Space tech meets aviation: The hypersonic revolution

SpaceLiner is a revolutionary hypersonic space plane concept capable of flying some 50 passengers across the globe at speeds of up to 25 times the speed of sound.The SpaceLiner is a result of 10 years of ongoing research by the Space Launcher Systems Analysis (SART) department at the Institute of Space Systems in Bremen.  The hypersonic jet would be made up of a booster and a passenger stage, which separate after being propelled into the mesosphere. However, according to SART’s estimates SpaceLiner flights are still a few decades away, maybe as much as 30 years. Read More>>

 

Welcome To Brain Science’s Next Frontier: Virtual Reality

New York Times and Google partnered to send more than 1 million cardboard VR viewers to Times subscribers at the beginning of November so they could watch the paper’s first VR documentaries on a smartphone. Major brands aren’t the only early adopters of the latest technologies. An emerging group of science startups is using hardware innovations to create useful applications out of basic scientific concepts. One such startup, EyeWire, crowd sources computing power to visually map out delicate cells, or neurons, in the brain—and packages it as an online video game at EyeWire.org Read More>>