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The Sky’s the Limit for Max McMurdo’s New Recycled Airplane Wing Desk

The Sky’s the Limit for Max McMurdo’s New Recycled Airplane Wing Desk

Green designer Max McMurdo has once again put his skills into action to create a fresh new version of his famous ‘Deborah’ airplane wing desk. Named after Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, this

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NASA’s New X-48C Flying Wing Airplane Uses 50% Less Fuel Than Standard Aircraft

NASA’s New X-48C Flying Wing Airplane Uses 50% Less Fuel Than Standard Aircraft

Researchers at NASA have developed a revolutionary flying wing aircraft that uses 50% less fuel than standard planes. The new manta ray-esque X-48C is based on the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft, which

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Boeing’s SUGAR Volt Hybrid Plane Has Foldable Wings for a Greater Lift

Boeing’s SUGAR Volt Hybrid Plane Has Foldable Wings for a Greater Lift

When NASA asked Boeing to predict what they believe would be the future of airplane design, they had one simple answer: electric. Called the Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) Volt flight,

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Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human-Powered Flight

Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human-Powered Flight

A team of Yamaha motorcycle designers have put their experience to the test in a new field by developing an ultralight airplane that's powered by a simple set of pedals - just like your bike!

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Kindergarten Principal Transforms an Outdated Airplane into an Amazing Classroom

Kindergarten Principal Transforms an Outdated Airplane into an Amazing Classroom

We were pretty astounded when we came across an airplane in Oregon that had been turned into a home, but it's possible that this spectacular kindergarten-in-a-jet might just top it. The brainchild of

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Wind Farms Near Airports Made Possible: New Holographic Radar Can Tell Planes and Wind Turbines Apart

Wind Farms Near Airports Made Possible: New Holographic Radar Can Tell Planes and Wind Turbines Apart

Photo via Shutterstock The new Holographic Radar system, developed by UK tech firm Aveillant, can differentiate between the spinning blades of aircraft and those of wind turbines. The new radar can

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Endangered Bristlecone Pine Thought to Be the Oldest Tree On the Planet

Endangered Bristlecone Pine Thought to Be the Oldest Tree On the Planet

What's the oldest living thing you can think of? A whale? The houseplant you've had since college? Scientists say that there are certain trees living today that may have been more than a century old when

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Sunseeker Duo: Construction on the World’s First Solar-Powered Two-Seater Plane is Nearly Complete

Sunseeker Duo: Construction on the World’s First Solar-Powered Two-Seater Plane is Nearly Complete

Solar-powered commercial flight may be a long way off, but the Sunseeker Duo—a solar-powered two-person plane built by Solar Flight, Inc—might bring us a little closer. Until now, solar planes have

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Engineering Students Successfully Build and Test Fly a 3D-Printed Airplane

Engineering Students Successfully Build and Test Fly a 3D-Printed Airplane

Last spring, two University of Virginia engineering students posted a YouTube video demonstrating their model of a 3D-printed plastic turbofan plane engine. Their novel application of the technology

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Infographic: How Plastic Bags Are Destroying Our Planet

Infographic: How Plastic Bags Are Destroying Our Planet

With over 1 trillion plastic bags produced globally each year, our dependence on convenience is at an all-time high. But at what cost? Each plastic bag is estimated to take 1,000 years to degrade, meaning

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NASA Records Earth’s “Dawn Chorus” Produced By The Planet’s Magnetosphere

NASA Records Earth’s “Dawn Chorus” Produced By The Planet’s Magnetosphere

Previously we reported on the work of two researchers who recorded the 'sounds of smog' in and around California, but now NASA has successfully recorded the sound of the entire planet! Using twin

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Scientists Predict That Food Riots Will Grip The Planet Within A Year

Scientists Predict That Food Riots Will Grip The Planet Within A Year

A few years ago, Sir John Beddington, the UK government's chief scientific advisor stated that with the world's population growing, food supplies diminishing, and water supplies becoming more scarce, all

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Death Valley is Officially the Hottest Place on Planet Earth!

Death Valley is Officially the Hottest Place on Planet Earth!

This summer saw mercury climb to over 100 degrees in New York City, but even if you thought that was hot, it's nothing compared to the summer of 1913 in Death Valley. According to the World

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Elektra One Solar Plane Now Comes With its Own Photovoltaic Charging Trailer

Elektra One Solar Plane Now Comes With its Own Photovoltaic Charging Trailer

SolarWorld and PC-Aero's Elektra One Solar Plane harnesses energy from the sun to help it fly with zero-emissions. We covered the maiden flight of the solar plane in the past, and Elektra One just debuted

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Penn State Team Says Not Rely On Fungi To Store Planet’s Extra Carbon

Penn State Team Says Not Rely On Fungi To Store Planet’s Extra Carbon

There has been a general consensus that plant life such as fungi and other biomass would be a key asset in preventing and mitigating climate change effects by storing additional carbon in the soil.

