Electronic Skin Could Help Airplanes ‘Feel ‘

Concerns about airplane safety are are at a fever pitch thanks to the very visible nature of plane crashes in the past year. But as the perceived need for better danger detectors rises, so does the level of creativity used in addressing potential issues. British aerospace company BAE Systems is designing a “skin” for airplanes that can detect damage and other environmental changes to the plane, helping to diagnose potential issues before they spiral out of control See also: 12 Everyday Items Get the High-Tech Treatment “The idea is to make platforms ‘feel’ using a skin of sensors in the same way humans or animals do,” senior research scientist Lydia Hyde, who instigated the project, said in a statement Read more…More about Planes, Airplane, Skin, Tech, and Travel Leisure

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Catch Up On ‘Doctor Who’ Just in Time for Season 8

Matt Smith’s run as the Doctor in British science fiction show Doctor Who was sensational — but all those details can tie a wibbly-wobbly, timey-whimey knot in your brain. YouTube users The Fine Brothers revisit the Eleventh Doctor’s antics from Seasons 6 and 7 in a nine-minute, single take recap of Doctor Who, just in time for the new season premiere — and Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s debut — on August 23rd See also: Don’t Know What to Expect From ‘Doctor Who’? Neither Does the Doctor Careful if you haven’t watched any of these episodes — this video contains spoilers, sweetie Image: Tumblr waterjewelemi Read more…More about Viral Videos, Videos, Humor, Funny, and Doctor Who

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SpaceX Rocket Malfunctions, Then Explodes Over Texas

A SpaceX Falcon 9R rocket exploded mid-flight over McGregor, Texas, early evening Friday. The rocket destroyed itself after detecting an internal fault, SpaceX said. “During the flight, an anomaly was detected in the vehicle and the flight termination system automatically terminated the mission,” the private space flight company said in a statement. See also: Elon Musk Just Unveiled SpaceX 2.0 The exploded rocket was a Falcon 9R, the model that successfully delivered the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station in 2012 Space X’s rocket falling out of the sky in pieces!! pic.twitter.com/Kf1rS12WNR — Heath Huffman (@huffman_heath) August 22, 2014 Read more… …

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