Experimental Wing tests Electric Propulsion Technologies

Electric Propulsion Technologies

NASA’s Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech) project researchers, are performing ground testing of a 31-foot-span, carbon composite wing section with 18 electric motors.


By |April 5, 2015|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , |

New LEAPTech Electric Plane by NASA

LEAPTech Electric Plane by NASA

Within a few years NASA hopes to fly electric X-plane, replacing the wings and engines of a Tecnam P2006T with an improved version of the LEAPTech wing.


By |March 18, 2015|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , |

Google’s Project Wing

Project Wing

Project Wing is a Google[x] project developing an autonomous drone capable of delivering goods across the country.    Watch the video…


By |August 30, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , |

Aircraft wings that change their shape in flight

Aircraft wings changing their shape

The Fraunhofer consortium’s project aims at a reduction of jet fuel, to protect the environment, by changing the shape of aircraft wings in flight.


By |May 27, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , |

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|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , |

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|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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|Categories: Aviation, Technology news|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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|Categories: Modern Art|Tags: , , , , , |

All in Endeavour’s day work


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