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Is this whale-shaped plane the future of airliners?

Airliners have become steadily bigger in an effort to take fit in more passengers and drive down the cost of tickets. Could a new outsized design change the way we fly?<p>Spotting an Airbus A380 at an airport can still create great excitement. The giant, double-decker plane can seat between 500 and …

Pretty Flight For A Flight Guy

The Aerial filming and observation mini helicopter systems have ushered in an era of filming spectacular and dynamic visuals at an affordable budget. …

Future Control

Discovering tangible patterns and predicting future outcomes based on it has always enticed the collective imagination of humanity. From mapping of …

LEAF Thermometer

<i>Leaf</i> is a paper thermometer that shows the room temperature by changing its color. It is green when the temperature is between 68–77°F (20–25°C), …

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his …

Tesla would be so proud!

The EM (ElectroMagnetic) table explores lesser known aspects of energies and electromagnetic interactions. In short, the table produces a localized …

Sky Planter Upside Down Plants

Posted in Living<p>Need a little extra motivation to put a few (non Cannabis) plants in your home? Want that Boston fern to be more badass? Hang ’em …

Right Direction

Exit Guide is an evacuation system linked to the building’s fire alarm system. When the alarms go off, the green and red lights on the evacuation …

Nexus All The Way

Here is a delightful ideation of of Google Glasses combined with concept Google Nexus TV. The bundle is perceived with a full-screen remote control …

Scan With Fingertips

The Fingear is a fingertip scanner that can be used by the visually challenged people to scan and know what object they are touching. The device uses …

Toilet of Tomorrow

Let’s be frank— noone likes to touch a toilet! Maybe you’ve perfected the touchless-squat, but if not, then you’ll love the Drop toilet. The compact …

Under Pressure

The queue is long, the pressure is building up and all the stalls in the toilet are taken. Sounds familiar? Most often some of the stalls have faulty …

Light Curve

Curve is an office task lamp that offers flexibility in terms of both positioning and illumination. The telescopic structure and angle can be easily …

The Pen Printer

Abandoned pens and other such stationery stand a chance at purposeful usage, thanks to the Pen Printer. The device uses the ink from discarded pens …

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …

Hybrid planes trying to charge into action

The airliner of the future may feel very alien to our fuel-guzzling planes, at least if one ambitious quest to build the Prius of the skies is anything to go by.<p>How would you feel about flying on an electric airliner? Current planes may be noisy, rattly, and relatively inefficient, but there’s …

Aviation

Solar-power vehicles pushing boundaries of possibility

A new wave of aircraft and vehicles at the cutting edge of technology are making epic journeys around the world relying only on the power of the Sun.<p>The promise of fleets of clean, green transport powered by solar energy has for decades just been that: a promise. But a new wave of vehicles is …

Edge-of-space planes to free-up congested skies

More and more aircraft have to share airspace, and this will only get worse as our cities grow. In the next part of our Building Tomorrow series, former Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn says we have to rethink everything from how high we fly to how air traffic is managed.<p>Making predictions …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The best photographs of the last seven days, including a stunning image of the Northern Lights and a baby turtle’s scramble to safety.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Robot dragon and lightning strike<p>Yosemite fires and an eclipse from Mars<p>Augmented reality in the operating room<p>Worm burgers and beetle …

Power Touchscreen

Energy Touch is a concept that gets me into my wishful thinking mode. More like what if we had screenguards so advanced, that they harness the energy …

Cool "Smart" Micro Student Houses

Kitchen<p>Study Area<p>Bedroom<p>Eco-friendly houses made out of wood that can be easily transported and installed on university campuses and in other …

Vegetable Growing Guide

<b>Days to Harvest:</b> A newly planted asparagus patch should not be harvested for its first year -- it needs this time to become established in the garden. The second year, you can harvest selectively over a two-week period. The third year, harvest over four weeks. The fourth year and beyond, you may …

The Week in Review: A Window Seat on the Aviation World

Inside Flipboard / July 12, 2013<p>Asiana Flight 214 crashed while attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, and while the …