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https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/business/energy-environment/farm-waste-and-animal-fats-will-help-power-a-united-jet.html?_r=0
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New York Times
Later this summer, United Airlines will begin using fuel generated from farm waste and oil from animal fats to help power its commercial flights.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/07/supersonic-airplanes-concorde/396698/
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The Atlantic
Was the Concorde a triumph of modern engineering, a metaphor for misplaced 20th-century values, or both?
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https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-33473969
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BBC
Pilot Didier Estyene's E-Fan battery-powered plane successfully completes its crossing from Kent, England to Calais.
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https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing-just-patented-a-jet-engine-powered-by-lasers-and-nuclear-explosions-2015-7
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Business Insider
The US Patent and Trademark Office approved an application from Boeing for a laser- and nuclear-driven jet engine.
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https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/space/reaction-engines-reveals-secret-sabre-frost-control-technology
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Aviation Week
Details of the critical technology at the core of an innovative hybrid hypersonic propulsion system for air and space systems have been unveiled for the first time by its British-based developer, Reaction Engines.
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https://scitechdaily.com/distributed-electric-propulsion-may-usher-in-a-new-era-of-flight/
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SciTech Daily
NASA scientists believe distributed electric propulsion is set to usher in a new era of aviation, allowing engineers to do things that they have wanted to do for 50 years. Mark Moore imagines a world where clean, agile airplanes conquer highway gridlock, where soul-sapping, two-hour commutes are
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https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/aug/05/airbus-patents-hypersonic-plane-paris-tokyo-three-hours
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The Guardian
Plane manufacturer wins US approval for proposed hypersonic jet that would slash flight times by jumping above the atmosphere
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https://www.theverge.com/2015/11/11/9716416/un-malaysian-airlines-mh370-global-flight-tracking
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The Verge
The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people onboard last year spurred a worldwide effort to create a better system to track civilian flights. On Wednesday, some of that effort bore fruit. A UN committee agreed to allocate a p
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https://www.engadget.com/2016-03-26-lockheed-martin-hypersonic-aircraft.html
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Engadget
For years, Lockheed Martin has been working on hypersonic (Mach 5 and above) aircraft like the SR-72, which could reach virtually any part of the world within a couple of hours.
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https://www.fastcompany.com/3054686/airbus-and-qatar-airways-debut-a-carbon-fiber-plane-that-quells-jet-lag
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Fast Company
The skies just got friendlier.
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https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/17/nasas-new-x-plane-and-the-future-of-electric-aircraft/
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Techcrunch
The world is on a quest to create cleaner, quieter airplanes that could replace the fuel-guzzling, roaring commercial aircraft in use today. NASA is leading much of the research and development effort in this area and today they’ve announced an official name for their next X-plane concept: the X-57 “Maxwell.” Maxwell is a hybrid electric research plane equipped […]
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http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/clip-air-pod-airplane-concept/index.html
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CNN
Revolutionary pod designs would let passengers travel by bus, train and plane while staying in the same seat.
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https://www.snapmunk.com/y-combinator-startup-booms-supersonic-passenger-planes-are-ridiculously-fast/?_=
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Snapmunk
Boom’s supersonic plane will be capable of Mach 2.2 speeds (~1,451 mph), which means they’ll travel at more than double the speed of sound.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_wuykzfFzE&feature=youtu.be
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VOX
The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook...
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https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20160526-why-helicopter-airliners-havent-happened-yet
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BBC
If we could travel by helicopter, it would save us time and lessen the need for building large, expensive airports. So what’s stopping us? Stephen Dowling investigates.
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https://phys.org/news/2016-08-giant-helium-filled-airship-airlander.html
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Physics
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https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/plasma-air-control/
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Physics
The field of plasma aerodynamics itself has an intriguing history.
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https://newatlas.com/axial-stack-battery-supersonic-electric-airliners/45537/
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New Atlas
Luke Workman is a complete maniac. He's also one of the world's leading lithium battery pack designers for electric vehicles, and he's come up with a revolutionary battery design that he says could bring on clean, quiet, long-distance, commercial-scale supersonic airliners.
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https://www.elitetraveler.com/features/the-future-of-air-travel-the-antipode-from-new-york-to-london-in-just-11-minutes
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Elite Traveler
The Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
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https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2016/11/2/13409324/supersonic-flight-concorde
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Vox
We’ve learned to tolerate slow, boring air travel. But there’s a compelling case that it should be much, much faster.
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https://www.fastcompany.com/3065190/bringing-back-the-supersonic-era-booms-planes-are-faster-cheaper-than-the-concorde
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Fast Company
Airlines could demand 1,300 of the $200 million 45-seat planes, which are expected to fly from New York to London in less than 3 1/2 hours.