Posts Tagged 'flying'

Google Flight Search Expands into Europe

Getting the cheapest flights is often a concern, especially if you’re traveling internationally. Google Flight Search is a quick and helpful tool for locating the best prices for flyers, but when the service was launched, it was available only for US-based travelers. Google just recently expanded the service to cover more countries.

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Read more @ Technabob

Study Shows that Cephalopods Travel Faster in Air than in Water

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A new study, using high-speed photography, shows that squids can save energy by flying rather than swimming. Some species of Cephalopoda can launch themselves into the air using the jet-propulsion system that they use to swim. Until now, researchers have thought that this sort of ‘flight’ was used by Cephalopoda to avoid predators, but the new study shows that the animals actually conserve energy when using this way to travel long distances.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Jetman Yves Rossy Flies in Formation: Danger Has No Meaning to This Guy

Yves Rossy, the flying Swiss maniac, has appropriately called himself Jetman, and I have to say that his moniker is well deserved, because that thing strapped to his back just looks plain dangerous. His latest stunt? Flying in formation with a pair of L-39C fighter jets.

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Spherical Flying Machines: The Prisoner Isn’t Far Behind

This unusual spherical flying machine was developed by the Japanese Ministry of Defense. It’s the first of its kind and is remote-controlled.

It can hover like a helicopter. It can fly forward at high speed using wings, which a helicopter can’t do. It’s got three gyros to help keep it stabilized, and can even roll around on the ground, and move itself about.

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Hypermach SonicStar: Fly from New York to London in 2 Hours (Someday)

Like many people, I was saddened to see the Concorde retired, but it looks like there will be an even faster alternative available for those with deep pockets: it’s called the Hypermach SonicStar, and it’s supposed to get you from Toronto to London in 2 hours.

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CrazyFlie: Tiny Barebones Quadrocopter Weighs Less than an Ounce

While I think that quadrocopters are cool, they tend to be big devices. That’s why I like this tiny quadrocopter, which only weighs 20 grams. It’s basically a PCB with some rotors on it, which is why it is so light. All of the telemetry is being handled on a computer, so it’s essentially a thin-client UAV, which is even more awesome (awesomer?).

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martin aircraft presents their real jetpack!

A company from New Zealand is going to start selling flying jetpacks commercially. Strangely enough, these real jetpacks cost $75,000, which is less than the earth-bound JetLev Flyer which we posted about yesterday.

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Read more @ Technabob


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