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2014-06-18 23:14:05

Phoenix Pick (an imprint of Arc Manor) is publishing a new book by Larry Niven which is available for pre-order now exclusively through Amazon.com. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 A new book by legendary science fiction writer Larry Niven (author of such classic titles as Ringworld and The Integral Trees) is now available for customer pre-order exclusively through Amazon.com. Red Tide is being published by Phoenix Pick/Arc Manor and is part of their critically acclaimed “Stellar...

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...

2012-05-27 23:02:18

Since 1953, great customer service, quality, and reliability have all been the hallmarks of the Pincus Elevator Company. The Pincus Elevator Company is currently a leader in providing services for maintenance, modernization, repairs, and installation for all makes and models of elevators. Philadelphia (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 The #1 elevator company Philadelphia has to offer, Pincus Elevator, recently announced the launch of a new series of elevators. In addition to its new series of...

Construction Firm Proposes Space Elevator
2012-02-26 06:12:53

A Japanese construction company has announced plans to design and build the world's first space elevator, which they are hoping to have completed in the next 40 years, various media outlets reported last week. According to the website Rocket News 24, the company, Obayashi Corporation, plans to design an elevator that would transport approximately 30 passengers at a time to a station more than 22,000 miles above the Earth's service. The journey will take a little over a week at a speed...

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2009-11-08 06:25:00

A Seattle team has won a $900,000 prize in a NASA-supported competition to develop the concept of a space elevator. The winning team's robotic machine charged up nearly 3,000 feet of cable dangling from a helicopter. Powered by a ground-based laser pointed up at the machine's photo voltaic cells, which convert the light into electricity, the LaserMotive completed one of its ascents in just three minutes and 48 seconds "“ fast enough to secure the second place prize. The three-day...

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2009-11-04 13:04:35

NASA's Centennial Challenges program and the Spaceward Foundation kicked off the Space Elevator Games in the Mojave Desert on Wednesday. Teams of engineers have their eye on the $2 million prize to be awarded to the first group to climb just over half a mile of a cable suspended from a helicopter near NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards. Three teams have qualified for this year's event, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. Event sponsors hope to see a team successfully...

2009-06-01 08:59:15

The U.S. space agency says it is making the final preparations for its 2009 Power Beaming Challenge, part of the fourth annual Space Elevator Games. The event, part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Centennial Challenges Program, will be held at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 14. The first competition required teams to ascend a 50-meter tether at an average speed of 1 meter per second with power provided by ordinary...

2009-02-27 23:38:19

Scientists in North America and Britain are working on a massive sun shade they say could be used to stop global warming. Roger Angel, an astronomer with the University of Arizona, has received funding from NASA to develop a canon that would fire trillions of mirrors into space to deflect the rays of the sun, Britain's Telegraph newspaper reported Friday. British inventor Tod Todeschini has been contracted to build a scaled-down version of the canon. Angel said he expects to be ready to...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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