The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this week -- some of them stamped as "SECRET."
Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Cal poly students in engineering and kinesiology invented the Aquabullet, a flotation device that will allow 20-year-old Joseph Cornelius from Los Osos to race alongside 1,000 other individuals and teams on July 27 in the San Luis Obispo Triathlon.