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Delta Just Made a Huge Announcement That Puts Other Airlines to Shame

This is a big surprise for passengers.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I was sure my eyes were fibbing.<p>Sometimes, they present sights that stun me into stupor so much that it takes me a while to ponder whether what I'm seeing can …

Aviation

Airbus reveals Farnborough Airshow aircraft display

Airbus has unveiled the list of aircraft that they’ll be displaying at the Farnborough International Airshow!<p>Between the 16th and 22nd of July, the …

Aviation

Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

Clean Energy

New Study: Open Offices Kill Teamwork

People don't like to have serious conversations in public, it turns out.<p>Employees hate open office plans, but at least they help employees collaborate and work together? It saves companies money and it increases teamwork, right? Well, wrong.<p>Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, at Harvard Business …

OpenOffice

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

'She was Irish...It's an embarrassment to us all' - Ryanair flight forced to divert after 'aggressive' woman's behaviour mid-air

A man who travelled on the same Ryanair flight that was forced to divert after an Irish woman became "aggressive" said the incident was "an …

A special An-124 delivery: De-icing at CHS

A domestic US flight by the massive Antonov An-124 is a rare event. We might see one this weekend thanks to a Boeing special delivery.The post A …

BREAKING Pegasus flight #PC8622 overran the runway at Trabzon Airport, Turkey and almost fell into the sea

A Pegasus Boeing 737-800 on flight #PC8622 overran the runway during landing at Trabzon Airport in Turkey.<p>After overrunning runway 11 at the airport, …

Airplanes

Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.<p>The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered …

Electric Vehicles

A Concorde finds its final home

There are several great reasons why the last Concorde to be built, and the last to ever fly, has retired permanently to a new aviation museum outside of Bristol, England.<p>Along with Toulouse, France, the now-closed Bristol Filton Airport is a Concorde birthplace. The aircraft was partially designed …

Why Your Flight May Land With a Thud

It was a beautiful, clear night as our Boeing 757 descended into Chicago. The captain I was flying with had been with the airline more than 11 years. …

F-35 Ascending: The Pentagon's Biggest Program Had Its Best Year Ever In 2017

In April of this year, the Defense Contract Management Agency predicted that Lockheed Martin, prime contractor for the Pentagon’s tri-service F-35 joint strike fighter, would not be able to meet a goal of delivering 66 of the aircraft in 2017. Delivering 66 would represent a 43% increase over the …

Flight attendant: There is one thing that they aren't allowed to be seen doing

Flight attendants have a tough job working long hours whilst 30,000 feet in the air, dealing with difficult passengers.<p>They also have to pass tough …

Could laser technology make terrifying turbulence a thing of the past?

At best it’s inconvenient, at worst it’s terrifying. Nevertheless clear-air turbulence is a nuisance that we tolerate when travelling by plane, like being frisked going through security.<p>It’s set to get worse, too. According to scientists, clear-air turbulence is likely to become more common and …

Virgin Atlantic spends £10,000 flying a pilot to work on a Boeing 787

Not every passenger on Virgin Atlantic’s daily late-afternoon flight from Heathrow to Boston has enjoyed a smooth journey recently.<p>Last Thursday, …

Deutsche Fluggesellschaften verlieren Marktanteile

Die Deutsche Fluggesellschaften verlieren trotz steigender Passagierzahlen Marktanteile auf den heimischen Flughäfen. Dazu gewonnen haben vor allem …

Wirtschaft

10 Paint Colors That Will Never, Ever, Ever Go Out of Style

Use these in your house and you'll be set for life.<p>Not one to be influenced by what's "in style"? Don't care about the Color of the Year? As much as it can be fun to try new trends, who wants to repaint her whole house every few years? "It takes the average consumer more than 100 days from starting …

What's the best London airport for me to use?

<b>(CNN) —</b> London's status as a world aviation hub extends far beyond Heathrow. The UK's capital is served by six airports, some stretching the geographical definition of London to the limit.<p>Whether you're arriving on a budget flight into Luton or taking a long-haul trip out of Gatwick, our airport …

England

20 Finalist Photos from the World’s Largest Photo Contest

The EyeEm Photography Awards has just announced 100 finalists for this year’s competition. This year, it received over 590,000 entries from over …

Listen to the Moment a Jet Avoided ‘Greatest Aviation Disaster’

A new audio recording captures the moment an Air Canada flight from Toronto narrowly avoided colliding with four other passenger aircraft at San …

Air Canada

How Much Does a Private Jet Cost to Charter

It's cheaper than ever, but not necessarily cheap.<p>As you shuffle along behind people cramming 100-pound roller bags into overhead bins, sit next to a guy who thinks pickled herring is an appropriate airline snack, and bruise your knees when the person in front of you reclines the seat, you …

What Would Happen If You Tried to Open the Emergency Exit Door on a Plane

Last week, a flight attendant smashed a wine bottle over the head of an unruly passenger who attempted to open the emergency exit door while the …

Cabin Crew

Boeing's 747 jumbo passenger plane is on the way out

Is it the end of the line for the Boeing 747 as a commercial passenger plane?<p>It sure looks that way for the original jumbo jetliner. Once the largest passenger plane on Earth, the 747 has defined the company more than any other.<p>Boeing (BA) earlier this month flew a 747-8 Intercontinental back to …

Aviation

Pilot praised after avoiding mid-air collision with world's biggest passenger jet

A pilot has been praised for helping avert a mid-air collision between two passenger jets that could have led to the death of hundreds of people.<p>An Emirates Airbus A380, flying from Dubai to Mauritius last Friday, had been cleared to descend to 38,000 feet by Air Traffic Control on its approach to …

Kabinenpersonal von British Airways dehnt Streik deutlich aus

London (Reuters) - Noch während des laufenden Streiks eines Teils des Kabinenpersonals bei British Airways ruft die Gewerkschaft Unite ihre Mitglieder bereits zum nächsten Ausstand auf.<p>British Airways planes are parked at Heathrow Terminal 5 in London, Britain May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall TPX …

Industrial Design: Kin, the Wallet that sort your coins like Magic

We are featuring this superb industrial design & product design of a wallet named Kin. This wallet stands out from what's on the market for one …

Product Design

Create Better Landscape Photos with These Pro Tips for Camera Settings, Framing, & Editing (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a professional Paris-based landscape photographer who’s always willing to share his “secret sauce” for creating better images. In …

Framing

The Secret to Beautiful Living Rooms Is This Design Method

I spotted the living room above in a recent Brooklyn house tour and instantly loved it. You can immediately see that it's a balanced, well-appointed …

Home Decorating

10 Photos that Capture Reflections in Unique Ways

Color, symmetry, and composition are just some of the great elements you can focus on when taking photos of reflections. For our recent Quest, we …