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Beehive design wins top invention award – 2014 Inventor of the Year
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Astronaut Reid Wiseman completes first spacewalk for Expedition 41
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World’s highest paper plane flight
A team from the US has achieved the world's highest paper plane flight. Aboard a near-space balloon, the paper plane was launched from a height of 29 432 m... read more
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