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Changing the way we fly

An airplane roaring down the runway and into the air is a familiar sight to most travellers today. In fact, this image has not changed much in 50 years. While significant advances have been made in terms ...

Feb 21, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 2

Metals for a new era

Cars that change colour at the push of a button; metals that strengthen with use; buildings that harness energy from the wind... research into designing structural materials that are both responsive and functional ...

Nov 23, 2012 4.6 / 5 (11) 5 | with audio podcast

Ban 'killer robots,' rights group urges

Hollywood-style robots able to shoot people without permission from their human handlers are a real possibility and must be banned before governments start deploying them, campaigners warned Monday.

Nov 19, 2012 3.8 / 5 (14) 53

China 'needs 4,960 planes by 2031'

China will need 4,960 commercial planes over the next 20 years, representing a value of $563 billion, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday, as air travel demand is expected to increase.

Nov 13, 2012 not rated yet 0