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NASA tests shape-changing aircraft wing surface

A company working closely with NASA is testing airplane wing surfaces that can change shape. FlexSys is currently testing out advance ‘shape-changing’ technology that—when applied to the surface of airplane wings—can potentially improve aerodynamic, and reduce noise during takeoff and landing.  NASA and FlexSys call this new technology 'FlexFoil, or ‘variable

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Engineers ready first ever 3D-printed rocket for launch

There’s something about hobbyist projects and beers that somehow always yield promising results. A team of engineers, fueled by brews, in the UK has shown off a rocket that they’ve designed and built using mostly just 3D-printed parts. “You can do highly complex shapes that simply aren’t practical to do

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