This super-efficient new airplane eliminates jet lag

March 23, 2016 by  
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Uniting the aerospace industry en route to a sustainable future

March 9, 2016 by  
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Find out what steps the International Aerospace Environmental Group is taking to mitigate the carbon footprint of air travel.

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Skreemr concept jet could travel from New York to London in just 30 minutes

November 5, 2015 by  
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Meet Skreemr , the concept Mach 10 jet that would make the Concorde look like a hot air balloon. The proposed hypersonic aircraft would travel at the equivalent of 7,673 miles per hour, five times faster than the other popular high speed passenger jet – that means traveling from New York City to London in about 30 minutes flat. The concept for Skreemer comes from Canadian engineer and inventor Charles Bombardier, who designed the jet to take off using a railroad-like track to essentially fling the craft into the sky. The unusual take-off method, combined with an innovative engine design, allows the plane to be small and light, lending to greater speeds. Read the rest of Skreemr concept jet could travel from New York to London in just 30 minutes

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Water Finds a Way is an art exhibition that fosters contemplation about our relationship to water

November 5, 2015 by  
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“Water Finds A Way” is an artist collaboration between Southern California based ART from the ashes/AFTA Productions and local artists Christian Ghantous & William Stranger. This temporary installation reflects the intersection of water, art and community. The labyrinth design is created using organic, reclaimed and solar powered elements all of which are directly or symbolically related to water. The spiral pattern of the labyrinth symbolizes our cyclical journey through this world, “this mortal coil”. Walking its path our perspective is constantly changing, the destination is not the focus but rather a connection to the source. A hand-carved rainstick along its path prompts further interaction from walkers. With California in the midst of one of the most severe droughts on record, “Water Finds A Way” provides a contemplative avenue for the community to reflect on water conservation and their relationship with this precious resource. + AFTA The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Dabs African Bead Museum transforms donated trash into an outdoor sculpture park in Detroit

November 5, 2015 by  
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NASA Tests New Shape-Shifting Flaps to Make Airplanes Greener

November 10, 2014 by  
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Air travel produces roughly 5 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, edging us closer to an era of runaway climate change . As part of an ongoing effort to develop greener planes and reduce the aviation industry’s environmental impact, NASA recently tested new shape-shifting flaps through the group’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project (ERA.) The Adaptive Compliant Training Edge (ACTE) program replaces conventional aluminum flaps on aircrafts with twistable trailing-edge flaps that may be more aerodynamic than their fixed counterparts, improve fuel-efficiency, and reduce noise during take off and landing. Read the rest of NASA Tests New Shape-Shifting Flaps to Make Airplanes Greener Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) , aerodynamic planes , air travel , Armstrong Flight Research Center , Climate Change , CO2 emissions , FlexFloil , flexible aircraft parts , FlexSys , fuel efficiency , global warming , green transportation , greener planes , nasa , NASA Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA)

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JakToGo Jacket Helps Airline Passengers Dodge Baggage Fees

April 6, 2014 by  
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Hefty baggage fees are one of the worst parts about air travel –one pound over the limit and you could be out $100. That’s why engineer John Power invented JakToGo , a wearable solution to help airline passengers beat the baggage charges. Although this lightweight jacket won’t be flattering to your figure, JakToGo can save you some serious cash by storing up to 10kg of extra baggage in its numerous pockets. After you’re through the airport checkpoints, you can also fold the jacket up and carry it as a shoulder bag. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air travel , airline passengers , airport , airport fees , airport hack , baggage fees , extra baggage , jaktogo , jaktogo jacket , john power , wearable hack        

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University of Michigan Reports That Cars are the Most Inefficient Form of Transportation

January 15, 2014 by  
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You’d be mistaken for thinking that due to their size and power, commercial jets would be inefficient when it comes to fuel consumption. However, according to a new report from the University of Michigan , planes are among the most efficient forms of transportation. In fact, according to the report , the fuel economy of standard road vehicles must improve 57% in order to match the current energy efficiency of commercial airline flights. Read the rest of University of Michigan Reports That Cars are the Most Inefficient Form of Transportation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air travel , BTU , car travel , fuel efficiency , transport fuel efficiency , university of michigan        

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Air Travel Across Brazil Will Double 2014 World Cup Carbon Emissions Compared to 2010

December 12, 2013 by  
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Brazil photo via  Shutterstock All those airplanes crisscrossing Brazil for the 2014 World Cup next summer will nearly double carbon emissions compared to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa . According to the  Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) , the event will kick 2.72 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere with nearly 80 percent of the pollution coming from jet travel to the 64 matches played in 12 stadiums. Read the rest of Air Travel Across Brazil Will Double 2014 World Cup Carbon Emissions Compared to 2010 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 World Cup Brazil , air travel , airplanes , Brazil , carbon dioxide , carbon emissions , carbon footprint , fifa , flights , football , Pollution , Soccer , South Africa , World Cup        

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Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane Promises to be the Successor to the Concorde

March 19, 2012 by  
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Beginning in 1969, the Concorde – the world’s first supersonic passenger jet – ferried travelers across the Atlantic in just over three hours. But there were several challenges associated with the Concorde: The sonic boom it created was a drag, and because only 20 of them were ever produced, they were financial losers. Now, an engineer at MIT has come up with a design concept for a supersonic biplane that would solve all of the problems that plagued the Concorde while boosting fuel efficiency. Read the rest of Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane Promises to be the Successor to the Concorde Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air travel , airplane , aviation , biplane , Concorde , massachusetts institute of technology , MIT , Qiqi Wang , sonic boom , supersonic

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