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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. Amazon Launches Hexagonal Drone for Even Faster Prime Deliveries

    Jul
    18
    2019

    Delivering packages with the help of drones is certainly not a novelty, but it is still not spread enough to replace conventional methods. Amazon wants to change that with their new hexagonal drone, which was presented at their re:MARS Conference. This drone should improve the Primer Air delivery program, which is available in selected countries […]

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  2. U.S. Warns of Spy Dangers of Chinese-Made Drones

    Jun
    28
    2019

    Is there anything that is still secret in our digital world today? How secure is your everyday movements, day to day routines and most intimate information? Are we really protected by firewalls and passwords to secure our most precious information? Have we become so gullible to accept the big banners on software promotions promising just […]

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  3. SpaceX Confirms Dragon II Explosion

    May
    28
    2019

    The Dragon II capsule that carried out a non-piloted test flight to the ISS in March has exploded during a later test on the ground, as confirmed by the SpaceX vice president, Hans Koenigsmann. The explosive event was already apparent from a video that leaked late last month, but the level of the vessel’s destruction […]

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  4. BAE’s Magma Demonstrates Breakthrough ‘Blown-Air’ Flap-Free Flight Technologies

    May
    23
    2019

    Modern aircraft rely on complex moveable flight control surfaces to maneuver their path through the air. BAE Systems revolutionize the future aircraft design First time in history, a flapless unmanned aircraft has been maneuvered in flight by replacing moving surfaces with the blown air technology. UK‘s largest defense and security company BAE Systems has performed flight […]

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  5. Nasa Uncovers 20-Year Aluminum Scheme That Caused 2 Failed Missions

    May
    14
    2019

    In a settlement agreement, an Oregon aluminum extrusion manufacturer, Sapa Profiles, Inc., has agreed to pay $46 million to NASA, the Department of Defense, and others to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a 19-year fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors concluded that Hydro Extrusion Portland, Inc., formerly known as Sapa Profiles Inc. (SPI), and […]

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  6. The Goodyear AERO – A Concept Tire for Autonomous, Flying Cars

    May
    07
    2019

    Technology has come a long way since the first application of the wooden wheel in 4500–3300 BCE i.e. the Neolithic Age. Since the first patented pneumatic tire by Scottish inventor Robert William Thomson in 1847, we’ve had everything else in between up until the 21st Century, which included white wall, radial, low profile, off-road, snow, all […]

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  7. Blood Samples Delivered by UPS Drones Across North Carolina

    Apr
    29
    2019

    Medical samples are vital elements in many hospitals. Their transport, however, gets complicated when the amount of blood or tissue samples increases. UPS recently decided to tackle this problem. The company started to move medical specimens with unmanned drones. So, the futuristic idea about drone deliveries for various industries just got real. Their drone-delivery scheme […]

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  8. Boeing Autonomous Flying Car Completes First Test Flight

    Apr
    15
    2019

    Several decades ago, it seemed almost sure that in the year 2020 we would’ve lived in cities with flying cars. Sadly, the reality is that we are not as close to this truth as futurists predicted. That said, we can almost certainly predict that flying cars will happen in the near future. Boeing’s subsidiary Aurora […]

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  9. Engineers Fly The First-Ever Aircraft With No Moving Parts

    Mar
    20
    2019

    Airplanes today are one of the most well-engineered things, and they need to be if we want them to be safe. That said, they have too many moving parts, like turbine blades and propellers, that only add to the complexity and therefore, make them less reliable. Thankfully, there is a new advancement in this field […]

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  10. The Avalon 2019 Innovation Award Goes to a Cutting Tool

    Mar
    08
    2019

    Jimmy Toton, a Ph.D. candidate at the RMIT University in Melbourne, has won this year’s “Young Defence Innovator Award” along with the $15000 money prize that accompanies it. The young engineer has presented a novel 3-D printed steel cutting tool that convinced the judges of its performance by cutting through titanium alloys in a manner […]

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  11. Titanium Aluminides and Their Importance in Efficient Aerospace Engines

    Feb
    19
    2019

    Electric airplanes really sound exotic and forward-thinking, but we’re far from a commercial airplane with this kind of propulsion. The problem is batteries – they are very, very heavy for an airplane. That’s why focusing on improving the existing technologies for the reduction of the carbon footprint of airplanes has become even more important in […]

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  12. Tempest: Britain’s Next-Gen Stealth Fighter

    Oct
    02
    2018

    The U.K. is investing $2.65 billion to become the first nation in the world to have a fleet of hi-tech unmanned fighter jets. A full-size model of the U.K.’s proposed next-generation jet fighter, called “Tempest,” was unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow, held at the Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, U.K., last month. If all goes well, […]

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  13. The Airbus Perlan 2 Glider Sets New Altitude Record

    Oct
    02
    2018

    The Airbus Perlan 2 aircraft set a new gliding altitude world record recently. The pressurized glider flew to the edge of space to an altitude of an astonishing 76,000 ft. — well over 14 miles. The Perlan 2 glider is made of carbon fiber composite material. It is designed to soar up to 90,000 ft., has an […]

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  14. Scientists Confirm Presence of Water Ice on the Moon

    Sep
    21
    2018

    Scientists have long believed that water exits on the moon. But now, this belief has finally been confirmed by a team of scientists, led by Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University, and including Richard Elphic from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Definitive evidence of water ice on the moon […]

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  15. Airbus’ Zephyr S HAPS Sets Record By Flying For 26 Straight Days

    Sep
    04
    2018

    Airbus’ solar-powered aircraft, the Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite), recently made its maiden flight and incredibly set a world record in the process. The aircraft flew for 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes after leaving Arizona on July 11, good for “the longest duration flight ever made.” The Zephyr, which runs on solar […]

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  16. StormBreaker: The Newest U.S. Air Force Deadly Weapon

    Aug
    22
    2018

    Adverse weather conditions greatly limit the capability of pilots to strike moving targets. This has led to the requirement of an all-weather solution that enhances military capabilities without being affected by conditions on the ground or in the air. Missile maker Raytheon’s StormBreaker bomb will soon provide U.S. Air Force pilots with the capability to […]

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  17. Robot Cockroaches Will Repair Plane Engines to Keep You Safe

    Aug
    08
    2018

    Rolls-Royce, best known for its luxury cars and aero engine manufacturing, is now developing tiny “robot cockroaches” to fix plane engines. The company teamed up with robotics experts at Harvard University and the University of Nottingham to develop these tiny insect-like robots. These tiny bots will crawl into the tight spots in the engines to […]

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