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2012-09-09 10:00:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The founder of a company hoping to one day build a space elevator to the surface of the moon turned to the public for help funding his dream, with overwhelming success -- and he's not the only one. According to Forbes Staff Writer Alex Knapp, Michael Laine, founder of the LiftPort Group, launched an August 23, Kickstarter campaign to further their research. Their goal was to raise $8,000 so that they could launch a...

KickStarter Project Aims To Take You Higher
2012-08-28 09:06:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The idea seems simple enough: to get to any place higher than where you currently stand just take the elevator. This concept, while remaining simplistic in nature, becomes rather complicated when this “higher place” is the moon. Space elevators have long been the dream for many star-gazing engineers, but so far their labors have been unfruitful. Now, one Seattle engineer believes he and his team have the right...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.