Flying fish use their fins both to swim and glide through the air.
Fish fins are extremely flexible yet also strong. A special segmented fin design is the key to this useful combination of properties and could inspire new morphing materials.
Cockpit of the Airbus A330-900.
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.
With planes grounded, and money lost, the firm is at a pivotal point in its history.
Don’t call it a comeback.
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Recent advances in technology and new trends in commercial air travel could make supersonic flight economically viable. But regulations will have to change first.
European Space Agency astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station in October 2003.
On the 50th anniversary of man’s historic moon landing, Pedro Duque remembers how every child wanted to be an astronaut in 1969.
The Bell Nexus is a full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi vehicle, powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system.
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.
MIT researchers have built ion thrusters with no moving parts pave the way for silent drones.
Airbus Perlan Mission II surpasses U.
New research shows how smart aircraft can learn to use updrafts of warm air to stay in the sky.
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Why Airbus has warned that a no-deal Brexit could force the plane maker to close its UK operations.
Aerial view of San Jose, California, 2016.
Silicon Valley brought together natural surroundings, suburban homes and futuristic high-tech work. But industrial pollution betrayed the California dream.
Edward Teshmaker Busk.
On the trail of the men of Britain’s Royal Aircraft Factory, who gave their lives to help create the world’s first air force.
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The crash near Medellin killed 75 people, including many members of a top Brazilian football team, but amazingly left six survivors.
The president-elect’s taste for private jets could be just what the aviation industry needs.
Fly away on my Zephyr.
Internet connections could one day come from solar-powered planes that fly for months or even longer at a time.
The original jumbo jet revolutionised global travel but more efficient, reliable engines have spelt the end for the 747.
‘Here I am, the most intelligent robot in the galaxy, welding a bridge.’
3D printing robots are to create a new bridge in Amsterdam - would you walk on it?
Claims that a cybersecurity expert hacked an aeroplane’s cockpit might not be as unbelievable as they first seem.
From Abu Dhabi, Solar Impulse 2 will travel east to India, China, and across the Pacific.
Solar powered aircraft might carry one pilot in relative discomfort, but don’t expect airliners soon.
China’s first homegrown commercial jet, the C919 is soon to be a reality.
The global civil aerospace market has long been a classic duopoly. The sector has been dominated by European company Airbus and the US giant Boeing, with only limited competition in the regional jet market…