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06

Jun

treehugger:

How to build your own solar-powered plane

01

Jun


 Is this grainy sonar image actually Amelia Earhart’s long-lost plane?  



An image from a recent expedition could be the explorer’s wrecked Lockheed Electra, say researchers.
An image from a recent expedition could be the explorer’s wrecked Lockheed Electra, say researchers.

31

Mar

Solar-powered plane to make cross-country flight
The Solar Impulse isn’t ready for a trip around the world yet. It needs more efficient batteries and motors first.

Solar-powered plane to make cross-country flight

The Solar Impulse isn’t ready for a trip around the world yet. It needs more efficient batteries and motors first.

11

Nov

Photo of the day: Military aircraft unloads cargo beneath starry skyA C-130J Hercules — a cargo transport plane assigned to Arkansas’ Little Rock Air Force Base — performs an engine-running offload beneath a star-filled sky at the Geronimo Landing Zone in Fort Polk, La.

Photo of the day: Military aircraft unloads cargo beneath starry sky
A C-130J Hercules — a cargo transport plane assigned to Arkansas’ Little Rock Air Force Base — performs an engine-running offload beneath a star-filled sky at the Geronimo Landing Zone in Fort Polk, La.

03

Sep

Supersonic flying wing aircraft inspired by 4-point ninja starJet engines on the plane will always point in the forward in flight, and could reach supersonic speeds without the super loud sonic boom.

Supersonic flying wing aircraft inspired by 4-point ninja star
Jet engines on the plane will always point in the forward in flight, and could reach supersonic speeds without the super loud sonic boom.

18

Jul

Please, step inside my fuselage: Oregon man recycles plane into homeLooking for a unique property that boasts more than 1,000 square feet of living space, a woodsy Oregon location and … wings? Get a load of Bruce Campbell’s retired Boeing 727-turned-home.

Please, step inside my fuselage: Oregon man recycles plane into home
Looking for a unique property that boasts more than 1,000 square feet of living space, a woodsy Oregon location and … wings? Get a load of Bruce Campbell’s retired Boeing 727-turned-home.

20

Aug

World’s fastest plane hit Mach 20 before crashing into oceanDARPA’s hypersonic glider sustained controlled flight at Mach 20 for three minutes.

World’s fastest plane hit Mach 20 before crashing into ocean
DARPA’s hypersonic glider sustained controlled flight at Mach 20 for three minutes.

14

Jul

Why drive when you can fly and drive?A car that doubles as a plane has received NHTSA clearance to operate on land and in the air.

Why drive when you can fly and drive?
A car that doubles as a plane has received NHTSA clearance to operate on land and in the air.

15

Apr

A jet plane passes by the moon, leaving four trails of smoke behind it over Sieversdorf, Germany.

A jet plane passes by the moon, leaving four trails of smoke behind it over Sieversdorf, Germany.

04

Feb