Boeing’s new hypersonic plane could circle the globe in 3 hours

February 5, 2018 by  
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Boeing has developed a hypersonic plane that is faster than a speeding bullet. So fast, in fact, that it could circle the globe in just three hours, according to the manufacturer. The plane is designed to use its own shockwaves to increase its speed, and it could herald an entirely new era of flight. The plane was revealed last month, though we are just now getting real details about what it is like. The hypersonic plane is a ‘waverider’ style, which means that it uses the shock waves it creates to increase its speed. It is being developed as a reconnaissance or strike plane, and if it enters production, it will be the fastest plane ever produced, hitting speeds of Mach 5 or higher (that’s a mind-bending 3,836 mph). The development of a hypersonic plane could change the way we engage in warfare, because it means that a threat could arrive so quickly, there would only be minutes to identify it and prepare a defense. It also means that if it were developed as a passenger plane you would be able to travel anywhere across the Atlantic in an hour, and anywhere across the Pacific in two hours. It would go more than twice as fast as the Concorde . Related: Skreemr concept jet aims to fly 5 times as fast as the Concorde Aviation fans are calling the unmanned aircraft “Son of Blackbird,” because it is expected to be the successor of the legendary Lockheed Martin-developed Blackbird SR-71 plane. Some people speculate that it is being called “Valkyrie II” within the industry. Lockheed Martin and Boeing have been locked in a battle to develop hypersonic travel. Lockheed Martin has also been developing its own hypersonic plane, called the SR-72. Only time will tell who breaks the speed barrier first. Via Daily Mail and Popular Mechanics Images via Lockheed Martin and Boeing

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Apple Manufacturer Foxconn is Working on a $15,000 Electric Car for China

October 2, 2014 by  
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Many of our readers may know Foxconn as the controversial manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone , but the company may soon be known as something else – a car manufacturer. Foxconn has announced plans to build an electric car that would undercut its competitors with a price tag around $15,000. Foxconn is investing $811 million in a new car manufacturing facility in China’s Shanxi province. Read the rest of Apple Manufacturer Foxconn is Working on a $15,000 Electric Car for China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 000 electric vehicle , 15 , apple iphone , battery , car manufacturing , chinese ev , controversial Foxconn manufacturer , electric car , electric motor , foxconn , Foxconn electric car , Foxconn manufacturer , green car , green transportation , iPhone manufacturer , tesla

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New, More Efficient Residential Wind Turbines

January 8, 2011 by  
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An improved, more powerful residential-scale wind turbine was premiered at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show .

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How to Calculate Cost Per Kilowatt-hour of a Small Wind Power Install

January 5, 2010 by  
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When I read about the training workshops for small wind power dealers for WePower, I found no information on the site to let you know how much their units will cost. But if you want to sell (or buy) their vertical axis revolving wind turbines, you’d want to know how cost-effective they are. Here is how you can calculate the cost per kilowatthour for (any given) small wind turbine install, once you know your wind speed range, the output, and how long you’d get power from it, plus the unit cost

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