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  • Elon Musk presents underground LA tunnel project
    Entrepreneur Elon Musk has given updated details of a project to build high-speed transport tunnels underneath Los Angeles in a bid to combat traffic and said he wanted to work with the city's subway operator.
    - 2 days ago 18 May 18, 9:34am -
  • Ultralight science—boundary layer measurements from low-flying source
    On a grassy runway just outside of Madison, Grant Petty makes the final checks on his skeleton-framed airplane. Once ready, he hits the throttle and lurches forward. After a few 100 feet, the ultralight aircraft is airborne and climbing steadily, the…
    - 3 days ago 17 May 18, 10:34am -
  • Radical closed-wing aircraft design could see greener skies take flight
    Aviation is one of the most environmentally harmful forms of transportation, accounting for 3% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. But new aircraft designs inspired by the work of an early 20th-century aviation engineer and natural substances such as…
    - 4 days ago 16 May 18, 9:59am -
  • Research examines wing shapes to reduce vortex and wake
    It's common to see line-shaped clouds in the sky, known as contrails, trailing behind the engines of a jet airplane.
    - 6 days ago 14 May 18, 9:20pm -
  • Ultrasound scans for damage to concrete bridges
    The concrete Pantheon in Rome is in excellent condition after 2,000 years. Steel reinforcement can dramatically reduce lifespan of concrete structures however and deterioration can begin after only 10 years.
    - 6 days ago 14 May 18, 12:40pm -