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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Forget Flying Cars … Here Comes the Flying Train!

    Jul
    26
    2018

    Transportation is about to get a technology-driven reboot. Recently, Akka Technologies, an innovative engineering and consulting company based in France, unveiled its mind-blowing Link & Fly aircraft design. The new vehicle is both a flying train that can take to the air and a plane with a passenger pod and detachable wings that can travel […]

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  11. American Airlines and Delta Thwart The Idea of Bigger Coach Seats

    Jul
    26
    2018

    The CEOs of American Airlines and Delta aren’t in a hurry to make coach seats any more comfortable in the foreseeable future. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told The Wall Street Journal he rides in coach roughly one-third of the time enabling him to get the same experience as the company’s customers while Delta CEO […]

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  12. Boeing Hypersonic Passenger Jet Could Cut Flight Times by 85 Percent

    Jul
    09
    2018

    Recently, Boeing unveiled its first concept design for a hypersonic passenger jet. This plane is expected to revolutionize air travel by cutting down a transatlantic flight from New York to London from seven hours to two. The concept was revealed during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference in Atlanta. The jet would have […]

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  13. Uber Unveils Prototype to Create Flying Taxi by 2023

    May
    25
    2018

    Recently, Uber unveiled a new design for its futuristic “aerial taxi,” which looks more like a giant drone than a helicopter. Uber shared the designs for its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) “flying car” concept at the company’s second annual Elevate summit in Los Angeles. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said, “We think cities are […]

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  14. Watch Blue Origin Seamlessly Launch and Land Its New Shepard Rocket

    May
    08
    2018

    Elon Musk isn’t the only super rich fella with a private space company successfully launching and landing rockets. Blue Origin and its founder Jeff Bezos recently conducted its eighth test flight of its New Shepherd rocket, which included launching and landing the booster rocket, in addition to its crew capsule shortly after. This is a […]

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  15. World’s Largest Plane Will Take Off This Summer

    May
    03
    2018

    The world’s largest plane, the Stratolaunch, is lumbering toward its first flight. The plane, a 500,000-lb. beast, recently completed a runway test in anticipation of its debut flight, which is planned for some time this summer. This massive plane is 238 ft. long and 50 ft. tall. It features six high-bypass-ratio turbofan engines used by the […]

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