NASA plans for the plane of the future

Three different teams from Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, have been assigned by NASA to come up with the design for the “perfect” plane of the future. The deadline set is the year 2025. The “perfect” plane should be silent, fuel efficient, cruise over 7000 miles with a load of 50,000 to 100,000 pounds, and can travel at 85% of the speed of sound.


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Carpet embedded with LEDs

LEDs have a wide area of application but how about them being used in carpets. Cell Carpet with LEDs from Lama concept is one such example which sport embedded LEDs. The carpet with LEDs ” was first shown at the Paris Airshow into the Airbus A350 businessclass. The LED’s are fitted into the aisles to guide your way.


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Old rail engine turned into a giant vacuum cleaner

What you see above isn’t a Photoshop-ed image. It is literally an old rail engine turned into a giant vacuum cleaner. Objective is simple, suck all the garbage in while moving down the railway track. Located in India, this idea came from Indian Railways who instead of discarding this rather ancient rail engine, put it for a much better use.


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The Ice Ball Mold

We have already come across several ice trays that lets you make a variety of odd shaped ice forms. What we have here today doesn’t involve an ice tray but an Ice Ball Mold that shapes out perfect ice spheres. Apart from plain spheres there are also molds that make football [soccer] shaped ice, baseball shaped ice and even jewel shaped ice forms.


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