The aircraft will climb to the altitude of Mount Everest, almost 9,000 meters (29,500 feet), during the day to get more sunlight, recharge the batteries and store more energy. At nighttime, the plane will fly lower, at a minimum of 1,000 meters (3,000 feet).
This launch is particularly exciting to the public, because Blue Origin’s primary goal is to...
When finished, the plant will become the world’s largest water treatment facility with such “...
SpaceX and Blue Origin are among several U.S. companies engaged in the private space business. Both have lofty aspirations: launching a new era of commercial space operations, in part by cutting costs through reusable rockets.
New “intelligent” LED streetlights combined with sensors generating oodles of data and cloud analytics could soon start delivering genuine street smarts and savings.
The fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record at 603 kph.
Since the locomotive can be connected to the Industrial Internet, they also test its software during various modes of operation like long-distance and heavy-haul service.
“NASA doesn’t spare us at all,” says Brian Hastings, Spring Grove Area High School physics instructor and head coach of the team. “We essentially had to go through all the steps that anyone who tries to sell a product or tool to NASA would.”
A hard material called silicon carbide was originally used for abrasives like sandpaper and still gives many skateboards their rough grip. It can work at temperatures that are twice the boiling point of water where ordinary silicon chips falter.
The goal is to build a supercomputer that will help the U.S. compete internationally with other next-generation computing efforts and ensure the United States' economic and national security, agency officials said.
This Engineering Newswire looks at sending gas-sensing capsules to your gut, stopping speeding projectiles with a laptop bag and 3D printing a flowery pavilion with a unique cement.
Once refined, the technology could allow aircraft designers to make smaller and lighter tails that produce less drag, which could translate into more efficient flight, lower fuel burn and save airlines millions of dollars.
The 984 feet tall tower would become the world’s tallest man-made structure. Although Eiffel received much criticism that his tower would be structurally unsound, he managed to finish construction under budget in two years.
The locomotives come equipped with some 250 sensors that monitor speed, temperature and other conditions.
Over the next five years we expect rapid adoption of collaborative robots in most major manufacturing markets. The adoption may be slow at first, as this is a new technology for many manufacturers and requires a new way of thinking about robots.
The latest version of the LM2500 can produce up to 34 megawatts each and ramp up from zero to full power in just 10 minutes. Here are some of its applications.
Instead of water, each of the two plants will use two powerful air-cooled "Harriet" gas turbines and one air-cooled steam turbine developed by GE. “The technology uses the same cooling principle as the radiator in your car."
This Engineering Newswire looks at taking aim with a next generation smart gun, moving forward with Musk’s Hyperloop plans and revealing the secrets of master sword makers.
Scottish researchers recently developed a system that could enable the discovery of dangerous structural weaknesses using only sound waves.
In this new weekly series titled “Editor’s Picks,” I’ll be sharing with you my list of the Internet’s top reads, and I encourage you to take a look.
NASA is testing their new solid rocket boosters. It may sound like just another routine NASA experiment, but there's a very good reason to pay attention: this is the rocket that could take us to Mars.
In 1942, a group of GE engineers working in secret for ten months built America’s first jet engine. Their mission was to win the war, but they ended up shrinking the world. “They called us the Hush-Hush Boys,” Joseph Sorota, a veteran of the project told...
Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect and only a slow loss of charge when not in use. Beyond consumer electronics, lithium-ion batteries...
No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company's iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same? The stakes are big for Apple CEO Tim...
A century ago, Sigmund Freud developed the radical idea that there is a lot more going on inside our heads that we know. Today, many doctors (and patients) still stick by his groundbreaking theory. But it comes with a problem. As neuroscientist Eric Kandel notes in his book...
Engineers at jet engine proving grounds in Ohio are using a jet engine GE developed for Boeing’s Dreamliner to test engine parts made from a new ceramic super-material. The material could help pave the way to more fuel efficient planes. The temperatures inside...
Check out one of our favorite images from the world's largest annual mobile technology gathering.
For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely used digital maps. The maps' "Street View" option mostly provides panoramic...
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