Passengers boarding airplanes—we're doing it wrong
'Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we're going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured. There's stressful security, the madding crowd and the ...
NASA aeronautics makes strides to bring back supersonic passenger travel
(Phys.org) —The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA's efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms.
Researchers devise faster method of boarding planes
Clarkson University researchers have developed a strategy to ease one of the headaches of airline travel: boarding the flight.
Qantas axes in-flight Internet after poor take-up
Australian airline Qantas's trial of in-flight Internet access has been shelved due to a lack of interest from passengers who prefer to sleep or enjoy a rare break from the online world while flying.
Dragon expected to set historic course
(Phys.org) -- The upcoming launch of a SpaceX spacecraft and rocket on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station is expected to cross a key milestone on the path to operational, commercial ...
Ridesharing can be made into more attractive cost-saver, study shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- The benefits of ridesharing - aka car-pooling - are well known: less traffic, less wear on roads and less fuel consumed, and the ability to engage in pre-office-hours water-cooler talk that can be accomplished ...
Running on a faster track: Researchers develop scheduling tool to save time on public transport
What matters for commuters is not just if the train will be on time, but how long the journey will take. It's an important factor in public transportation and can make the difference in helping commuters choose mass transit ...