Airbus dreams into the future(2050) with reduced fuel emissions and shorter flight times

Looking into the future has all been a hard game for stock analysts, politicians, and ordinary people. However, Airbus claims it has had a peak into the future, with blue skies in ‘2050’ on our horizons. They have imagined that planes will become more fuel efficient and smaller. These ‘2050’ planes will fly in groups like birds creating a more efficient travel from point A to B. Furthermore, they have competitors such as NASA already try to shape our future. Check out the future, with the video up top.

 

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NASA is investing $100,000 for a sideways supersonic plane, sonic booms are out of the equation

Sonic Boom free NASA Plane

NASA is always trying to be at the head of advanced technology, including space and other aerodynamic projects.  This time NASA has invested over $100,000 for a supersonic plane at the University of Miami. The plane which is uniquely designed, is able to fly at supersonic speeds and avoid creating a very noisy sonic boom. It’s design lets it turn 90 degrees before hitting a sonic boom, which drastically reduces the size of the boom, to almost nothing. If your thinking of fly on this thing next year for vacation, then be foretold that it will take at least a decade before there’s any hope of getting on one of those planes.

Source: NASA

Parrot AR Quadricopter Drone 2.0 lets you take amazing videos

As a kid I’ve always thought it would be cool to have my own drone, and now it’s here. With an HD camera strapped up front you can fly this drone from the comfort of your phone or tablet (currently only with IOS gadgets only). Furthermore,  have you ever been in a crowd an couldn’t see anything or was wondering what your neighbor was doing? Well this is a great solution. You can also take it out while traveling and get amazing glimpse of the landscape all via your smartphone. However, I would like to note that a WiFi connection is required and you’ll need to slash $300 bucks off your wallet for the fun.

Source: Parrot AR Drone 

NASA’s X-48C hybrid plane successfully completes first flight

 

Right now your looking at the future design for planes you’ll be riding a decade from now. This new look is supposed to be super efficient and cost-effective. It will be able to save somewhere between 20 to 30 percent of fuel, increase fuel capacity, and provides us with a quieter ride. NASA  and its partner Boeing,  successfully completed the X-48C hybrid plane’s first test flight proving that the design is at least flyable.

Source: Cnet

Giant Hydrogen Drone gets a Laser Cannon straight from Pentagon

The “Phantom Eye” project is in its last steps. After completing its designing Boeing has been able to produce a prototype. This unmanned giant drone is able to fly to up to 60,000 feet and stay in the air for over four days. It’s also environmentally friendly as it runs on hydrogen. Better yet, the Ministry of Defense has provided Boeing with a multi-million dollar project in providing this aerial vehicle with  a laser cannon. In the near future, America will have its own missile defense system in the sky exhausting only water.

Source: Wired