Australian pilot Jeremy Rowsell is set to break new boundaries for alternative energy by flying from Australia to Britain in an airplane powered entirely by plastic waste. Rowsell's "Wings of Waste"
results for "plane"
About 30 results
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
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
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,
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 together, thanks to its
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
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
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
"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
Browse by Keyword