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It only takes light about eight minutes to go from the Sun to Earth. loops7/E+ via Getty Images

Have we made an object that could travel 1% the speed of light?

The fastest things ever made by humans are spacecraft, and the fastest spacecraft reached 330,000 mph – only 0.05% the speed of light. But there are ways to go faster.
Cockpit of the Airbus A330-900. P. Pigeyre/Airbus

Airbus: flying high on the wings of corruption

In January Airbus agreed to pay nearly 4 billions euros to settle bribery charges. Theories developed by criminology researchers explain how the firm was able to operate so long with such impunity.
The Bell Nexus is a full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi vehicle, powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system. Bell/Cover Images

Flying taxis within five years? Not likely

CASA says we could have flying taxis operating in Australia within five years. But there are a few hurdles to clear before we see ride sharing happening in the air rather than on the ground.

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