Takeaways to be delivered by drone in Shanghai

lunes, 4 de junio de 2018

Food delivery drones have been given the go-ahead in China. Food delivery service Ele.me, owned by Alibaba, has been given permission by the authorities to deliver takeaways by drone along 17 routes in Shanghai's Jinshan Industrial Park. The newly approved routes cover a 22.4 sq mile (58 sq km) a...






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Google 'to end' Pentagon Artificial Intelligence project

Google will not renew a contract to do artificial intelligence work for the US Pentagon, company sources say. The decision follows strong opposition in the technology giant's workforce. A number of Google employees resigned and thousands of others signed a protest petition against taking part in ...

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Brexit 'weighing on business investment'

Political uncertainty over Brexit is weighing on business investment, which has fallen to the lowest level for a year, a survey indicates. The research, from manufacturing body EEF and accountancy advisers BDO, said the outlook for UK manufacturers was "slightly more subdued than it has been for ...

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Airlines slash profit forecast over rising costs

Profits at the world's major airlines will be hit this year by rising fuel and labour costs, the industry's trade body has said. The International Air Transport Association has cut its profit forecast for 2018 by 12% to $33.8bn (£25.3bn). IATA, which is holding its annual meeting, said rising int...

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Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft

Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto. The research, which is published in the journal Science, suggests that the distant world is more dynamic than previously thought. Pluto's atmosphere was believed to be too thin to create the features familiar in deserts ...

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Space Photos of the Week: A Cruise Around Mars' Hale Crater

This week we're staying close to home, relatively speaking. First, we're swinging by Mars and checking out Hale Crater. This large impact crater was created when some space object—likely an asteroid or a comet—got a bit too close and left this deep, permanent reminder of the encounter on the …

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Why the Soviet space shuttle was left to rot

Just before dawn on the morning of November 15, 1988, the Energiya rocket stood fueled and ready on the launch pad at Baikonur, the Soviet Union's launch site. Mated to the booster was the Buran space shuttle orbiter, ready for its maiden flight. It looked to strongly reminiscent of NASA's Space ...

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See and avoid: AG pilots vs. drones

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Safran Aircraft Engines entrusts a new component of LEAP 1B powerplant to Aciturri

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Safran Aircraft Engines has confirmed to Aciturri Aeroengines the commissioning of the Housing Bearing (HB5) of the LEAP 1B engine, the exclusive powerplant for the new 737 MAX single-aisle jetliner.

The component is similar to the HB5 of LEAP 1A, for which we are currently suppliers, and fulfills the same function, although it presents additional complexities.

The production, in which Safran and Aciturri teams have already started working, will reach its maximum level in the second half of 2019 and will take place in our Ircio facilities, where Aeroengines has the machining technology and capabilities of integration needed to address this new project.

The joint forecast demand for HB5 of LEAP 1A and 1B will also require new investments to reinforce Ircio's machining capacity, which we will undertake in 2019 and 2020.

This new contract consolidates the positioning of Aeroengines as a supplier of Safran Aircraft Engines and confirms the customer's confidence in Aciturri the production of critical components.

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Commercial satellite launch service market to grow strongly through 2024



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http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Commercial_satellite_launch_service_market_to_grow_strongly_through_2024_999.html

Selbyville DE (SPX) Jun 01, 2018
According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Commercial Satellite Launch Service Market to hit $7bn by 2024. Increasing usage of communication data-based services and GPS systems is driving the commercial satellite launch service market size over the forecast period. These services are adopted by various sectors su
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Space Traffic Management - Oversight, Licensing And Enforcement



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Space Traffic Management - Oversight, Licensing And Enforcement // Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jun 01, 2018
Soon, another 10,000 new satellites will be launched into the most congested space in the universe. There are already an estimated 100 trillion objects in low-earth orbits, most of these things are debris of varying sizes. However, they have a few things in common. Every orbiting object in the near-earth zone is travelling at speeds in excess of 16,000 MPH. They are all independent and mov
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Russian State Space Giant Roscosmos May Curb Space Program Due to Lack of Funds



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Russian State Space Giant Roscosmos May Curb Space Program Due to Lack of Funds // Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Moscow (Sputnik) May 31, 2018
The Russian federal space program might face cuts as the Roscosmos state corporation is likely to suffer funding shortages amounting to 150 billion rubles (almost $2.4 billion) in the next three years, a source in the industry told Sputnik. "The shortages of budgetary funds planned for allocation to Roscosmos from the previous parameters for the next three years is about 150 billion rubles
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Boeing EA-18G Growler Makes its First Appearance in Finland



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A variant of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, the Growler airborne electronic attack fighter jet will be showcased at the Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air Show
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Boeing, Safran Agree to Design, Build and Service Auxiliary Power Units



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New joint venture will leverage capabilities of two aerospace leaders to combine the best technologies and services for customers
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Boeing announces details of $100 million employee education investment



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Boeing announces details of $100 million employee education investment // MediaRoom
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-06-04-Boeing-announces-details-of-100-million-employee-education-investment

Crowdsourcing drives new learning programs funded by U.S tax reform savings
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Qantas to Order Planes for ‘Project Sunrise’ Long-Haul Routes

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Tom Cruise Teases “Tog Gun 2” Movie With An F/A-18F Super Hornet Photo

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A great day for engines | Raytheon sees an AMRAAM boost | The Tucano flies in the Middle-East

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Electric-powered Magnus eFusion crash in Hungary kills two

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​Boeing still on track to 2025 NMA – despite engine makers’ travails

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Boeing and Safran partner to disrupt APU market

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TsAGI participates in the workshop "Topical scientific and technological issues in aviation development”

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TsAGI successfully completes Yak-152 static tests

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EBACE2018 Concludes As A Strong, Forward-Looking Show

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Airshow Pilot Dan Buchanan Perishes While Performing in Idaho

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