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How Sex Robots Could Revolutionize Marriage—for the Better

With sexual needs outsourced to robots, marriages could become stronger than ever.<p><i>Adapted from “Sexbot-Induced Social Change: An Economic</i> …

Emerging Technology

The first supersonic passenger plane to fly by 2023

<b>Denver - After Concorde was taken out of service in 2003, commercial supersonic flights will restart soon, according to Blake Scholl, the founder,</b> …

Aviation

All roads led to Rome but they also led to Europe's modern-day prosperity, study finds

Not only did all roads lead to Rome in the ancient world, they also led to modern-day prosperity. A new study has shown a remarkable correlation between the network of stone roads built by the Romans 2,000 years ago and cities, transport hubs and economic development today.<p>The spider’s web of Roman …

Ancient History

Airbus' solar-powered aircraft just flew for a record 26 days straight

A solar-powered aircraft from the European aerospace giant Airbus has completed a maiden flight lasting 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes.<p>The new …

Aviation

This Photographer Is Reimagining Norman Rockwell for the 21st Century

Maggie Meiners, <i>Dream Act</i>, 2016. © Maggie Meiners. Courtesy of the artist.In 1964, Norman Rockwell’s Civil Rights-era painting <i>The Problem We All Live</i> …

Art

When Sex Ruled the Skies | History of Air Hostesses | Amuse

I don’t remember ever being excited to fly. But, having a Canadian dad from the distant Rocky Mountains of Alberta, I did it a lot. Like many frequent flyers, my life was filled with countless, listlessly sticky airtime hours. Packed into a dowdy grey cabin, we ate equally grey food served by …

Southwest Airlines

<b>(CNN) —</b> China claims to have successfully tested its first hypersonic aircraft, a big step forward in aerospace technology that could intensify pressure on the US military.<p>The China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), based in Beijing and part of the state-owned China Aerospace Science and …

Aviation

Considering Ways to Prevent America's Deadliest Type of Bike Crash

"Overtaking" crashes have led to more than 600 cyclist fatalities in recent years.

Bike Lanes

Phantom Phantastic! – A Royal Navy Phantom II is Reborn

The McDonnell-Douglas Phantom II has a long and proud heritage in air arms around the world. While her role in Britain’s Royal Air Force is well …

Royal Navy

apparatum

APPARATUM<br>THE INSTALLATION INSPIRED BY THE POLISH RADIO EXPERIMENTAL STUDIO<p>Analog sound generators, based on magnetic tape and optical components …

Visual Language

Swiss Alps plane crash leaves all 20 passengers and crew dead

A vintage Swiss military plane, which was saved from being mothballed by a national fundraising campaign, has crashed into a mountain in the Alps, killing all 20 people onboard.<p>The JU-52 HB-HOT aircraft, which was constructed in 1939, was flying from Locarno, near Switzerland’s southern border, to …

Airplanes

Seaplanes Are Making a Comeback

Once upon a time, air travel was pretty much synonymous with seaplanes. That glamorous era hit its peak just after World War II, for a brief shining …

British Columbia

Vintage Ju-52 aircraft crashes in Swiss Alps: 20 dead

A vintage plane crashed at altitude in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, in canton Graubünden. All 20 passengers lost their lives in Switzerland's worst …

Airplanes

Ditch the joystick? Swiss develop jacket that pilots drones

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Ever dreamt of flying without flapping wings, airplanes, hand-gliders or wing suits — just soaring free over the landscape with arms outstretched like Superman?<p>Thanks to virtual reality and advanced motion sensors, drone pilots can now experience something close to that …

National Academy of Sciences

NASA once envisioned life after Earth in these fantastical floating cities

This Sunday, July 29, 2018, marks the 60th anniversary of NASA's establishment as a US government agency, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the 1958 National Aeronautics and Space Act, its founding legislation.<p>Nearly two decades later, NASA was already envisioning what post-Earth …

Research Center

It's True! A toilet was used as an aerial bomb during the Vietnam War

On November 4, 1965, some Vietnamese came across a very strange object that looked as if it had been dropped from the sky. Was it a bomb? Well, it …

2018 Oyama CX E8D II review: probably the nicest folding electric bicycle I’ve ever ridden

Electric bicycles are becoming increasingly popular forms of personal electric transportation, and rightfully so. They make it super easy to zip around crowded cities, usually arriving faster than cars, buses and just about every other alternative.<p>But one of the few downsides of electric bicycles …

National Parks

Russian Ground Effect Vehicles

The notion of a ground effect vehicle has been around in the Russian army ever since the height of the Cold War. Severely outmatched from a …

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

Imperial College London

This is an incredibly rare 1932 program from “America’s First All Women’s Air Exhibition” featuring cover art of a fresh-faced aviatrix looking skyward by noted pin-up illustrator Earl Christy. The event was hosted by the Chicago Girls’ Flying Club and was a huge hit. During the Golden Age of Aviation, the era between world wars, the public was fascinated with flight, making air shows huge draws. From barnstorming to wing walking, aerobatics and dangerous stunts, the country was just plane crazy and couldn’t get enough of these spectacles.

This is an incredibly rare 1932 program from “America’s First All Women’s Air Exhibition” featuring cover art of a fresh-faced aviatrix looking …

Uncovering the Secrets of the Ranger 7

• During conservation of the Museum's Ranger 7 spacecraft, we uncovered some unexpected details about the object.<br>• The Museum's Ranger 7 weighs in at …

Smithsonian

The Great Climate Hoax Is Making Island Nations Disappear

There's apparently a new term for them now: "ex-situ nationhood."<p>Over the weekend, the <i>Washington Post</i> published a fascinating piece about the rapidly disappearing nation-states of the south Pacific, concentrating on the small country of Kiribati, which is slowly becoming a piece of that part of the …

Climate Change

'Amorous Pink Knight': Unseen Monty Python sketches revealed

Unseen sketches from Monty Python have been discovered in the archives of Michael Palin.<p>The comedy group of Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Terry Jones produced their last film 35 years ago but boxes of material have now emerged, according to the Times.<p>The material, …

Terry Gilliam

Sorry, Amazon: These gorgeous libraries are here to stay

It’s not every day that the internet agrees on something. But last week, it united to defend the humble local library after <i>Forbes</i> published an outrageous article proposing that cities should shut down all libraries and replace them with Amazon bookstores. (<i>Forbes</i> later deleted the post).<p>It’s worth …

Italy

volerian, the quietest and safest flying car at farnborough airshow

<b>aeronautical company volerian proposes a solution to the noisy and dangerous aircraft propulsive technologies presenting its newly-developed system</b> …

Aviation

The English language reigns now, but look at the fate of Latin | Letters

Readers on the dominance of English across the globe, its penchant for borrowing from other languages, and whether decay and fragmentation is now inevitable<p>Jacob Mikanowski (How the English language is taking over the planet, 27 July) writes with unconscious irony: “Behemoth, bully, loudmouth, …

Language Learning

Authentic Sopwith & Gnome

If you've had the rare chance to closely examine a World War I aircraft it soon became obvious why so few early warbirds have been seriously …

Engines

The Guardian view on the fight against fake news: neutrality is not an option | Editorial

House of Commons select committees often do useful work. Yet very few of them produce reports with the potential to reshape the political landscape. The weekend report by the Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee on disinformation and “fake news” is one of these exceptions. What …

Fake News

Neural network implemented with light instead of electrons

Can do basic character, object recognition.<p>Neural networks have a reputation for being computationally expensive. But only the training portion of …

Deep Learning