Engineering

Virgin's Hyperloop carries passengers for the first time

The Virgin Hyperloop made its first journey carrying passengers Sunday, in a test the company claimed represented a major step forward for the "groundbreaking" technology capable of transporting people at 1,000 kilometers ...

Engineering

High-speed experiments improve hypersonic flight predictions

When traveling at five times the speed of sound or faster, the tiniest bit of turbulence is more than a bump in the road, said the Sandia National Laboratories aerospace engineer who for the first time characterized the vibrational ...

Energy & Green Tech

A new way to measure solar panel degradation

Despite many benefits and relative popularity as a renewable energy source, eventually, the sun does set on even the best solar panels. Over time, solar cells face damage from weather, temperature changes, soiling, and UV ...

Engineering

Boeing hypersonic aircraft concept unveiled at Florida forum

Boeing gave us a tantalizing thought as a February opener to the coming weeks to end winter. "...an aircraft that can fly more than five times the speed of sound, jetting across world in one to three hours. If Boeing has ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Bullet train champion in Japan will debut in 2030, now being tested

Testing for a train capable of 249mph (400 kph) speeds is to happen about twice a week at night. Bloomberg said ALFA-X is the world's fastest bullet train— well, for now, it is holding that title. Japan has also been working ...

Telecom

New technology to dramatically speed up home broadband

Slow internet speeds and the Internet 'rush hour' - the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30% - could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that provides consistently high-speed ...

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