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DARPA’s VTOL X-Plane program

VTOL X-Plane program

DARPA’s VTOL Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program seeks to enable radical improvements in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flight through innovative cross-pollination between the fixed-wing and rotary-wing worlds.

By |March 25, 2014|Aviation|

Glow with the Flow

Aircraft and spacecraft designs

Researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., use all sorts of tools and techniques to learn more during the development of aircraft and spacecraft designs.    Image © NASA Langley/Preston Martin

By |September 28, 2013|Aviation|

Robotic Bat Wing

Robotic Bat Wing

A robotic bat wing developed by researchers at Brown University, providing valuable new information about dynamics of flapping flight in real bats.   Check out the video…    Image © Breuer and Swartz labs/Brown University

By |February 27, 2013|Aviation, Technology news|

How I Roll by Paola Pivi

How I Roll by Paola Pivi

Paola Pivi from Milan has presented How I Roll, an art installation for New York city’s Public art Fund. The artwork is an endlessly turning Piper Seneca plane held aloft by its wings.   Images credit: Public art Fund

By |June 29, 2012|Modern Art|

All in Endeavour’s day work

Endeavour

The International Space Station’s solar array panels and the Earth are featured in this image photographed by an astronaut

By |May 23, 2011|Space|