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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Europeans Launching a Prototype Wingless Spacecraft on 2013

Written on June 22, 2011 by Lulu

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Thales Alenia Space of European Space Agency is developing a wingless spacecraft that is capable of transporting humans to space station, penciled to take off by 2013.

The European Space Agency declared that they have plans to launch a privately built snub-nosed space bullet, which has a similarity on a wingless, truncated space shuttle. Thales Alenia Space will be the one to develop the said spacecraft and will launch it within the next two years.

The IXV, also known as Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, is a two-ton “lifting body” with two moving flaps that will control the spacecraft movement. It will be launched with an ESA vega rocket that can reach a speed of 16,000 miles per hour and 280 miles in altitude. After exploring the space, the spacecraft will return to Earth by means of its flaps and parachute to a splash landing in the Pacific Ocean.

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