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  • Elon Musk's SpaceX is now worth $21 BILLION making it one of the world's most valuable private companies

    July 28, 2017 9:59 AM 9

    SpaceX has become one of the the world's most valuable private companies. The rocket maker, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has raised $350 million (£268 million) in new financing and is now valued at around $21 billion (£16 billion). It joins the elite group of venture-backed companies, that includes Uber and Airbnb, which are valued at more than $20 billion

  • How to freeze an F-35: Inside the military 'blizzard hangar' that can recreate ANY weather condition from scorching desert heat to chilling snowstorms

    July 27, 2017 10:05 PM 7

    ‘To prop an airplane up on a stand 12 feet in the air so that it could hover or take off vertically, or fly with full afterburn is something that no one had conceived of, or seen previous to the F-35 coming here,’ Flynn said in the footage, following the 2014 test. During the climatic tests, the facility had to account for 40,000 pounds of thrusts blasted

  • Terrifying moment a huge shark is trapped ON BOARD a fishing boat and thrashes desperately before crew are able to cut it free

    July 27, 2017 6:32 PM 12

    An incredible video has emerged of a huge shark trying to wiggle from a fishing boat after jumping on board. In the clip, taken off the coast of Long Island in New York state, fisherman look on in horror as the mako shark writhes around on the deck of the boat with its body trapped beneath the guard-rail. The shark's mouth become bloodied after it had bit the rail several

  • Instagram meltdown as site crashes for US and European users

    July 26, 2017 7:25 PM 7

    Instagram users were unable to access the site earlier today, with some users unable to see the site for several hours. Both the mobile app and site crashed around 2 PM EST after experiencing problems earlier around 6 AM. Visitors to the web site were shown a server error message, while app users were unable to refresh their feed. The outage mostly affected

  • Cassini Snaps Dazzling Photo of a 'Ring-Bow' in Saturn's Rings

    July 26, 2017 11:42 AM 44

    Saturn's glorious rings take center stage in a beautiful new photo by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which scientists dubbing it a "ring-bow." "Although the rings lack the many colors of the rainbow, they arc across the sky of Saturn," NASA officials wrote in a photo description today (July 25). "From equatorial locations on the planet, they'd appear very thin since

  • The ultimate vehicle for a Jedi in training: $500 mini version of Luke Skywalker's Star Wars landspeeder revealed

    July 22, 2017 12:12 AM 9

    Is your child is an aspiring Jedi, then a new Star Wars Landspeeder toy could get them on their way. Unveiled at Comic-Con, 'Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder,' is modeled after the X-34 aircraft from Star Wars: A New Hope and has seats for two riders. The speeder, which has an interactive dashboard with lights and sound effects from the original Star Wars movie

  • A Small Step for (a) Man

    July 21, 2017 1:44 PM 85

    Yesterday, I reflected a little on how this and the day before when the Apollo 11 spacecraft landed touches my own heart and imagination. Although the official NASA flight plan called for a crew rest period before extra-vehicular activity, Armstrong requested that the EVA be moved to earlier in the evening, Houston time. Once Armstrong and Aldrin were ready

  • Michael Gove promises plastic microbeads will be banned by end of year

    July 21, 2017 1:01 PM 15

    Plastic is ingested by 31 species of marine mammals and over 100 species of sea birds each year. Michael Gove has said the UK government will press ahead with plans to prohibit plastic microbeads after environmental groups have spent years campaigning for a ban. In recent years, hundreds of companies have added plastic microbeads to cosmetic products

  • Breath-taking moment a 40-tonne humpback whale leaps COMPLETELY out of the water in incredibly rare footage

    July 21, 2017 12:10 PM 10

    The incredible moment a humpback whale jumped completely out of the ocean has been captured on film for the first time. In the rare footage, the adult whale which is estimated to weigh 40 tonnes, leaps out of the sea offshore on the Mbotyi in Pondoland, Eastern Cape province, South Africa. The majestic animal comes out of the water and leaps into the air in the breath-taking

  • Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes near Turkish coast and Greek islands

    July 21, 2017 12:13 AM 16

    The areas are popular with British tourists. An earthquake struck near the coast of Turkey and Greece sparking fears of a small tsunami. The US Geological Survey said a magnitude 6.7 quake struck 10km south of the Turkish city of Bodrum and 16km northeast of Kos, Greece, areas popular with British tourists. It had initially been thought the quake had reached