You won’t believe how snazzy SpaceX’s spacesuit looks


Elon Musk's space transport company SpaceX will one day start carrying humans into space, and now we know what their spacesuits will look like. 

Musk shared a photo of the spacesuit on his Instagram feed Wednesday, noting that it's a photo of the actual suit and not a mockup. 

"Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to do either separately," Musk said in the photo's description. 

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MIT’s Robogami lets you build custom 3D-printable robots from standard, folding parts

 Flat-pack furniture made Ikea a global powerhouse, and the same principles may help create a new generation of robots. Interactive Robogami is a project from MIT that lets users create ambulatory robots from a library of pieces that fold and fit together like origami. Read More

The total solar eclipse did not disappoint, and we have the photos to prove it


The first total solar eclipse to cross the contiguous U.S. in 99 years did not disappoint. Within the path of totality, which stretched from Oregon to South Carolina, millions of people gazed skyward as day turned into twilight. In other spots, people stopped in the middle of a busy workday to head to a rooftop or a nearby park and catch a partial eclipse. 

The eclipse dominated social media on Aug. 21 as well as web surfing habits. On Instagram alone, more than 50 million people had 160 million interactions related to the solar eclipse, according to statistics supplied by the company. This made it a bigger event on the social network than the 2017 Super Bowl.  Read more...

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