The diabolical ironclad beetle’s exoskeleton is one of the most crush-resistant structures in the biological world. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, are demonstrating how engineers can benefit from the exoskeleton’s design.
Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
During a field test, the Boeing Compact Laser Weapon System successfully defended a force protection convoy against simulated unmanned aerial system threats while mounted on a small utility task vehicle.
Aerospace engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has completed testing of technology to power what it calls the world’s fastest all-electric plane.
Liquid oxygen and liquefied natural gas power a cryogenic rocket engine prototype developed by startup Skyroot Aerospace.
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University have developed a way for robots to use artificial intelligence to identify “pain” and repair damage.
TUBE TRAIN TEST
Uiwang-si, South Korea
The Korea Railroad Research Institute announced that its hyper-tube train eclipsed the 1,000 kph mark, reaching 1,019 kph (633 mph) in a minitube used for aerodynamic testing.
Five high-performance surrogate jets operated autonomously in a team at Queensland Flight Test Range. The Boeing flight tests evaluated artificial intelligence algorithms that “teach” the aircraft to understand and collaborate.