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Displaced Orbits Possible

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland are claiming that maintainable displaced orbits – orbits above or below the standard geosynchronous orbits – may be possible with the help of solar sails. Scientist and science fiction writer Robert ...

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Metal Defies Gravity by Lifting Water

Metal Defies Gravity by Lifting Water

Scientists from the University of Rochester have developed a metal slab that can quickly draw water upwards using principles of capillary action. The metallic material can be derived from any type of metal that is manufactured with a unique method ...

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ESA’s Gravity Mission ‘GOCE’

ESA’s Gravity Mission ‘GOCE’

In September 2008 the European Space Agency plans to launch a satellite called the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer. The spacecraft will allow scientists to learn more about Earth’s gravity field, expanding our knowledge in several fields of ...

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Silbervogel Gravity Car

Silbervogel Gravity Car

Jakob Hirzel, a student of transportation design at the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences in Germany, has designed a concept gravity car called Silbervogel. Hirzel designed the car for the Xtreme Gravity Series Competition, which will take place in Irvine, ...

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