DARPA’s XS-1 program aims to develop a reusable unmanned spacecraft which will allow satellites to be launched frequently at low costs.
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Scientists at New Orleans’ Tulane University have discovered a microorganism that converts cellulose into butanol, which can be substituted for gasoline. The scientists first found the organism, named TU-103, in animal droppings. Once they cultivated it, they found success using newspapers as the cellulose source. The advantage of using this organism is that it is able to produce butanol in the presence of oxygen, while other butanol-producing bacteria require an oxygen-free environment, which increases production costs.
The new Apple iPad Air was formally announced a little over a week ago, but now it is available for your purchasing pleasure. As is convention, Walmart has slashed $20 off the $499 MSRP for the 16GB iPad Air, bringing the effective price down to just $479. You would assume with the $20 savings that […]