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Project Orion Nuclear Propulsion – 1950s Tests – Unclassified Video

December 16th, 2014|

Raw footage of early “nuclear pulse propulsion” tests aimed at inexpensive interplanetary travel. Essentially nuclear bombs driving spacecraft via Newton’s laws. 1963’s Test Ban Treaty damped further experimentation.

Beyond his incredible achievements in mathematics and physics, Dyson has always been a space enthusiast. He and a handful of other physicists were recruited by General Atomic in […]

London riots – The street is watching

December 16th, 2014|

Two nights of rioting in London’s Tottenham neighborhood erupted following protests over the shooting death by police of a local man, Mark Duggan. Police were arresting him when the shooting occurred. Over 170 people were arrested over the two nights of rioting, and fires gutted several stores, buildings, and cars. The disorder spread to other […]

Jetman flies in formation with a stunt plane

December 16th, 2014|

God never granted us wings, so we had to build them ourselves. Fly on, Jetman! Soar into the sunset like a beautiful futuristic animal!

Swiss ex fighter pilot, Guinness Book record holder and first man to fly with a jet-propelled wing, Yves Rossy A.K.A. Jetman is back in the sky pushing the boundaries of aviation by […]

Channel Tunnel – When both sides of the channel tunnel first met in 1990

December 16th, 2014|

On December 1, 1990, construction workers from Britain and France drilled though the final section of rock between them to join the two halves of the Channel Tunnel and meet under the English Channel.

Drilling into the final half-metre of wall began at 11am, and before long French worker Philippe Cozette and Briton Graham Fagg were […]