Another day, another promise that flying cars are just over the horizon. It’s like that movie Groundhog Day except Bill Murray’s character wakes up once every six months and forgot the last batch of flying car promises.
Following the death of airline pilot Richard Westgate, at least 17 former and serving cabin crew are seeking legal action against various British airlines for ill health they allege was caused by pollutants in cabin air.
A commercial airliner with multiple engines can limp to a runway if one of them fails. But a small plane, driven by just a single propeller, is in more serious trouble when its engine stops. So researchers have created a tiny electric backup.
Great news for the super-rich of the distant future: A joint team from the US Air Force Research Laboratory and the Pentagon's DARPA division are working on the hypersonic air fleet of the future, able to carry equipment around the globe at speeds of up to Mach 5. That's London to New York in an hour. Read More >