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‘Spaceplane’ that flies 25 times faster than the speed of sound passes crucial test

April 15th, 2019 at 7:55 am » Comments Off

Hypersonic plane passes crucial test A hypersonic ‘spaceplane’ just passed a crucial test for its precooler component. If and when the jet becomes available for commercial use, it could fly people from London to New York in less than 60 minutes. A ‘spaceplane’ that flies 25 times faster than the speed of sound has successfully […]

Cruise line proposes 60,000 passenger cruise ship nearly one mile long

March 26th, 2019 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

Think cruise ships are big now? A cruise line has proposed a new ship that will carry 60,000 passengers and will be nearly one mile long. Freedom Cruise Line International is proposing the largest vessel in maritime history. It will be 4,500 feet long, as wide as 2 1/2 football fields, and 350 feet high. […]

These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon

February 28th, 2019 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tech that’s not half as good as what they’re seeing. This new design from Insolight could be the one that changes […]

Airlander 10: prototype of world’s longest aircraft retired

January 29th, 2019 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

The Airlander 10 in flight at Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire in 2016. UK firm behind plane-airship hybrid says it will ‘rethink the skies’ to build new model. A prototype of the world’s longest aircraft, the Airlander 10, will not be rebuilt but engineers are set to “rethink the skies” with a production-ready model. Hybrid Air […]

A Chinese company said it created a photo with such a high resolution that you can zoom from thousands of meters away to see people’s facial expressions

December 24th, 2018 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

You might call this the pinnacle of high-resolution images. The image, the brainchild of a company called Jingkun Technology, or BigPixel, was taken from atop the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, China. The company said the photo’s resolution is a mind-blowing 195 gigapixels. The resolution of digital cameras and smartphones is often measured in megapixels, […]

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