Skyflash: Jetman-like wings designed to allow ground take off.

While most of us sit around grumbling and demanding to know, “where’s my jetpack?”, German Fritz Unger and a group of friends have decided to do something about it. On a shoestring budget they are building their own one-man, jet-propelled wing. Dubbed “Skyflash,” it’s meant to not only emulate the jet wing made famous by Jetman Yves Rossy, but to go one better by taking off from the ground instead of having to be dropped from an aircraft.

via: http://www.gizmag.com/skyflash-jet-propelled-wing/26355/

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Teaser image for Nintendouji, an original DSiWare card RPG that is only being released on the 3DS eShop, and only as a Platinum gift from Club Nintendo in Japan. The name is a pun containing the first two characters of “Nintendo” and the word “douji,” which means “boy” or “child.”
Other Platinum gifts include a Pikmin tote bag, which I totally wouldn’t mind flaunting at the Whole Foods, and some clear Mario playing cards.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS XL Red or Blue,  Nintendo 3DS
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Teaser image for Nintendouji, an original DSiWare card RPG that is only being released on the 3DS eShop, and only as a Platinum gift from Club Nintendo in Japan. The name is a pun containing the first two characters of “Nintendo” and the word “douji,” which means “boy” or “child.”

Other Platinum gifts include a Pikmin tote bag, which I totally wouldn’t mind flaunting at the Whole Foods, and some clear Mario playing cards.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS XL Red or Blue,  Nintendo 3DS
See also: Previous Club Nintendo rewards

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The experiment is the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), which is using the 2.5-meter (100-inch) Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope.
The original Sloan survey compiled the most detailed three-dimensional map to date of a large swath of the universe. It used bundles of digital fibers to observe more than one million galaxies. The data included each galaxy’s location on the sky and its distance from Earth.
A team of astronomers used the observations of how galaxies are distributed through space to search for evidence of baryon acoustic oscillations. Observations of 46,000 luminous red galaxies, which are especially bright and red, across several billion light-years of space revealed a slight excess of galaxies that are 500 million light-years apart. This distance is like the crest in a ripple from a rock thrown into a still pond. As the universe expands, the size of these ripples should increase with it, so measuring the size of the ripples at different times will reveal how the expansion of the universe has changed.

DNews space writer wrote about the recent BOSS findings here: “Quasars Help Shed Light on Dark Energy Mystery”

discoverynews:

The experiment is the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), which is using the 2.5-meter (100-inch) Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope.

The original Sloan survey compiled the most detailed three-dimensional map to date of a large swath of the universe. It used bundles of digital fibers to observe more than one million galaxies. The data included each galaxy’s location on the sky and its distance from Earth.

A team of astronomers used the observations of how galaxies are distributed through space to search for evidence of baryon acoustic oscillations. Observations of 46,000 luminous red galaxies, which are especially bright and red, across several billion light-years of space revealed a slight excess of galaxies that are 500 million light-years apart. This distance is like the crest in a ripple from a rock thrown into a still pond. As the universe expands, the size of these ripples should increase with it, so measuring the size of the ripples at different times will reveal how the expansion of the universe has changed.

DNews space writer wrote about the recent BOSS findings here: “Quasars Help Shed Light on Dark Energy Mystery

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