China regional jet certified to fly domestic routes
A Chinese-developed passenger plane has been certified by the country's aviation regulator, clearing the way for the ARJ21 regional jet to fly domestic routes, the manufacturer and state media said.
"Weather bomb" is scary new name for common winter storm
A dramatically-named "weather bomb" exploded across the UK in the past week, bringing winds gusting up to 144mph on outlying islands.
Aircraft fuels must be sustainable in the future
In the near future car traffic will be able to run on electricity but air traffic remains dependent on liquid fuel. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark aims to develop new and environmentally ...
Study suggests black hole jets get their power from spin
Testing turbines to save energy
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. But a little knowledge can also be comforting. For anyone who has sat on a jet airplane at takeoff, tense and sweaty-palmed, wondering how in the world this ...
Researchers find viscoelastic fluids form wings when shot out of a jet at close range
Flickering black hole at center of IC 310 shaking up ideas on how jets form
Jet-fueled electricity at room temperature: New fuel cell can run without high heat
University of Utah engineers developed the first room-temperature fuel cell that uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without needing to ignite the fuel. These new fuel cells can be used to power ...
Many questions still unanswered in spaceship crash
Federal accident investigators have an early sense of what went wrong before an experimental spaceship designed to carry tourists beyond the Earth's atmosphere broke apart during a test flight. But they still ...
OSIRIS images of Rosetta's comet show spectacular streams of dust emitted into space
Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is beginning to show a clearly visible increase in activity. While in the past months most of the dust emitted from the body's surface seemed to originate from the ...
Mapping drone prompts China to scramble fighter jets: report
China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported Thursday.
Boeing and Chinese firm to turn 'gutter oil' into jet fuel
US aircraft maker Boeing has set up a facility with a Chinese firm to transform waste cooking oil—the source of repeated food safety scandals—into jet fuel, it said Wednesday.
NASA is catalyst for hydrogen technology
NASA answered a call to help the world's largest aerospace company develop a better way to generate electricity for its aircraft. Instead, it wound up helping a very small technology company to thrive.
Reading a biological clock in the dark
Our species' waking and sleeping cycles – shaped in millions of years of evolution – have been turned upside down within a single century with the advent of electric lighting and airplanes. As a result, ...