Pic's from the set of "The Martian" with Andy Weir, the author of the book, and Matt Damon.
So excited for this movie. We get to see Jason Bourne as a spaceman on an alien planet without him trying to kill Matthew Mcconaughey.
From Phys.org: A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge have identified nine new dwarf satellites orbiting the Milky Way, the largest number ever discovered at once. The findings, from newly-released imaging data taken from the Dark Energy Survey, may help unravel the mysteries behind dark matter, the invisible substance holding galaxies together. Read more: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-dwarf-galaxies-orbit-milky.html
Image Credit: Credit: V. Belokurov, S. Koposov (IoA, Cambridge). Photo: Y. Beletsky (Carnegie Observatories)
The LEAPTech X-plane tightly integrates engines with wings, so the engines all work together to maximize the amount of air moving directly over the lift surfaces. By doing this, the wing can be optimized for cruising speeds instead of takeoff speeds, drastically improving cruise efficiency. The only reason this concept works is that with electric motors, you can just slap 18 of ‘em on there, because of how well they scale in size, weight, and power.
NASA hopes that if this X-plane is successful, it’ll help the aircraft industry to begin to transition to electric propulsion within the next decade, starting with smaller light aircraft, and eventually being applied to larger transport aircraft."
Also since it's optimized for cruising it should actually be fine gliding, if you look at the design it looks more like a glider than a plane (however I'm not an aerospace engineer so I really don't know)
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