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Electric X-Plane Nears Crucial Battery Test Commented on: 15 weeks ago (October 31, 2017)

It's R&D folks - you experiment and you learn. Lithium-ion batteries need specific discharge / charge criteria to operate safely. They are susceptible to short-to-ground failures and...

The New Crop Of Low-Cost ISR Or Attack Aircraft Commented on: 31 weeks ago (July 14, 2017)

Bravo!

SpaceX: We’ll Take You to Mars For $100,000 Per Seat Commented on: 1 year ago (September 28, 2016)

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in...

Moon vs. Mars Debate Heating Up In U.S. Commented on: 1 year ago (September 6, 2016)

Dear Bob,
When will the Earth become uninhabitable? An asteroid in a year or the red giant phase of the sun in a few billion or...? My only point is that Humanity has to expand off of this...

Boeing Building Hydrogen Tank For First SLS Launch Commented on: 1 year ago (September 1, 2016)

If we fail to become a spacefaring civilization, we are doomed. The Earth has a finite lifespan - some form of destruction (take your pick...) will terminate all life on this rock one day. If we...

SkunkWorks’ Robots Will Inspect LMH-1 Airship Envelope Commented on: 1 year ago (August 3, 2016)

Strikes me as very organic...like white blood cells moving about an organism repairing damaged tissue! I think this kind of specialized task-bot is going to start showing up with exponential...

Lessons Learned The Hard Way For Airbus Commented on: 1 year ago (June 8, 2016)

A supply chain that is single-sourced is impervious to grievances. If you want supplier performance you have to be able to pivot to a competent competitor, otherwise you're just banging your head...