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Vasimr plasma rocket targeting 100 hours of continuous operation at 100 kW power level...

NASA NEXTSTep program awarded Ad Astra Vasimr plasma propulsion a three-year, $9 million contract in 2015. Ad Astra must fire its plasma rocket for 100 hours, at a power level of 100 kilowatts in 2018.

Spark Racing Technology Releases Concept Images Of New Formula E Cars

Spark Racing Technology, the company engaged for the design of first Formula E racers (SRT01), won a new tender last year for the next generation cars (for season 5 in 2018-2019).

NASA developing carbon nanotube-based, ultra-high strength, lightweight aerospace---

--- structural material within five years for Stronger and lighter vehicles and Mars habitats

SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad -- Then Sticks a Landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX has launched the first private rocket from the same historic site that saw some of NASA's greatest space missions, then landed a booster nearby in a resounding success.

World's Highest Airship

JP Aerospace's Tandem airship flew to 95,085 feet on October 22, 2011...The thirty foot long craft flew for just over three hours. JP Aerospace, America's OTHER Space Program

8 Future Concept AirCrafts Never Seen Before ???

8 Most Amazing Future Aircrafts Concept 8 Future Airplanes as Seen in Aviation Concepts & Designs

India Launches Record-Breaking 104 Satellites on Single Rocket

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) achieved a major milestone last night (Feb. 14) with a successful record-setting launch of 104 satellites on a single rocket.

"Rebar graphene" foam supports 3,000 times its own weight

Graphene spends most of its time in a two-dimensional form, but that makes it hard to make use of its long list of advantages, like its strength, light weight, and electricity and heat conduction.

The Most Insane Yacht on Earth Just Got Even Insaner

AS FAR AS sporting trophies go, it's hard to find any older than the America's Cup. Sailing teams have been fighting over the ornate, sterling silver ewer since 1851.

Dubai plans roll out of chinese single passenger Ehang 184 self-flying pod taxis starting July 2017

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.

Artificial Intelligence technical talent with F-you money...

For the past year, Google's car project has been a talent sieve, thanks to leadership changes, strategy doubts, new startup dreams and rivals luring self-driving technology experts.

88 New Satellites Will Watch Earth, All the Time, All the Places

The satellite company Planet is used to breaking records. In 2014, a rocket exploded with a payload of the company's satellites inside--26, the biggest loss ever.

PAL-V flying three-wheeler being prepped for take off

Dutch flying car developer PAL-V is aiming to make good on its promise to be first to market

Fully Autonomous Ships Almost Here

In response to Amazon Enters Trillion Dollar Ocean Freight Business: How Many Jobs Will Vanish? a reader commented fully autonomous ships will not be here until 2050. Actually, 2020-2025 seems like a realistic timeline.

YK Bae can now amplify photonic laser thrust by 1500 times...

YK Bae can now amplify photonic laser thrust by 1500 times and if combined with military grade lasers and targeting would enable fast and hyperefficient space transportation

Tata AirPod Compressed-Air Car To Launch In Hawaii This Year: Report

A few years ago, there was a flurry of interest in compressed-air cars--but, forgive the pun, that seemed to deflate quickly.

Telsa Motors will begin pilot production of the Model 3 on Feb 20 2017...

Tesla has told suppliers it planned to begin test-building its Model 3 sedans on Feb. 20, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could allay concerns about the company meeting its target to start production in July.

Hitachi and Honda team up for cheaper electric motors

As electric cars become more common, manufacturers are battling to find new ways to improve their hardware and lower costs.

A Revolution In Building Roads

Imagine that constructing a road would take days instead of months. That roads would last three times as long. That maintenance and traffic disruption are things of the past. And that cable and piping problems as well as the urban water problem are s

SideArm Catches Full-Size Unmanned Aerial System Flying at Full Speed

Few scenes capture the U.S. Navy's prowess as effectively as the rapid-fire takeoff and recovery of combat jets from the deck of an aircraft carrier.

Spacex could relaunch a first stage booster in March and is working towards dozens ...

Elon Musk indicates that about 75 percent of the vehicle's costs are in the first stage booster.

In Flight Innovation: Charting What is Next for Aerospace

Marco Polo altered the course of human history with a three-and-a-half-year journey between Venice and Beijing. Today, the world is far smaller. On a commercial airline, one can travel between those two cities in half a day.

Elon Musk tweets picture of his tunneling machine as he plans to make tunneling...

