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Whos Paying for the Private Jet?


One of the major perks of being a celebrity is the free stuff. Just ask the famous attendees of this week's VMA music works.

Fuel Costs and Air Fares Set To Rocket After Hurricane Katrina Punishes The US


It now looks certain that Hurricane Katrina will push fuel prices - and air fares - up through the roof.Hurricane Katrina has just killed hundreds of people, and it could well be thousands of people that we don't know about already.

FAA Intervention in Privatized Space Flight is Ridiculous


Burt Rutan and his team of designers, engineers and test pilots at Scaled Composites did something no private group had ever done. They proved that private space flight is feasible and safe.

Material Memory and NASA High Tech Plastics for Rotor Blades


Some new materials, types of plastics seem to be stronger than steel by quite a bit. Since they are made of polymer plastic blends it will be possible to add in some material memory manufacturing in the process.

Moving Troops and Evacuation Strategies


There are many ways to evacuate people from disasters like Hurricane Katrina for instance. There are also many ways to move troops to the area of conflict.

Flying Blimp Walrus Could Have Assisted in Evacuations


What is a Walrus Super Blimp? It is a giant heavy lift Blimp being evaluated by the United States Department of Defense's special research division; DARPA. What is DARPA? Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Mirrors to Redirect Mini Laser Weapons on Fighters for Vortex Airflows


Recently a new airborne laser system was announced to be put onto fighter jets, once this technology becomes more advanced we will no longer need missiles for air-to-air combat. The system, which will go onto a fighter jet would be called the; "HELLADS" or High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System, it is being tested now.

Fuselage Mounted Laser Vortex Enhancer Directed to Airfoils


DARPA has developed a small laser cannon, just like Star Wars to use as a weapon in a fighter plane for air to air combat, destroying enemy missiles or perhaps using a combination later on of Argon or CO2 (depending on altitude) for close air support. Recently it was announced that they would put this new airborne laser system onto fighter jets.

Jet Lag - 5 Pre-travel Steps to Reduce the Effects of Jet Lag


Ask any regular long-haul flyer about their experience of flying and you will soon discover that everyone has a different "magic" formula for overcoming or avoiding jet lag.In reality of course no magic formula exists - and there is certainly no magic pill or tablet.

Jet Lag - 5 In-flight Tips


The secret to combating jet lag, and arriving at your destination with little or no jet lag, lies in sound preparation well in advance of your date of travel. This, however, is only the foundation of your "anti jet lag" plan and all of your sound preparatory work will be wasted if you don't also ensure that you follow a sensible routine during your flight.

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