World first: Oblique wave detonation engine may unlock Mach 17 aircraft

UCF researchers say they’ve trapped a sustained explosive detonation, fixed in place, for the first time, channeling its enormous power into thrust in a new oblique wave detonation engine that could propel an aircraft up to 17 times the speed of sound,… Continue reading World first: Oblique wave detonation engine may unlock Mach 17 aircraft

Regent to build high-speed electric ground-effect “seagliders”

Boston-based company Regent has taken US$465 million in pre-orders for its super-fast electric “Seaglider.” Using the wing-in-ground effect, this 180-mph (290-km/h) beast promises twice the range of an electric aircraft, and a revolution in coastal tra… Continue reading Regent to build high-speed electric ground-effect “seagliders”

Review: In&Motion motorcycle airbag vest with road/track/trail modes

Motorcycle airbag tech has come a long way since Honda first put airbags on the Goldwing. The latest generation of riding gear makes energy-absorbing torso protection more accessible and less annoying than ever before.Continue ReadingCategory: Motorcyc… Continue reading Review: In&Motion motorcycle airbag vest with road/track/trail modes

Controversial Aussie gas-to-hydrogen power plant gets the green light

The NSW Government has funded Australia’s first dual-fuel-capable power plant to the tune of AU$83 million (US$64 million). The Tallawarra B project will initially run on natural gas, but will be gradually upgraded to burn green hydrogen over coming de… Continue reading Controversial Aussie gas-to-hydrogen power plant gets the green light

Royal Marines test Gravity jet suit in ship boarding exercise

Jet suits, jetpacks, jetboards … The new range of crazy personal flight devices all share some things in common: plenty of people would love to fly one, very few have the cash to own one, and even fewer can probably be trusted to fly them safely and … Continue reading Royal Marines test Gravity jet suit in ship boarding exercise

High Hopes claims stratospheric breakthrough in direct air CO2 capture

In the race to get humanity toward zero carbon emissions by 2050, the vast majority of efforts will rightly be focused on reducing emissions at their source. But there are areas where this simply won’t be possible, and as carbon taxes gradually rise ar… Continue reading High Hopes claims stratospheric breakthrough in direct air CO2 capture

The Viritech Apricale: Britain’s own hydrogen-powered hypercar

Suggestively-named UK company Viritech has announced that it’s making an altogether different kind of male enhancement supplement than we’d have expected, in the form of a hydrogen-powered hypercar called the Apricale.Continue ReadingCategory: Automoti… Continue reading The Viritech Apricale: Britain’s own hydrogen-powered hypercar

UK prepares to conditionally legalize self-driving cars

The UK’s Department of Transport has announced that it’s moving to conditionally legalize self-driving cars in which the driver doesn’t have to pay attention to the road or keep their hands on the wheel, in a move that it expects will save lives.Contin… Continue reading UK prepares to conditionally legalize self-driving cars

Jetoptera VTOL aircraft design features “bladeless fans on steroids”

One thing nearly all air taxi concepts share in common is fast-spinning propellers or ducted fans somewhere outside the aircraft’s fuselage, pushing air to develop thrust whichever way they’re pointed.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: … Continue reading Jetoptera VTOL aircraft design features “bladeless fans on steroids”