Elon Musk tweets picture of his tunneling machine as he plans to make tunneling up to ten times faster

Spacex will have to fix turbopumps for next version of Falcon 9 to qualify it...

Spacex will have to fix turbopumps for next version of Falcon 9 to qualify it for NASA manned flights

Trump may fund the Spacex Mars Colonization plan

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has made trips to Trump Tower. He met with Trump and the Washington Post has ben reliably told, discussed Mars and public-private partnerships.

Jetpack pioneer David Mayman's new electric VTOL flying car project

Jetpack Aviation's David Mayman and Nelson Tyler have already brought honest-to-god jetpacks out of the pages of science fiction books and onto the market. Now, they plan to do the same with flying cars..

Supersonic passenger jets might make a comeback, more than a decade after the last Concorde flight

The beak-nosed, supersonic Concorde was once described by a British ambassador as the "flower of the aerospace industry."

Russian blended wing aircraft concept keeps on the down low

A new Russian concept aircraft is designed to fly high by staying down low. Russia's Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) is developing a new heavy transport aircraft for intercontinental routes that carries up to 500

A decelerating gravity slingshot and solar pressure could be used to slow an ...

interstellar solar sail travelling up to 4.6% of lightspeed...In April last year, billionaire Yuri Milner announced the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative. He plans to invest 100 million US dollars in the development of an ultra-light light sail that c

$100 million Breakthrough Starshot small interstellar probe project will start...

funding technological development in a few months...The Breakthrough Starshot is an effort backed by US$100 million from Russian investor Yuri Milner to vastly accelerate research and development of an interstellar space probe. Leaders of the missi

Billionaire closer to mining the moon for trillions of dollars in riches

Moon Express, the first private company in history to receive government permission to travel beyond Earth's orbit, announced Tuesday that it raised another $20 million in private equity financing to fund its maiden lunar mission to take place in lat

Russia and China are making true high speed cargo trains for 2 day transport instead of 2 weeks ....

China's One Belt One Road has proved to be a boon for trans-Eurasian rail transport, as these new rail lines would become its vanguard, establishing physical links between many of the key countries and a platform of cooperation from which to drive cl

Metallic Hydrogen update

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic metallic hydrogen.

Meet the Students Racing to Make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a Reality

Hundreds of people jostle for a good view as engineers in matching t-shirts load a sleek capsule into what looks like a submarine hatch fixed to the end of a giant tube. Hundreds more have claimed seats in the bleachers, searching for a bit of shade

ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered Becomes First EV To Finish Dakar Rally! – videos

The Spanish ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered has become the first ever zero emission, all-electric vehicle to complete the Dakar Rally.

5 Xprize teams are launching to the moon this year

Five finalist teams in the Google Lunar XPRIZE have been set, and they all have rocket launch contracts to go to the Moon in 2017.

Elon Musk will start making traffic busting tunnels next month

Elon Musk thinks being stuck in traffic is "soul-destroying" -- but, he has a solution: tunnels. Musk has been tweeting about tunnels for a month now, and even said he's going to build a tunnel boring machine and start digging. In developed ci

5 Super Sized Drones You Can Ride - 2016 - Piloted drone

Over the past few years, some people have taken drones from small almost toy devices for carrying a cameras to mini aircraft that are capable carrying a single person.

THESE 5 FINALISTS WILL RACE TO THE MOON IN GOOGLE'S LUNAR XPRIZE COMPETITION

ONE OF THESE SPACECRAFT COULD BECOME THE FIRST PRIVATE SPACECRAFT TO LAND ON THE MOON

Scientists unleash graphene's innate superconductivity

Already renowned for its potential to revolutionize everything from light bulbs and dental fillings through to semiconductors and motorcycle helmets, graphene can now add innate superconductivity to its repertoire.

Creating atomic scale graphene nanoribbons

Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing.

Army flies hoverbike prototype

Dr. William Roper, director of the Strategic Capabilities Office at Office of the Secretary of Defense and members of his staff visited the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Jan. 10.

Tesla Gigafactory Adds Electric Motor Production For Model 3...

Tesla Gigafactory Adds Electric Motor Production For Model 3 With New $350 Million Investment

5 Stylish Homes That Generate More Energy Than They Consume

Innovative, worldwide houses generate enough energy to power the entire house and electric cars.

Airbus working on flying cars, flying buses, ridesharing flying vehicles and drone...

Airbus working on flying cars, flying buses, ridesharing flying vehicles and drone product delivery

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