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New Design, of the futuristic TF-X flying car, is sure to blow your mind!

Could cars fly? Massachusetts-based company Terrafugia has proved, time and again, they can. The Terrafugia Transition, a roadable aircraft and the firm’s original flying car model, completed its first public flight back in 2013. While the vehicle is still under development, the company is already in the process of building an improved version of the…



Stella Lux: A solar-powered car that produces more energy than it expends!

While the incredible Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is proudly making the new rounds all over the world with its plethora of records, its land-based vehicular cousins are still seemingly relegated to just design competitions. This obviously has to do with the mass density of an automobile, which is usually greater than that of a flying…


Boeing could one day build an aircraft propulsion system, powered by lasers and nuclear explosion

A team of three researchers, working at Boeing, has submitted a patent application for a laser-powered aircraft propulsion system. Although it does seem ambitious, given our current, quite limited, knowledge of nuclear fission and fusion, the company believes that this self-powered engine could one day be used to propel airplanes, spacecraft and even missiles. (more…)


Scientists use laser beams to create new molecules, for the very first time

For the very first time, researchers have used laser beams to build new molecules. In a research, recently published in the Physical Review Letters journal, a team of scientists, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Germany-based University of Kassel, has successfully altered the chemical bonding between atoms, using…


New study reveals a universe with far fewer galaxies!

A new study challenges the long-held belief that the universe contains several hundred billion galaxies. Recently published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, the theory reveals a universe with far fewer galaxies than previously thought. Using specially-developed computer simulations, a team of researchers has estimated the number of faint, distant galaxies as 10 to 100 times…



2,000-year-old ritual bath found underneath a family’s living room in Jerusalem

Archaeologists, of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), have recently come across a remarkably well-preserved 2,000-year-old ritual bath, hidden underneath a family’s living room, in Jerusalem. Unearthed during a routine home renovation, in the ancient neighborhood of Ein Karem, the bath - commonly known as “mikveh” or “miqwe” - also contained broken pieces of stone and…