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How NASA accidentally found a way to make buildings safer during earthquakes

NASA technologists are typically focused on making it safe for humans to explore outer space. Now the space agency says it’s found a way to make earthquakes safer for people on the ground.<p>NASA developed a new stabilizing technology, known as the LOX Damper, in 2013 after working on a violently …

Engineering

Jupiter or bust: Juno spacecraft sets course for gas giant

Juno is set to arrive at Jupiter in July, after a five-year journey through the solar system.<p>With explorations of Pluto and Saturn under its belt, …

Astronomy

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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NATIONAL<p>It was not the first time President Duterte dropped very public criticisms against the belief of a religious majority. This is why such …

Los Angeles

How a New Engine Could Revolutionize Air and Space Travel

The RTR turborocket combines the best of both rockets and jets to enable faster, higher flying aircraft.<p>Ever since the Concorde was put out to pasture, supersonic travel has remained out of reach for commercial air passengers. And while SpaceX and Blue Origin are showing re-usable rocket boosters …

easyJet's hybrid plane design has a hydrogen fuel cell inside

Aiming to save the European airline money, oh and the environment, easyJet hopes to trial new hybrid plane designs later this year. We're not talking about a new paint job or minor wing design changes, however: the company wants to embed a hydrogen fuel cell into a new hybrid plane design, with …

Patent tips details of Google's Project Wing drone delivery

The pieces of Google's Project Wing drone delivery service are slowly coming together.<p>A patent published Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Copyright Office describes a "delivery receptacle" used to move a package from a drone to the delivery location.<p>Flying drones use infrared (IR) beacons to connect …

This Plane Can Detach Its Cabin In Case Of Emergency

What if we could survive a plane crash? Ukrainian aviation engineer Vladimir Tatarenko has been working 3 years to find a way. And he did. He …

Flight MH370 Update: Search Vessels May Have Missed Malaysia Airlines Plane, ATSB Chief Says

Sonar vessels searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean may have missed the jet, Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s …

Scientists Say The Moon Really Does Impact Rainfall On Earth

Praying for rain? You'll get (slightly) less when the moon is very high, a new study finds.<p>Scientists at the University of Washington say the moon's position impacts the amount of rainfall on Earth.<p>"As far as I know, this is the first study to convincingly connect the tidal force of the moon with …

NASA's Weird Giant Airplane Carried The Future Of Mars In Its Belly

Behold the Guppy<p>There is no plane more inaccurately named than the “Super Guppy.” Seen from afar, the gigantic airplane bears a superficial resemblance to the diminutive fish, but close up it is truly a giant of the sky. I mean just look at this thing:<p>Only five of the gargantuan aircraft were ever …

Elon Musk: Boeing 787 battery fundamentally unsafe

szo 120<p>The lithium ion batteries installed on the Boeing 787 are inherently unsafe, says Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and owner of electric car maker …

Why We Need Learning Engineers

Recently I wandered around the South by Southwest ed-tech conference, listening to excited chatter about how digital technology would revolutionize …

Who needs windows? New plane puts passengers in the hold

The latest patent filed by Zodiac Aerospace, the French aircraft equipment manufacturer, takes aircraft design to a whole new level - a lower one, that is, with windows replaced by screens along the length of the aircraft displaying live footage captured by cameras placed on the outside of the …

Airbus patented new designs for a jet that could fly from London to New York in 1 hour

The patent includes a huge rocket engine that would enable the jet to travel at more than four times the speed of sound, which means it could cross the Atlantic in less time that it takes to cross London on a bus.<p>Plans for a supersonic jet were first released by Airbus in July this year, but it …

Engineers Combine Biological Energy-Harvesting with Electronic Circuits

The future promises bomb-sniffing dogs on a chip and so much more.<p>Engineers at Columbia University have, for the first time, successfully plugged an electronic circuit into a biological energy-harvesting system constructed only from raw molecular materials. The advance, described Monday in Nature …

Airlines are risking lives to save money, say aircraft engineers

Aircraft engineers have accused airlines of putting lives at risk by being motivated by cost and not safety.<p>The Aircraft Engineers International group (AEI), which represents 40,000 mechanical staff in 30 countries, also said the aviation industry is failing to learn lessons from plane crashes, …

A Music Box Is Secretly an Engineering Marvel

You give the handle a few cranks and listen to it plink out a few seconds of <i>Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star</i>, but if you were to crack open a music box …

Future Prize: 3D printing enables aviation industry to flourish

In early 2016 Airbus will begin producing airplane components with its own Selective Laser Melting machines. These advances are the first step in …

Family Business

Boeing's Final C-17 Has Left the Factory

The last Buddha ever built will go to the Qatar air force.<p>While many of us were still chomping Thanksgiving leftovers on Sunday, the last of 279 C-17 Globemaster III airlifters built at Boeing's long-lived Long Beach factory took off for delivery to Qatar's air force, ending an era of large-scale …

Aviation

Pilot response led to AirAsia crash into Java Sea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The way pilots responded to a technical malfunction resulted in the crash of an AirAsia flight into the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said Tuesday.<p>AirAsia Flight 8501 was en route to Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya on December 28 last year when it …

London's New Bridge For Pedestrians Solves a Common Problem With Clever Engineering

It’s by design that most modern cities grew up around rivers or coastlines. But today, those bodies of water pose problems for thousands of commuters …

Why Tesla is only just looking for 'hardcore' engineers for Autopilot

To achieve that, Musk wants software engineers — "hardcore" software engineers, according to his tweet. These hires, who don't have to know anything about cars but had better be able to write dazzling code, are going to have a tough taskmaster: Musk himself.<p>Tesla, a company that still considers …

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Delta rewards eight-year-old for air crash recovery idea

An eight-year-old boy's charming letter to Delta Airlines, outlining a system to help find planes that crash at sea, has earned him a response from the company's CEO - and a whole heap of airline goodies.<p>The youngster called Ben wrote to Richard Anderson, CEO of the US airline, after watching a …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Maxwell's equations: 150 years of light

A century and a half ago, James Clerk Maxwell submitted a long paper to the Royal Society containing his famous equations. Inspired by Michael Faraday’s experiments and insights, the equations unified electricity, magnetism and optics. Their far-reaching consequences for our civilisation, and our …

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