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Parachutist makes world’s first jump from solar-powered plane

Parachutist makes world’s first jump from solar-powered plane

A parachutist completed the world’s first jump from a solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday after the plane soared to a height of 1,520 metres (nearly 5,000 ft) over western Switzerland, Swiss organisers said. The two-seater prototype…

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New On-Vehicle Data Connector from Amphenol Improves Vehicle Diagnostics

New On-Vehicle Data Connector from Amphenol Improves Vehicle Diagnostics

Amphenol Industrial Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers industry-standard, on-vehicle data plug connectors that are designed for vehicle diagnostic and data communication.  The AT circular connector (ATC) series is designed to perform in…

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Rolls-Royce Teams Up With Reaction Engines To Develop High-Speed Jets

Rolls-Royce Teams Up With Reaction Engines To Develop High-Speed Jets

Rolls-Royce Holdings and Reaction Engines announced a new strategic partnership agreement to develop high-speed aircraft engines. The collaboration aims to enable high-speed supersonic and hypersonic capability for next-generation flights. As part of the partnership, Rolls-Royce…

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Los Angeles-To-Las Vegas High-Speed Train Wins $200 Million Nevada Bond Allocation

Los Angeles-To-Las Vegas High-Speed Train Wins $200 Million Nevada Bond Allocation

XpressWest, a high-speed rail line that will connect Southern California to Las Vegas, won $200 million of private activity bonds from Nevada, a critical final public allocation that allows the company owned by Wall Street investor…

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Transport for London Looks to Renewables to Power London’s Tube Network 

Transport for London Looks to Renewables to Power London’s Tube Network 

London’s tube network could soon be entirely powered by renewable energy directly bought from wind and solar farms. London’s Mayor, Sadiq Kahn has revealed plans to change the way that the Transport for London (TfL)…

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MIT and Toyota release innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research 

MIT and Toyota release innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research 

How can we train self-driving vehicles to have a deeper awareness of the world around them? Can computers learn from past experiences to recognize future patterns that can help them safely navigate new and unpredictable…

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Air Canada Launches New App

Air Canada Launches New App

Air Canada has launched a next generation Air Canada mobile app, now available for download on iOS and Android. Designed with customers at the center, the new app features an intuitive layout supported by the…

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New Allianz Survey Predicts the Future of Travel

New Allianz Survey Predicts the Future of Travel

Will airline traffic double and will our faces replace passports by 2040? Allianz Partners’ new travel futurology report, “The World in 2040” aims to find out. The goal of the report is to predict major trends…

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Airbnb Launches Online Experiences

Airbnb Launches Online Experiences

Airbnb has launched Online Experiences in an effort to help both hosts and guests connect, experience virtual travel and earn income during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Highlights of the new program include virtual activities for families, fun meetings…

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Facial Recognition for Global Entry Gaining Popularity

Facial Recognition for Global Entry Gaining Popularity

Global Entry has slowly but surely been getting a technological upgrade that is making the popular travel program even quicker to use at airports. Facial recognition has been added to the Global Entry program at…

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