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Throughout the history of blankets, hiding behind one to escape the boogeyman has been a largely pointless tactic. Now, however, an Oklahoma company has developed a blanket that'll protect you against fictional monsters as well as the very real dangers of tornado damage and 9mm bullets. Inspired b...

June 9th 2014 at 10:31am 0 Comments
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Where are Lone Starr and Barf when you need'em? Would that those two (fictional) interstellar handymen-for-hire were real, space agencies like Switzerland's own, could outsource the tricky and costly intergalactic housekeeping that's fast becoming a high-priority. Instead, the famously neutral coun...

February 16th 2012 at 3:02pm 0 Comments
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We'll have to just put this down to a relative lack of experience. China's recent launch of the Chang'e II lunar probe seems to have gone quite alright for the rocket-propelled explorer, but it's been a somewhat bumpier experience for the people down on the ground. The booster propelling the Chang'...

October 4th 2010 at 5:07am 0 Comments
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If you thought hoisting a giant banana above Texas was outrageous, you may indeed chuckle to learn that a 1,400-pound refrigerator-sized container of ammonia will be jettisoned from the International Space Station next week. On July 23rd, to be precise, Expedition 15 crew member Clayton Anderson wi...

July 20th 2007 at 11:06pm 0 Comments