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How to fold World Record-setting paper airplanes

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John "The Paper Airplane Guy" Collins shows us how to fold "Suzanne," the aircraft that set a 2012 world record for flying 69.14 meters.

"I bring paper airplanes into classrooms and start talking about complicated ideas involved with fluid dynamics and using paper airplanes to explain it," Collins told Wired. "If you can have a group of middle schoolers and high schoolers that don't look at their phones for 45 minutes while you're doing a demonstration, you've hit success," he says.

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Sheet pan recipes make weird but efficient party food

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Maximize flavor, minimize cleaning.

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Kind of genius, no?

Our Best Look Yet at Incredibles 2 Has Lots of Superhero Parenting

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The first teaser for Pixar’s Incredibles 2 was just that. A tease. There was little to no indication of what, exactly, the highly anticipated sequel would be about. Well, during the Winter Olympics Wednesday, we finally got a good look at the movie. And it looks wonderful.

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Watch SpaceX launch its Falcon Heavy rocket into space

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The launch will be a test of the most powerful rocket currently in use.

SpaceX is launching its newest rocket, the Falcon Heavy, into space today.

The rocket was designed to bring humans into space and, if successful, will be able to lift more payload than any other American rocket since the Saturn V, the rocket NASA used for its moon landings. For this test run, Falcon Heavy will carry a cherry-red Tesla Roadster, owned by SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Update: SpaceX successfully launched Falcon Heavy into space. Here’s a view from the rocket of “Space Man” in the driver’s seat of the its cargo, as it heads out into space:

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Elon Musk posted a photo of the car earlier this week:

Starman in Red Roadster

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The launch is now scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 11:20 am PT / 2:20 pm ET. It was postponed from its original time of 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET due to weather.

Update: The launch has been delayed until 12:45pm PT/ 3:45pm ET.

You can watch the launch below:

Musk, who has said he thinks humans will arrive on Mars in 2025, tweeted the proposed flight profile for his new rocket:

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Google CEO Sundar Pichai both tweeted support for the launch:

In case anything does not go to plan, there is a launch window set for Wednesday, Feb. 7, between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm PT / 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm ET.


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In the First Trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, a Familiar Legend Begins

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Last night, we finally got our first look at the next chapter in Star Wars’ spinoff saga, the standalone Han Solo movie. Now, we’ve got an even better look at the past of one of the series’ most beloved characters, before he truly became the snarky smuggler we all know and love.

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The highlight of the Superbowl was this trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story

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I have a good feeling about this.

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