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Joey Zeledón Explains Emotional Ergonomics and How You Can Fit Them into Your Design Process

The industrial designer also discusses his new book, Touchy/Feely<p>It's easy to focus on the big picture—so much so that we often lose track of small …

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.<p>The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth's climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they …

Gulf Stream

What Is Queso? Here's What You Should Know

Melted cheese is the best cheese.<p>March 26, 2018<p>I don't exactly know when my obsession with queso started, but I haven't looked back since. It's a …

The 15 Most Important Graphic Designs You’ve Never Seen

Jens Müller, author of History of Graphic Design. Vol. 1, 1890–1959, offers up a selection of hidden gems in his remarkable new book.<p>The publishing house Taschen has released a tremendous new book on early 20th-century graphic design. <i>History of Graphic Design. Vol. 1, 1890–1959</i> packs more than …

10 desserts you won't believe are actually healthy

When it comes to dessert, “healthy” is generally not the adjective most people look for. “Decadent,” “creamy,” “chocolatey,” and maybe even “sinful” are probably more enticing when the dessert menu appears. However, what if you could have your cake and eat it too, so to speak? Well, according to …

Nutrition

We Finally Know Where China's "Out of Control" Space Lab Might Crash

Look out below!<p>Heads up, Spain and Portugal. And France. Maybe you too, Greece.<p>China's 9.5 ton (8.6 tonne) space station, Tiangong-1, will come …

Space Exploration

Stratolaunch Rocket-Launching Airplane Could Carry a New Space Shuttle

In a new book, Paul Allen said he hopes to use the biggest plane in the world to launch a reusable space shuttle.<p>The twin-fuselage Stratolaunch airplane, with the longest wingspan in the world, is designed to carry as many as three rockets up to altitude and then drop them so they can launch …

Could a 'Airline Pilot' actually guide a passenger through landing the plane safely?

Mythbusters actually tested this hypothesis.<p>First they had both Jamie and Adam attempt to land a plane in a simulator with no instruction and no …

Hey Siri, take off! Get ready for more-advanced planes

I'm sitting in the jump seat of an airplane perched at the runway threshold at Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix. The cramped cockpit puts me so close to the action that I can almost reach out and grab the throttle.<p>Over my headset I hear air traffic control give us clearance to take off. We begin to …

Private rocketeers secretly put a "star" into orbit, and it will be visible from earth

When Mike Melvill piloted the first private vehicle to reach space, he enjoyed a hidden bag of M&Ms in microgravity. Elon Musk put an enormous wheel of cheese in the first SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that took to orbit, inspired by Monty Python. And, when Rocket Lab’s Electron reached orbit for the …

Living on the edge: 21 of the world's most dramatic villages

Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia<p>Pitigliano, Italy<p>Huacachina, Peru<p>Aogashima, Japan

Airplane Wings Actually Twist While They Fly — but Don't Freak Out

It's a good thing, really.<p>Don’t panic, but there’s something you should know about the next plane you fly on: Airplane wings actually twist in flight.<p>…

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BAE's MAGMA stealth drone has a completely smooth surface with no moving parts

MAGMA is lighter, stealthier, and more efficient than conventional aircraft.<p>BAE Systems has designed a new drone that can fly and manoeuvre in the …

Seventy-Eight Years of Jet Fighters

On Aug. 27, 1939, a stubby-winged airplane made of unpainted steel alloy took off over Germany and soared into history. Instead of a pointy propeller …

Prototype planes: Awesome aircraft from 1949 to 2017 | CNN Travel

Airbus and Bombardier tie-up could signal shift in aviation empires

The Airbus A318 is an odd little plane: short, stubby and unpopular.<p>While many aircraft are designed with a possible “stretch” (extending the …

100 Years of Rocketry and Research at NASA’s Langley Facility

See pioneering mathematicians, giant wind tunnels powered by submarine engines, and hypersonic rocket models.<p>In July 1927, NACA—the National Advisory …

When Flying, Is Taking Off Really More Dangerous Than Landing?

<i>Is taking off more dangerous than landing? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonisation of moon

Japan says lunar chasm measuring 50km long and 100 metres wide could be used as a base for astronauts and their equipment<p>Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan’s space agency said it had discovered an enormous …

Chasm

1902 Wright Brothers' Glider Tests

Compared to their previous gliders, the Wrights’ 1902 glider had a much thinner airfoil and longer and narrower wings, which their wind tunnel tests …

6 ways the future of flying will be amazing

For the most part, the airlines and the companies that make their planes are not all that well equipped to react quickly to change. A new plane takes more than a decade to put into service and its designed to keep flying for several subsequent decades.<p>Usually, a major industry-wide overhaul to …

Virgin Atlantic

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Health news<p>Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control life on Earth.<p>Their work, done over decades, helps explain how life adapts to the 24-hour cycle of day, and also how diseases …

Nobel Prize

10 Super Useful Code Generators for Web Designers

Code generators can be a web designer’s best friend for a couple of reasons. For one, they can often help you learn new techniques or brush up on …

How Fast Is Hypersonic Speed, Really?

A few rough examples to help you wrap your mind around ludicrous speed.<p>If you have a need for speed, the next frontier is hypersonic. The United States is currently developing hypersonic missiles that travel in excess of 6,000 miles per hour. The hypersonic SR-72 is reported to be making great …

194 Photo Editing Tools and Apps You Should Know

Hello, photographers. Here’s a giant list of 194 photo editing tools and apps you can use in your photography.<p>I started this research for my project …

The 10 Best Travel Tips of All Time

With these insights, going from tourist to traveler just got a whole lot easier.<p>In our office, between conversations about visas and gorging on international chocolate, we often discuss the difference between a tourist and a traveler. There's a quote by English writer G. K. Chesterton that we keep …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Galaxies

Odyssey Europe

Robert Capa © International Center of Photography German farmers fleeing. Near Wesel, Germany. March 24th, 1945. © Robert Capa © International Center …

Photographers

Why you can't fly a plane to space

Why can't you fly a plane to space?<p>Turns out, you couldn't even make it halfway.<p>We chatted with Jim Gregory, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Ohio State University, to learn more.<p>Part of the problem is Earth's gravity. You need to escape it in order to reach space.<p>This …