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Slingatron Kickstarter Promises Cheaper, Cleaner Space Missions

July 29th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

Derek Tidman was fascinated by magnetic rail-guns and launching heavy things really, really far. Rather than turn his attentions to pumpkins and cattle, however, Tidman invented combined a futuristic rail-gun with an ancient hunting weapon to create the Slingatron – a cheaper, cleaner way to put Earth-bound payloads into orbit


Suck and Fail: Project Better Place to be Liquidated

June 1st, 2013 | by Jo Borras

Project Better Place partnered with Nissan and Renault to create a battery-swap system that would be very familiar to anyone who buys a lot of cordless power tools, but the once-promising company looks like it's headed the way of the Dodo, if reports are to be believed



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