Boeing, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command have begun testing the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD): a truck-mounted laser cannon, capable of shooting down missiles.Read More
There’s very little that surprises us these days about Lego, such is the extraordinary amount of quite-breathtaking builds we’ve witnessed through the years. But even so, this effort by Rolls Royce to reproduce the Trent-1000 engine is staggering, showing off in glorious detail the inner-workings of the engine and the immense feat in engineering it requires to build such a piece of machinery.Read More
What with Russia having now monopolised the flying of space crews to the $100 billion International Space Station, NASA is now looking to invest in at least two U.S. firms to design and build what they’re calling ‘space taxis’ to transport astronauts to and from the space station. Russia, it is reported, currently charges around $60 million per person for the privilege.