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First drone crash with a commercial aircraft in Canada triggers safety review and possible new rules

First drone crash with a commercial aircraft in Canada triggers safety review and possible new rules

According to a statement by Transport Minister Marc Garneau, a collision between a drone and a Canadian passenger plane occurred last month. As stated by the minister, the October 12 incident was “the first time a drone has hit a commercial aircraft in Canada.” He expressed his relief over the safety of the passengers and… Continue Reading

100,000 watt laser firing 10,000 pulses per second would “deorbit” tons of dangerous space debris

100,000 watt laser firing 10,000 pulses per second would “deorbit” tons of dangerous space debris

The Extreme Univese Space Observatory telescope, originally built to detect cosmic rays, could be used to target space debris in orbit. According to scientists, a powerful laser can then be used to de-orbit space junk that endangers the International Space Station and other satelites. The laser system would be armed with a 100,000 wat ultraviolet… Continue Reading

A cloaking device possible? Stealth technology studies virtual invisibility through “irradiating with its own specific pattern”

A cloaking device possible? Stealth technology studies virtual invisibility through “irradiating with its own specific pattern”

Every kid has dreamed of being invisible at some point. Whether that stemmed from the desire to escape awkward encounters or dreams of being a spy and finding dirt on those around us, we have all been there. While true invisibility may not be possible, a recent study claims that we may be closer than… Continue Reading

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop vision racing ahead of naysayers and regulators — Boring Company receives permission to tunnel 10 miles; early tests of tube successful

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop vision racing ahead of naysayers and regulators — Boring Company receives permission to tunnel 10 miles; early tests of tube successful

Elon Musk’s vision is unrestrainable, brilliant and consistently races ahead of naysayers and regulators. Elon Musk recently tested his Hyperloop pod concept at 200 mph. [Video below.] Meanwhile, not waiting for approvals, he continuing boring tests (with The Boring Company) for the underground Hyperloop. Ultimately, the engineering goal is to design the Hyperloop to travel… Continue Reading

Flyboard “hoverboard” becomes real — beyond recreation, this spectacular tech may have practical applications

Flyboard “hoverboard” becomes real — beyond recreation, this spectacular tech may have practical applications

Watching the Flyboard Air fly is breath-taking. Mankind has been able to fly for many years, with the aid of big, cumbersome machines. It has been a dream of many to develop “personal” flight — Ironman without the armour. Although Flyboard is niche — not even yet available for either civilian commercial or recreational use —… Continue Reading

Space X Mars plans become feasible: Elon Musk’s multi-planet species goal may yet launch

Space X Mars plans become feasible: Elon Musk’s multi-planet species goal may yet launch

“Fundamentally, the future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we’re a space-faring civilization, and a multi-planet species, than if we’re not. You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think: the future’s going to be great!… It’s about believing in the future, and believing the futue… Continue Reading

Bombardier workers unite with company management in support of “battle” against U.S. based aerospace giant Boeing Co.

Bombardier workers unite with company management in support of “battle” against U.S. based aerospace giant Boeing Co.

The “battle” between Canadian aerospace company Bombardier and U.S. giant Boeing Co. has united the unionized workers and management at Bombardier in a rally. In a rare show of solidarity, union workers and managers at Bombardier to bring “awareness to the fight” between Aerospace companies that also have the governments of Canada and the U.S. at… Continue Reading

World’s largest twin engine Airbus A350-1000 passes extreme weather tests for hot weather above 40 degrees celsius

World’s largest twin engine Airbus A350-1000 passes extreme weather tests for hot weather above 40 degrees celsius

The largest twin engine Airbus, the A350-1000, successfully passed the high-temperature tests in July tests. The test was undertaken at the Al Ain International airport.     The test was designed to test behaviour and safety, including cooling performance, to ensure the big twin-engine is ready for super-hot climates. Airbus tests hot weather performance at… Continue Reading

200 days in lockup: Four volunteers live in simulated moon lab in preparation for future moon mission

200 days in lockup: Four volunteers live in simulated moon lab in preparation for future moon mission

Four enthusiastic volunteers face the next 200 days in close quarters in China’s Earth-based lab that simulates a Lunar habitat. The experiment will analyse long-term life in a small 160-square-meter habitat, endearingly named “Lunar Palace” or “Yuegong-1.”     Complete with plants, the lab is a bio-regenerative life pod, located on the campus of Baihang University.… Continue Reading

Blue Origin rocket engines to be built in Alabama, employing up to 350

Blue Origin rocket engines to be built in Alabama, employing up to 350

Hoping to build up to 30 of their BE-4 engines in a new facility in Huntsville, Alabama, Blue Origin’s President Robert Meyerson committed to plan contingent on a production contract with United Launch Alliance. United Launch Alliance use the BE-4 in their Vulcan rocket. “Alabama is a proven leader in aerospace manufacturing with the highest-skilled workforce,… Continue Reading

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