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Boeing 737 MAX could get EU clearance 'by year's end'

Boeing's troubled 737 MAX airliner, grounded for 18 months after two deadly accidents, could receive certification to fly again in Europe "by the end of the year," the EU's air safety chief said Friday.

In California, Wi-fi minivans help disadvantaged students

A minivan with a Wi-fi router attached to the dashboard and a satellite antenna on the roof is helping 200 disadvantaged students in Santa Ana, close to Los Angeles, cope with the rigors of distance learning during the coronavirus ...

Comparing virtual and actual pants

The designing, pattern-making and prototype-making process of the apparel industry is a necessary step to confirm the appearance of the desired 3-D shape of a garment before manufacturing. However, it is a time-consuming ...

Why people get sick in virtual reality

"Cybersickness" might sound right out of a sci-fi novel, but it's an illness impacting people across industries today. UNSW Sydney researchers are trying to understand what causes this sickness—and how to prevent it.

High-altitude airships company picks New Mexico for base

A technology company aiming to send up high-altitude airships to monitor crops and bring broadband has chosen New Mexico for its U.S. production center, state Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced Tuesday.

How dangerous are burning electric cars?

There' s a loud bang, and then it starts: A battery module of an electric car is on fire in the Hagerbach test tunnel. A video of the test impressively shows the energy stored in such batteries: Meter-long flames hiss through ...

French firm thrusts Microsoft Flight Simulator to new take-off

Many aircraft are still grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic. But would-be and real pilots will soon be able to travel anywhere in the world—virtually—thanks to the first update in years of Microsoft's Flight Simulator ...

Increasing effectiveness of virtual conferences and meetings

Virtual conferences and meetings have been around for many years, but they have come to the fore and are a standard form of group communication now that we are in a "new normal" because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. A ...

FAA spells out design changes needed in grounded Boeing jet

Federal regulators on Monday outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane.

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