News tagged with commercial airliners

Hypergravity helping aircraft fly further

(Phys.org)—ESA research has helped to develop an aircraft-grade alloy that is twice as light as conventional nickel superalloys while offering equally good properties. The path to creating this alloy required ...

dateNov 06, 2012 in Engineering
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'Area 51' exists, but no UFOs: CIA paper

A newly declassified CIA document confirms the existence of famed Area 51 in Nevada, but conspiracy theorists will be disappointed the spy agency offers no proof of alien spaceship landings in the desert.

dateAug 17, 2013 in Other
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A plane that lands like a bird (w/ Video)

Everyone knows what it's like for an airplane to land: the slow maneuvering into an approach pattern, the long descent, and the brakes slamming on as soon as the plane touches down, which seems to just barely ...

dateJul 20, 2010 in Engineering
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Ozone hole might slightly warm planet

A lot of people mix up the ozone hole and global warming, believing the hole is a major cause of the world's increasing average temperature. Scientists, on the other hand, have long attributed a small cooling ...

dateAug 08, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Catching signals from a speeding satellite

Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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