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Green skies ahead: charting a course to sustainable aviation

The EFan allelectric demonstrator flies above Farnborough International Airshow earlier this week

18 July 2014

In aviation better fuel efficiency reduces both emissions and the single largest cost to the industry, but the sector is still looking for a game changer that could realise the dream of cheap green air travel.

Classic Projects: Penny-farthing high wheel bicycle

Pennyfarthing high wheel bicycle

15 July 2014

Date:  1870s

Designer: James Starley

Cost: Vintage ones today c. £5,000

Mikhail Kalashnikov: Russia’s famous small arms designer

An AK47

14 July 2014

Was the recently deceased Mikhail Kalashnikov, known as the creator of the world’s most popular infantry weapon, a genius and a hero, or a false Soviet idol?

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