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2014-09-15 08:27:21

LONDON, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parajet International has teamed up with world-renowned adventurer and survival expert Bear Grylls to launch the BG Paramotor for explorers looking to take on new ways of experiencing the world. The BG Paramotor is the latest in "one-man personal powered flight". With a flight time of up to 3 hours, and the ability to take off in just 20 metres, paramotoring is a sport where the sky really is no longer the limit. (Photo:...

High-Tech Robotic Fish Glides Through Water With Great Ease
2013-01-17 12:54:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the Michigan State University made a number of improvements on a high-tech robotic fish. The new fish, called Grace, was designed and built by Xiaobo Tan, an MSU associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his team. They equipped the new fish with an array of sensors, allowing it to travel autonomously through the water, as well as measure water temperature, quality and other pacts. These...

Felix Baumgartner Prepares For World's Highest Skydive
2012-10-09 12:45:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online [ Watch Live Here ] UPDATE Oct. 9, 2012 12:45PM: The balloon was being inflated. The live broadcast had started. But just a few moments later winds came in and ruined today's mission for Felix Baumgartner to launch towards the edge of space. Red Bull Stratos said the mission has been aborted due to "gusty winds." On the live broadcast, as the video showed the helium balloon being inflated, winds began to push the balloon and make an...

Daredevil Skydiver Gets Approval
2012-09-25 20:39:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One daredevil is planning another feat from near-space, attempting to ride a helium-filled balloon 23 miles above the Earth and then to plunge back down for the world's highest-ever skydive. Felix Baumgartner is planning to ride a helium-filled balloon from Roswell, New Mexico on October 8 in a custom-built capsule to an altitude of 120,000 feet. After riding the capsule 23 miles, Baumgartner plans to step out of it and break...

Felix Baumgartner Completes Freefall From 18 Miles
2012-07-25 13:56:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After two rescheduled attempts to jump from near the edge of space, Felix Baumgartner finally lifted off this morning, rising to more than 96,000 feet in a pressurized capsule, carried by a 55-story tall balloon, and then stepped out into the clear blue heavens and dropped like rock. During the final test jump before he and the Red Bull Stratos team attempts to make a record-breaking freefall in August from 120,000 feet,...

Felix Baumgartner To Make 17-Mile Freefall
2012-07-25 11:19:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Daredevil extraordinaire Felix Baumgartner has spent years planning a jump that would take him into the record books as the only man to ever freefall from the edge of space, but before he can accomplish that hair-raising feat he will first need to make a final test fall from 17 miles -- no small leap of faith in its own right. The final test jump from 90,000 feet will occur over Roswell, New Mexico and, after two scheduled...

2012-07-08 23:00:16

Never in the history of flight has a pilot flown 475 miles using only the sun and a small wing attached to their body. Zapata, TX (PRWEB) July 08, 2012 Dustin Martin, US Hang Gliding Champion, and Jonny Durand, an Australian RedBull athlete, smashed the World Hang Gliding Open Distance record with a powerless flight of over 474 miles from Zapata, Texas, to east of Lubbock. The previous record had been set almost a decade ago by Austrian world champion, Manfred Ruhmer, who flew 435 miles,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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