This Week in the Future, December 12-16, 2011
Lots of doings in space this week: a giant plane, a giant harpoon, and the latest after-life destination spot. Want...
Lots of doings in space this week: a giant plane, a giant harpoon, and the latest after-life destination spot.
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- A Significant Portion of Mars Could Be Friendly to Life, New Models Suggest
- Virginia May Give Tax Breaks to Those Who Opt for Burial In Space
- Brand-New Stratolaunch, the Biggest Plane in the World, Could Replace the Space Shuttle
- Video: To Hunt Comets, NASA is Building a Giant Harpoon
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
- Download Knowledge Directly to Your Brain, Matrix-Style
- Video: A Trillion-Frame-Per-Second Camera Captures Individual Photons Moving Through Space
- For the First Time, Predator Drones Participate in Civilian Arrests on U.S. Soil
- Ulcer Treatment Could Lead to New Anti-Obesity Device
- Chinese Government Plans to Cause Ten Percent More Rain By 2015
- Building a Massive Neutrino Hunter Beneath the Mediterranean