Man to launch himself in homemade steam-powered rocket to show the Earth is flat

November 23, 2017 by  
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This weekend, one man plans to launch himself 1,800 feet into the air in a steam-powered rocket he made himself from salvaged parts out of his garage – in a quest to prove Earth isn’t round, but flat. “Mad” Mike Hughes , a 61-year-old limousine driver, describes himself on his website as “the only man to in history to design, build, and launch himself in a rocket.” His ultimate goal is to launch several miles above our planet to capture photographic evidence we live on a disc. Hughes, a self-styled daredevil who set a Guinness World Record in 2002 for a limousine jump, did fly a homemade rocket a quarter mile over Arizona back in 2014. The flight ended with him dragged from the rocket, and he had to use a walker for two weeks due to his injuries. But now Hughes plans to soar again – this time with the backing of the flat-Earth community. Related: Man hits 162 mph on homemade rocket trike propelled by rainwater One of his sponsors is a group called Research Flat Earth. Online outlet The Daily Plane launched a GoFundMe page for Hughes, saying, “Knowing that NASA doesn’t send anyone to space , Mad Mike could be one of the only people up in the air in a rocket.” People have contributed over $7,000 to the page. Hughes thinks a conspiracy of astronauts created the image of Earth as a globe. But The Washington Post said Hughes is a recent flat-Earth convert. He didn’t raise much money for a follow-up to his 2014 flight; a Kickstarter campaign with two backers didn’t mention the flat Earth idea. But Hughes said after months of research, he’s now a believer. Hughes told the Associated Press , “I don’t believe in science . I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.” Hughes plans to launch on November 25 over California’s Amboy Ghost Town. He plans to travel around a mile at a speed of around 500 miles per hour. + Mad Mike Hughes Via The Washington Post and the Associated Press Images via Mad Mike Hughes Facebook and Mad Mike Hughes website

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This flat-pack, laser-cut furniture assembles without glue or bolts

December 12, 2014 by  
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Freedom furniture is revolutionizing the way we make furniture. The company starts with computerized modeling to create shapes that work seamlessly with the human body. The flat-pack furniture  is made by laser cutting sheets of plywood which are then assembled like a 3D puzzle that fits so precisely there is no need to glue or bolt the joints. The result is a piece of furniture that is extraordinarily comfortable and gorgeous to look at. + Freeform Furniture The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to  see  your  story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following  this link . Remember to follow our  instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , 3D puzzle furniture , bolt-less furniture , flat pack furniture , Freeform , Freeform Buildings , Freeform furniture , glue-less furniture , laser cut furniture , plywood furniture , reader submission

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IKEA’s Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters Approved for Syrian Refugee Housing

December 17, 2013 by  
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Earlier this year, Scandinavian flat pack furniture masters IKEA unveiled an easily deployable solar-powered shelter that can provide sturdy, safe housing in an emergency. Designed in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees , the shelters are ideal for situations such as the ongoing mass displacement of individuals fleeing from the war in Syria. However, as many Syrian refugees enter Lebanon, the Lebanese government has been hesitant to approve the use of the IKEA shelters for fear that they might prove too permanent . Now, after six months of negotiations, the IKEA housing will finally be available to Syrians in Lebanon, but they may not be ready in time to protect many from the harsh winter. Read the rest of IKEA’s Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters Approved for Syrian Refugee Housing Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Emergency housing , emergency shelter , humanitarian design , ikea , lebanon , refugee camp , Refugee Housing , shelter , Solar Power , sustainable design , Syria , syrian war , unhcr , united nations refugee        

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2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Lighting Alternatives

December 17, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of 2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Lighting Alternatives Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 Incandescent Light Phase Out , 2014 lightbulb ban , 2014 Lighting ban , best bulb , cfl , cfl light bulb , compact fluorescent light , eco design , eco lighting , Energy Independence and Security Act , energy saving lights , federal light bulb regulation , green design , green light bulb , green lighting , how to green lighting , how to switch to green lighting , incandescent bulb phase out , incandescent bulbs , LED , LED light bulb , LED lights , LEDs , light bulb phase out , light bulb regulation , light emitting diode , lighting energy mandate , phasing out incandescent bulbs , Philips , sustainable design , sustainable lighting        

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New Solar Cells Capture Light From All Angles

March 12, 2012 by  
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Solar panels can sometimes be a thorn in the side of the green-minded architect. With their flat and chunky shape, achieving a better design aesthetic can be a challenge. But a Japanese company may have found a way around that – literally. Kyosemi…

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Emergency Bike Pump Sucks Air From Car Tires

November 10, 2010 by  
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Bikers, fear the flat no more — those days of cumbersome packs with oversized pumps may be behind you. In the spirit of some other resourceful bike tricks like the Aquaduct Bike and the Airbag “Collar ,” Instructables shows how you can build a pump to siphon air from car tires to fix a flat — all you need is a 50-100 cm long air hose and two chucks

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Wellboard: The "Wooden Composite in Waves"

December 14, 2009 by  
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Love that corrugated cardboard look? Wellboard is 100% cellulose with no added adhesives or binders.

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