In the Moment

Concept Plane: Supersonic Green Machine

What will passenger airplanes be like in the future? To help brainstorm desirable and workable attributes, NASA sponsors design competitions. Shown here is an artist’s depiction of a concept plane that was suggested in 2010. This futuristic plane would be expected to achieve supersonic speeds, possibly surpassing the speeds of the supersonic transport planes that ran commercially in the late twentieth century. In terms of noise reduction, the future aircraft has been drawn featuring an inverted V wing stretched over its engines. The structure is intended to reduce the sound from annoying sonic booms. Additionally, future airplanes would aim to have relatively little impact on our environment, including green limits on pollution and fuel consumption. Aircraft utilizing similar design concepts might well become operational by the 2030s. via NASA http://ift.tt/2x3UJfa
Advertisements
In the Moment

Picture of the day for October 1, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on October 1, 2017: Swine skeleton, after technique of bone maceration, on display at the University of São Paulo Museum of Veterinary Anatomy. http://ift.tt/2fzQqSJ
In the Moment

The Sequel to Luc Besson’s Lucy is Still Happening, and Has a Script

This both is and isn’t a surprise: Luc Besson is still working on a sequel to 2014's Lucy, and has written the script for it.

Read more…

via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/2hGbTgX

In the Moment

Equifax, Which Said Executives Did Not Know of Hack Before Trades, Has Launched a “Thorough Review”

Equifax Inc. has insisted that three executives who sold off over a million dollars in shares just days after news of a massive hack of 143 million Americans’ financial data spread internally were not aware of the breach when they made the sales.

Read more…

via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/2hEDhfz

In the Moment

SEC Charges Shady ICO Operator With Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged businessman Maksim Zaslavskiy with fraudulently running two initial coin offerings (ICOs), a form of largely unregulated investment vehicle in which companies take investors’ cash or cryptocurrency in exchange for “crypto-tokens.”

Read more…

via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/2x5xO3o

In the Moment

Trump Attacks Puerto Rican Leaders in the Middle of a Humanitarian Crisis

From the safety and comfort of his New Jersey golf resort, President Donald Trump on Saturday lashed out on Twitter against Puerto Rican leaders who are facing a dire humanitarian crisis after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Read more…

via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/2fGmyYm

In the Moment

The Star Wars Extended Universe’s Coolest Jedi Could’ve Been in Rogue One

When building a prequel to A New Hope, the writers and producers of the Lucasfilm top brass had a lot of possible material to work with. In the old Star Wars canon, that time period was absolutely flush with exiled Jedi, daring heroes, and villains that never made it anywhere close to the big screen. Eventually, they…

Read more…

via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/2xKtIzL