Human-powered helicopter beats record

By Amanda Shore The $250,000 Sikorsky prize was created in 1980 to commemorate Igor Sikorsky, a helicopter pioneer. It has been offered to those that can stay aloft for 60 seconds at at least 3 meters of altitude in a human-powered machine. In 1994, a Japanese team was able to build a human-powered machine. They […]

Mr. R Radio Show on Hip Hop Live

By Amanda Shore Robert Rickenbacker, or Mr. R, has a great dream: to broadcast to the world unsigned hip hop and R&B artists. I was lucky enough to interview him earlier today to ask about his fantastic radio station and radio history. Mr. R got started as an actor for an online sitcom in New […]

Syria military members defect to Turkey

By Randy Rose Dozens of members of Syria’s military defected to Turkey overnight with their families, a Turkish official said Monday, at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries over Syria’s downing of a Turkish military plane. The state-run Anadolu news agency said 33 soldiers crossed into Turkey overnight, and the group, 224 […]