [Airships]

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The next time you’re at a music festival and see a giant rainbow trout swishing around in the sky, there’s just a chance you might not be intoxicated. It might be scientists testing an airship that moves like a fish. More

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Auto-Tuned Sagan Strike Again With The Case for Mars [Space]

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“Mars is a world of wonders” sings Carl Sagan . And he’s right. Here you can see him telling us why we should go now, instead of staying in orbit looking into our belly buttons. [ Cosmic Log ] More

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End Zone to War Zone: Pentagon Wants NFL Tech for Battlefield Replays [War]

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The Pentagon’s cribbing a play from Monday Night Football , adopting the same instant-replay technology used during games to improve analysis of war-zone video feeds. More

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Kazaa Creators Launch New Music Subscription Service [Music]

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The folks behind popular file-sharing program Kazaa are launching a new music subscription service called Rdio. From the sounds of things, it’ll be similar to existing subscription services, but with a social element: More

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The Kindle Gets Corporeal at Target Starting June 6 [Kindle]

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One of the biggest advantages Barnes & Noble’s Nook has had over the Kindle is that prospective purchasers can fondle one in store—the Kindle, available only online, is a “thing” more than a product. But that’s going to change Sunday when Target starts selling Kindles. The ability to replenish my ever-low supply of Axe Body Wash and buy some of that future readin’ , in one store? I love Target

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Dr. Paul Garabedian, The Man Whose Work Led To Better Jetliner Wings, Died At Age 82 [Obituary]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 2, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Ads, age, ally, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Av, Aviation, Bed, Bp, bus, business, cat, Cia, clear, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Event, ff, Fuel, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, History, Home Automation, I4, Id, Ie, Im, In, Isp, Jet, jetliner, Jetliners, La, Labels, Led, Math, mid, Mod, Ms, Nes, Ny, Obituary, om, One, order, Os, Paul e garabedian, Paul garabedian, People, PI, Pixel, Plane, Planes, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, tech, Technic, Techno, Technology, TI, TV, Us, V, Who, Wings, work

Dr. Paul R. Garabedian was a mathematician whose work may not have solved any technical problems on its own, but eventually led to fuel-efficient wings: More

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