How Airbus Dreamed Up the Wild Design for Its Flying Car
This time a year ago, flying cars sat firmly in the "fun to think about, ain't gonna happen" category. But in recent months, company after company has emerged with totally-not-kidding plans to deliver vehicles worthy of George Jetson. And so, t
TankTwo String Batteries
Franco Gonzales of IDTechEx interviews Bert Holtappels of TankTwo about their battery packs for electric cars at the IDTechEx Show! In Berlin. TankTwo's system is comprised of multiple individual intelligent cells made from same material as traditi
Spacex set for second booster relaunch in June
SpaceX's second re-launch of a previously used Falcon 9 rocket booster is targeted for next month, for a mission launching a Bulgarian communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center.
In the Age of Trump, China Eyes Electric Car Dominance
IF YOU'RE CHARGED up for a world of electric cars, consider booking a trip to China. This week, the world's automakers gathered at the Shanghai Auto Show to reveal their latest wares, pulling the cover of one electric after another.
Whose is bigger? How all the Mars-bound rockets stack up
Like everything else in the 1960s, NASA's Saturn V rocket set a mark for extreme. At 363 feet tall, with 7.5 million pounds of liftoff thrust, it lifted six moon-bound missions into space. Retired in 1973, it remains the tallest, heaviest, and most
Improved ion thruster
Researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China have created a new inlet design for Cylindrical shaped Hall thrusters (CHTs) that may significantly increase the thrust and allows spaceships to travel greater distances.
Metallic Hydrogen claim, criticisms and rebutal
The Metallic Hydrogen Wigner–Huntington transition is only a piece of the story, – the problem of high pressure hydrogen metallization is much more interesting than we thought just a few years ago, with intriguing intermediate phases with unexpec