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The Skylon Hypersonic Space Plane, the Real Next Generation Shuttle…

The journey to space is still to this day the most difficult journey any person can take; breaking the surly bonds of Earth’s gravity, releasing ourselves from its grip is no small feat.

While the world looks on in wonder at NASA’s Orion launch system it is in fact at least two steps backwards from the space shuttle. The technology used by Orion to achieve the incredible journey to space is based on the work of Erik Von Braun and other geniuses from the 30’s. Sure the materials we use to make rockets have advanced and the technology has become far more reliable but it is still a technology that was born in the 30’s and represents zero advancement.

For the next generation launch vehicle you must look elsewhere. Look towards the end of a runway to the Skylon space plane, the real next generation space shuttle.

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NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router, The First Gigabit Wireless Router…

The next generation Wireless Router has been released by NETGEAR, the R6300 WiFi Router. The first router to include Broadcom’s latest 5G Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac (5Ghz) chipset that can triple transfer rates for wireless networks, the first consumer Gigabit wireless router.

Broadcom’s new 802.11ac dual band chipset is able to operate at 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz simultaneously, allowing a greater number of connections to operate at higher speed. High powered radio amplifiers give the router exception range and assist with speed by guaranteeing signal strength.

While the new wireless chipset gets all of the headlines there is far more under the bonnet of the R6300. Also included are 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, a dedicated DSL/Cable Modem Ethernet port, 2 USB ports (1 for printer and one for storage devices) and of course the dual high powered amplifiers being driven by Broadcom’s latest WiFi chipset. This feature rich router is aimed squarely at the top end of the home consumer market, with the $200 USD price tag and a feature list as long as your arm NETGEAR seems to have struck the perfect balance with the R6300.

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