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David Mach’s Massive Waves of Recycled Magazines Sweep up Cars and Planes

David Mach’s Massive Waves of Recycled Magazines Sweep up Cars and Planes

David Mach has showcased his installations in a number of exhibitions in some of the most prestigious places in the world. In ‘Adding Fuel to Fire’ shown at the Metronom Gallery, Barcelona in 1987,

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NASA’s Attempt at Developing a Greener Planetary Lander Crashes During Test Flight

NASA’s Attempt at Developing a Greener Planetary Lander Crashes During Test Flight

Last week, NASA pulled off one of its greatest feats ever by safely landing a one-ton robotic rover named Curiosity over 150 million miles away on Mars. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the space

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MIT’s Autonomous Robot Plane Navigates Indoor Obstacles Without GPS

MIT’s Autonomous Robot Plane Navigates Indoor Obstacles Without GPS

  Academic and industry researchers have been obsessed with the idea of autonomous robotic vehicles for decades, and now it seems that a group at MIT might have brought the world one step

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Solar Impulse Airplane Returns Home After World’s First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Flight

Solar Impulse Airplane Returns Home After World’s First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Flight

Following the completion of the world’s first solar-powered intercontinental flight, the Solar Impulse airplane has returned home to Switzerland. After flying for 6,700 miles over four countries and two

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World’s Fastest Electric Airplane Breaks 200 MPH Record!

World’s Fastest Electric Airplane Breaks 200 MPH Record!

Chip Yates, who's known for setting speed records with electric motorcycles, has just set a new world record in his Long-ESA electric airplane. Yates now holds the world record for being the first person

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US Geoengineers Want to Make Artificial Clouds to Cool Planet

US Geoengineers Want to Make Artificial Clouds to Cool Planet

Scientists have discussed many bizarre geoengineering methods to reverse the effects of climate change, but this is one of the oddest; American geoengineers believe that by dispersing sulphate

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Berlin’s Zeiss Planetarium Has a Brilliant LED Ceiling and Über-Futuristic Cafe Inside!

Berlin’s Zeiss Planetarium Has a Brilliant LED Ceiling and Über-Futuristic Cafe Inside!

The Zeiss Planetarium is located within Berlin's Ernst-Thälmann-Park, a green space created as a "socialist park," with high-rise residential buildings and a cultural center with restaurants and a

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The New FlyNano Electric Seaplane Would Make James Bond Jealous

The New FlyNano Electric Seaplane Would Make James Bond Jealous

A group of Finnish engineers have developed the FlyNano - a single-seater electric seaplane that can soar through the skies and land on any body of water. The tiny seaplane was originally designed to be

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Heimplanet’s Inflatable Geodesic Dome Tent Sets Up in a Snap!

Heimplanet’s Inflatable Geodesic Dome Tent Sets Up in a Snap!

Hamburg-based Heimplanet unveiled their new tent at this year’s inspiring DMY event in Berlin. Stable and efficient, “The Cave” offers plenty of space for 3 to sleep, or 6 to sit

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Solar Impulse Airplane to Attempt World’s First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Flight Today!

Solar Impulse Airplane to Attempt World’s First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Flight Today!

The Solar Impulse solar-powered plane will take off from Madrid-Barajas airport (Spain) at 11:30PM (ESDT) and will ascend to an altitude of 12,000 feet in the direction of Seville. The plane will then

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The USAF’s Secret X-37B Space Plane is Powered by a Deployable Solar Panel

The USAF’s Secret X-37B Space Plane is Powered by a Deployable Solar Panel

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) - the US Air Force's top-secret automated space plane - is finally set to return to Earth after a year in space. Although not much is known about the spacecraft, we do

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Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

The Technik Museum's new building was completed in 2000 and has a total usable area of 215,000 square foot. It was mainly constructed from steel-composite structure and was designed to be extremely

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Planet Earth Has Less Water Than We Think!

Planet Earth Has Less Water Than We Think!

As a child, you are told a lot of things about this great planet of ours. We are the third of nine planets in the Solar System (now eight and one dwarf planet), Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on

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Volta Volaré Is an Electric Plane with a Backup Gas Engine

Volta Volaré Is an Electric Plane with a Backup Gas Engine

"Range anxiety" is an emotion that's common to people who own electric cars. It's a term that describes the fear that EVs won't have a strong enough charge to get you to your destination or back home

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Turanor PlanetSolar Solar Boat Completes its Trip Around the World

Turanor PlanetSolar Solar Boat Completes its Trip Around the World

The boat officially set off on its around the world trip on September 27th, 2010. After crossing the Atlantic ocean, the Panama Canal, the Pacific ocean, the Indian ocean, the Suez Canal, and the

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