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Feb
2018

“Ultramassive” black holes may be the biggest ever found – and they’re growing fast

An illustration of one of the ultramassive black holes discovered by the Spanish-Canadian team

Since they're basically invisible, it can be hard to pin down just how big a black hole is. They can range anywhere from a few times the mass of the Sun up to millions or billions times that mass, but there's a potential class that are even bigger than that. A new study of data gathered by NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope has found that these so-called "ultramassive" black holes may be larger and more common than we thought.

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Category: Space

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20
Feb
2018

Kokopelli’s small, tough packraft opens up a world of water and multi-sport adventure

Kokopelli puts a new tool into adventurers' toolboxes with the Rogue series packrafts

One of the cooler outdoor innovations to really take off into its own sport over the past two decades or so, the packraft opens up new adventure opportunities, packing down to backpack size so it can easily carry to and from the water's edge. Denver's Kokopelli Packraft is one of the specialists in packraft design, and it's currently launching a super-light, compact new raft. The all-new Rogue series raft packs down to paper towel roll size, bikes to the water on your handlebars, and inflates into a functional vessel for navigating lakes and rivers.

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Category: Outdoors

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20
Feb
2018

Boeing and Oerlikon team up to advance 3D printing of titanium aerospace components

Infrared image of a 3D-printed 777X wing component

Aerospace giant Boeing and Swiss technology group Oerlikon have signed a partnership to advance 3D printing processes. The five-year partnership will first focus on powder bed additive manufacturing of structural titanium components for the aerospace industry with the goal of standardizing everything from initial powder management to finished product.

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Category: 3D Printing

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