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This landmark tower comprises a cluster of 99 floating islands to symbolize the future of societies in an age of diversity ย  Shenzhen, China,ย held an invitation-only competition to design a landmark tower for the Qianhaiwan district. The area has recently seen substantial urban and architecturalย developments, so it was eager for aย New City Center Landmarkย structure to attract more people to the region. The winning design was a monumental floating-like tower in the bay by Sou Fujimoto Architects, consisting of 99 individual tower-like elements united by the upper part (the deck). Itโ€™s a tower made up of a collection of towers to...

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ย  ย  ย  Hours after SpaceX outfitted the first orbital Starship prototype with all six of its Raptor engines, the company has installed the vehicleโ€™s nose section, effectively completing its basic structure. At the same time as teams are now working around the clock to weld Starship S20โ€™s nose and tank sections together, SpaceX attached the first orbital-class Super Heavy โ€“ Booster 4 (B4) โ€“ to a massive crane that lives at the launch pad. Around 3pm CDT (UTC-5), after allowing a minor storm to pass through the area, Super Heavy B4 lifted free from its transport stand, raised 30-40...

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โ€˜It's just a really super weird thing,โ€™ says plant geneticist Andrew Leitch If you want to understand the science of longevity and perseverance, you can't do much better than the Welwitschia plant. Considered one of the toughest and longest-living plants, a Welwitschia can survive for thousands of years in the bone-dry deserts of southern Africa. And as long as it's alive, it never stops growing. That's why scientists have studied the DNA of the Welwitschia, in the hopes of unlocking the secrets of its incredible ability to survive for millennia in extremely inhospitable conditions.ย  "It's just a really super weird...

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teTra Aviation, an aircraft manufacturing startup based in Tokyo, Japan,ย won the $100,000 Disruptor Awardย at the FoFly personal flight contest last year. ย  ย  ย  The startup has now unveiled the exclusive, single-seat eVTOL aircraft, dubbed the Mk-5, at the week-long EAA AirVenture event at the Wittman Regional Airport in Wisconsin. The fullyย electric personal aircraftย is designed to be safe, quiet, and easy to manufacture. Forged from aluminum and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers (CFRP), the Mk-5 measures roughly 8.62 m (28.2 feet) wide, 6.15 m (20.2 ft) long, and 2.51 m (8.2 ft) high, and weighs around 488 kg when empty. ย  The aircraft...

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ย  ย  DHL andย Eviationย todayย announcedย a pretty big moment in the developing history of electric aviation and specifically electric cargo aviation. Starting later this year, DHL will begin testing a fleet of 12 electric cargo planes from Eviationโ€™s sole current model dubbed โ€œAlice.โ€ Deliveries will begin in 2024. ย  AD ย  The Alice planes look almost identical, save for some missing windows and seats and an additional 100lbs capacity, to the passenger version of the Eviation Alice plane weโ€™ve talked about in the past,ย amusingly calling it the โ€œTesla of Aviation.โ€ It now boasts around 440NM of range or just over 500 miles...

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