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There are no powered spinning propellers in nature. When evolution has found an advantage to producing thrust in a fluid, it has done it mainly by flapping things back and forth - and a new VTOL aircraft propulsion system aims to do the same with a series of flapping wings mounted in large ducts... Continue Reading ​Bizarre Volerian aircraft design replaces jets and props with flapping win
After successfully completing low-speed taxi testing earlier this year, the giant Stratolaunch aircraft successfully hit a new milestone recently, reaching 90 mph (145 km/h) during its latest stage of runway testing. The announcement comes days after billionaire co-founder of the company Paul Allen passed away, just months before his long-dreamed creation finally hits the sky... Continue R
the house adapts to the geography and captures the extensive views across sao paulo and the surrounding wetlands of the pinheiros river The post una arquitetos’ villa lobos overlooks são paulo and is surrounded by gardens appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
This week's highlights include a rave for Astro Bot VR, why game devs aren't getting Genius Grants, and a delightful Red Dead Redemption recap, among others. ...
The launch of Canon's EOS R gave us a chance to talk to a group of the engineers involved in the project. The company put forward an engineer from each of the main parts of the development process: physical design, optical design, UI design and overall product design. They talked of being given more freedom than ever before but also of the need to build on the EOS system's strengths.Left to right
Designers Candice Blanc and Ulysse Martel have created a collection of iridescent exercise weights that can also be displayed as sculptures in the home.  Read more
With more than 5,000 km (3,000 mi) of rock between us and the Earth's core, it's hard to get a clear look at what's going on down there. It's long been thought that the inner core is a solid ball of iron, but direct evidence is hard to come by. Now, researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have detected a type of seismic wave passing through the core that only propagates t
the monolithic structure's sloped roof descends from north to south, where an open courtyard fenced with metal pillars is located.  The post arbol’s family house in takarazuka is covered with corrugated aluminum appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission is on its way to Mercury, but instead of coasting to the smallest planet in the Solar System, it will be helped along by four state-of-the-art ion thrusters developed by an industrial consortium led by British company QinetiQ. The new solar-electric propulsion system in conjunction with a series of nine planetary flybys will allow the unmanned spacecraft to
Sean Han Tani is a composer, independent game developer, writer and teacher. In a recent appearance on the Game Dev Unchained podcast, he explained what he learned from his debut project, Anodyne. ...

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