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After nailing its first full-size electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) transition in 2022 with the Maker technology demonstrator, Archer Aviation has revealed that its Midnight aircraft has successfully transitioned from hover to vertical flight, before going on to clock speeds of over 100 mph.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Archer Aviation, eVTOL, Electric Aircraft, Air Taxis
Work is nearing completion on an extraordinary new project in Abu Dhabi by prestigious British firm Foster + Partners. Named the Zayed National Museum, the building is defined by five sculpted "wings" designed for more than just their looks – they are cleverly engineered to help keep the interior cool naturally.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Abu
SpaceX's Starship scored a double win on its fourth test mission today as both the Super Heavy first stage and the Starship second stage had successful flights, reaching space and ending in slow splashdowns in the Gulf of Mexico and the Indian Ocean.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: SpaceX, Starship, Launch
SpaceX plans to launch its Starship spacecraft into orbit for the fourth time on June 6 sometime after 7:00 am CDT. The day and time are tentative because SpaceX has yet to win FAA approval for the launch, but if you want to watch, here's how.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: SpaceX, Starship, Launch
Dr. Ifana Mahbub, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas, had already received the Young Faculty Award from DARPA in 2021, giving her US$500,000 over two years for her project. The fellowship offers an additional $250,000 in funding to continue development of the power-beaming technology.Continue ReadingCategory: TechnologyTags: UAV, drones, Resea
Sikorsky has advanced to the next phase of a DARPA project to develop an unmanned VTOL aircraft capable of flying all-weather missions from ships or land. The rotor blown wing VTOL tail-sitter is currently undergoing flight testing.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: DARPA, Sikorsky, VTOL, Lockheed Martin, UAS, UAV, drones
Although snapshots of the B-21 Raider nuclear bomber in flight have been taken previously by the public in the vicinity of Edwards Air Force Base in California, these weren't with permission. Now the United States Air Force has released the first official images of the aircraft in the air.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: US Air Force, Aircraft, Stealth
The world's first winged commercial spaceplane has arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, its final destination before its first mission to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Space Launch System, Rocket, NASA, Boeing, SpaceX, International Space Station, Wings
dan window, space perspective’s head of experience design, speaks with designboom about the design features of its neptune capsule before taking off in 2025. The post roam around space perspective’s neptune capsule and lounge design before its flight in 2025 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Airbus Helicopters has flown its high-speed concept copter, which dashes 50% faster than other commercial copters, for the first time. The 249-mph (216-kt, 400-km/h) Racer demonstrator is not only fast, but consumes up to 25% less fuel.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Helicopters, Airbus


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