Here’s what we know about the evolution of flight: By about 150 million years ago, the forests were filled with flying — or perhaps just gliding — dinosaurs like Archaeopteryx, possibly similar to the ancestor of modern birds. What we don’t know is what primitive wings were used for before bird ancestors could fly.
Get these every couple of weeks on the allsky. What could they be? “They are not iridium flares because they are stationary,” said James Beauchamp, an amateur astronomer who hosts the meteor camera for Sandia National Labs and New Mexico State University. They are not geosynchronous because the az/el are too far North.
The ‘passing cloud‘ concept by Portuguese-born, New York -based architect tiago barros rethinks the nature of travel, envisioning a public transport vehicle that lacks a particular destination, returning a level of importance to the act of traveling itself.
Virgin Galactic is generally known as a space tourism company. But now it sees research experiments as a future mission segment and significant business opportunity. The company has signed a contract with NASA to provide up to three charter flights on its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane.
Germany already runs on 20% renewable energy. Now Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s national railway operator, has announced plans to run all of its trains on 100%renewable energy by the year 2050.
Driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda, Dario Franchitti of Scotland, drives a parade lap down the Las Vegas Boulevard Strip as a preview to the IndyCar World Series Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photographer Jonathan Ferrey