Boeing 777X’s Folding Wings Are A First
Boeing has revealed a revolutionary new airplane that has folding wings, a first in commercial aviation history.
The wingspans of the new plane, 777X, are too big to pass through regular airport gates, so the company designed foldable wings,
Font That Helps To Remember Information Developed
We have heard of memory-boosting drinks and foods. Eating walnuts supposedly prevents memory loss. But a font that helps people retain information in their brains? Australian researchers say a new font that they have developed – Sans Forgetica – could do exactly that.
The principle means that if difficulty is added to the learning process, people are compelled to make greater effort, thereby achieving better memory retention.
AI-Powered Robots Take On Parents’ Tasks
AI-powered toys are the new rage in China as parents take to the devices to engage and monitor children. BeanQ, one of the top-selling products, can answer questions, teach, and keep a close watch on children when their parents are away at work.
Three-year-old Seven Kong plays with his schoolmates at school, but at home his favorite companion is the kidney-shaped, lime-coloured android BeanQ.
Answer To Drought: Hauling An Arctic Iceberg
As South Africa and Middle Eastern countries grapple with water scarcity and drought conditions, an innovative idea has been flowing for years to quench them: Towing icebergs to the hot and water-stressed regions. Sounds crazy?
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This untapped wealth of water has enticed scientists and entrepreneurs for over a century. There were 19th-Century plans to deliver it by steam-boat to India and to supply breweries in Chile. In the 1940s, John Isaacs of the Scripps Oceanographic Institute recommended towing an iceberg to San Diego to alleviate a Californian drought. In the 1970s, Saudi Prince Mohamed Al-Faisal wanted to haul an Antarctic iceberg across the equator to Saudi Arabia, and sponsored two international conferences on the subject. The EU received proposals in the 2010s to haul an iceberg from Newfoundland to the Canary Islands.
A Peek Into The Cockpit: The New Airbus A220-300
Airbus' newest airplane to enter service is a technological marvel to behold. It can cruise on autopilot mode with state-of-the-art controls.
If you have ever wondered what all those switches, dials, and levers do in the cockpit of an airplane, you are not alone. CNN Travel asked the pilot of the aircraft, the Airbus A220-300. The pilot, Gerhard Ramcke, of Latvian airline airBaltic, gave the channel network a tour of the flight deck of a brand-new Airbus A220-300 as the aircraft launched earlier this year, according to a CNN feature.