Flying Kyosho Space Ball: The R/C Death Star and air freshener in one

sábado, 27 de octubre de 2012

Flying Kyosho Space Ball: The R/C Death Star and air freshener in one:
The Kyosho Space Ball flies like an R/C helicopter, but can bounce off obstacles with ease...
Almost a year ago, the Japanese Ministry of Defense made quite a splash when it revealed a spherical, remote-controlled aircraft that could zip around a room, roll along the ground, and even bounce off obstacles without losing control. But while it was mainly designed for search and rescue operations, many R/C enthusiasts took one look at that hovering Death Star and said, "I have got to get me one of those." Luckily, toy company Kyosho must have been listening, since it recently released a similar flying machine of its own for consumers. Kyosho's "Space Ball" can remain airborne while taking just as much punishment and even emits a fragrance to freshen up a room in the process. .. Continue Reading Flying Kyosho Space Ball: The R/C Death Star and air freshener in one


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NASA heli-capsule could let astronauts land anywhere

NASA heli-capsule could let astronauts land anywhere:
This image depicts what astronauts may someday use to return from orbit (Image: NASA)
Just because the world has moved on from the Space Race years doesn't mean that NASA has. Researchers from the agency are playing with new ways to guide returning space capsules back to the Earth. One possibility is the addition of helicopter-like rotors to the spacecrafts, allowing for landings just about anywhere... Continue Reading NASA heli-capsule could let astronauts land anywhere

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