The new scale of alien civilizations – in terms of how they relate to their environment – has led astronomers to unexpected conclusions about the nature of things. Find all the details in the October issue of Popular Mechanics.
Also in this issue:
- Very heavy lift vehicle: Elon Musk is planning new tests of his Starship spacecraft.
- Escape from the airfield: economical cyclolette aircraft are taking to the sky.
- A new cycle of domestication: traditional livestock farming will face a crisis before the end of the decade: food will be collected from molecules.
- Heavenly printing: the First Flight group has mastered the art of «sky-printing». At airshows, aerobatic formations create pictures and lettering from pixel-like points in much the same way as a dot matrix printer does.
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