During the flight, the space-ready passenger space plane detached from its dual-hull mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, at an altitude of 47,000 feet while being piloted by Mark Stucky and Mike Alsbury of builder Scaled Composites.
Called "A Boy and His Atom," this animated film features a small boy having a good old time as he bounces around, plays catch, and dances. The twist? The film, produced by IBM, was shot at the atomic level and features 130 atoms that were painstakingly placed, atom by atom, as the researchers shot 250 individual frames.
In a stunning image released this week, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this spectacular picture of an enormous hurricane on Saturn this past November. The storm is such an extreme size that the image of the gigantic hurricane has a scale of about 1 mile per pixel.
The materials for Archie Whitehead's Iron Man suit cost around $500, with some portions of the costume made from foam rubber, automotive spray paint gives it the glossy, just-built-by-a-billionaire look. Battle scars across the helmet hint at some epic conflict. It took several months to put the costume together.
The MorePhone is made with a flexible display and shape memory alloy wires. When a call comes in, it activates the wires and causes the whole phone to curl up. It's an unmistakeable visual cue that you've got someone on the line.