News tagged with airplane

Making runways safer

Airplanes undergo significant stresses during take-off and landing, and parts often become detached, putting subsequent runway users at risk. Until now, airport staff have had to monitor runways without technical ...

Aug 01, 2011 3 / 5 (1) 0

A brainy innovation takes flight

A team of Northeastern University engineering students has developed a system that allows a pilot to fly a simulated airplane using nothing more than his or her brainwaves — a program that has piqued military and private-sector ...

Jun 02, 2011 3.7 / 5 (3) 0

Let there be flight

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two sheets of paper, a few strips of sticky tape and two paper clips – that's all UA engineering students had to build a high-soaring paper airplane. The Flight Design Challenge was part ...

Feb 23, 2011 4 / 5 (3) 0

Have we reached peak travel?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since the 1970s, passenger travel by vehicles and airplanes has grown rapidly in industrialized countries, and the International Energy Agency has predicted steady, though slower, travel growth ...

Jan 03, 2011 3.6 / 5 (9) 8 | with audio podcast report