Archive for September 30th, 2017:

New species of giant rat discovered on the Solomon Islands

Image copyright Velizar Simeonovski Image caption An illustration of the new species found on the Solomon Islands A new species of rat, four times larger than regular rodents, has been discovered on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The creature, stretching almost half a metre (19in) in length, lives among the trees and survives

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Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

Image copyright SPACEX Image caption Artwork: The BFR would assume the roles performed by current SpaceX vehicles People will soon be able to fly from city to city within minutes, rocket and car entrepreneur Elon Musk says. Mr Musk made the promise at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia. A promotional video says

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Bloodhound supersonic car fires up Eurofighter engine

Image copyright BLOODHOUND SSC/STEFAN MARJORAM Image caption The engine was designed to work in a jet fighter, not in a car The Bloodhound supersonic car has been fired up for the first time – and worked a treat. Engineers turned over the vehicle’s Eurofighter jet engine in a “tie-down” test at Cornwall’s Newquay airfield on

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