The Daily Flash -Eco, Space, Tech (6/20)

Xprize_davinciwildfirerocket2 Space technology future: Non-polluting rockets for space exploration

The future of space exploration looks bright indeed with some of the ingenious non-polluting rockets on the drawing board!  Leading the way is the solar-sailor, a spaceship that uses the power of the sun the explore the solar system.  Just as the ocean explorers of old used the wind to sail the oceans of the world, solar-sailing rockets use the charged ions that comprise the solar wind to explore the solar system.

Lps_1a Best Album Art of All Time

Columbia Records introduced the first successful microgroove long-playing phonographs way back in June 1948. But it took decades before album cover artwork came into its own. To celebrate the LP’s birthday, Wired.com’s staff compiled the following list of stellar albums featuring mind-bending graphics and kick-ass inserts. Got your own favorites? School us on unforgettable cover art in the comments section.

Osama-bin-laden-video Osama-Hunter’s Early Adventures: Saving Meatpackers, Sailing Without a Clue

Going after Osama Bin Laden with a sword wasn’t Gary Brooks Faulkner’s first attempt at being a hero. In the late 1980s, for instance, “he worked at a meatpacking plant” in Colorado, his one-time sister-in-law Terri Faulkner tells the New York Post. Faulkner’s fellow employees kept vanishing. So he became convinced that the bosses were “putting the Mexicans in the meat.“One night on his day off, he dressed up like Rambo and jumped the fence to investigate. Of course, he got arrested for that because they found him with a big knife in his pocket,” she explains.

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