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We now have the technology to get to work on a Star Trek shuttle craft

MIT researchers build working plane with no moving parts Rides on ‘ionic winds’ for 60 metres ‘Now the possibilities for this kind of propulsion system are viable’ Planes that fly with no moving parts are now a reality. You might have seen them on Star Trek, gliding through space silently […]
We now have the technology to get to work on a Star Trek shuttle craft
News

Here’s how — and why — wombats poo cubes

“We opened those intestines up like it was Christmas.” Gruesome as that quote in Science News sounds, it’s a compelling insight into how much scientists are fascinated by wombats. Or at least fascinated by wombat poo, which is cube-shaped. Yes, the Australian marsupial, despite having a round anus, literally s**ts […]
Here’s how — and why — wombats poo cubes