Redesigning the Wheel: the Reconfigurable Wheel Track

Reconfigurable Track Wheel.

Wheels are round. This is an established fact regarding carts, vehicles, and most modes of transportation. The wheels on the bus go round and round, we sing as children. So yes, a wheel is round. Except when it isn’t. In a collaborative effort between Carnegie Mellon and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the […]

Launching With the Spaceplane

If you want to send a satellite into orbit, you have to launch it. This can be accomplished by hitching a ride with a rocket or space shuttle. Unfortunately, launching either of those is expensive and time-consuming. This is where the Spaceplane comes in. The XS-1 Spaceplane is a proposed booster of sorts designed to […]