Check out this amazing 360-degree view from inside the cockpit of of airshow pilot Matt Chapman at his first performance of the EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2016 fly-in convention.
His plane, the Embry-Riddle Eagle II, is a two-seat, tandem arrangement, low-wing aerobatic monoplane.
Learn more about the plane and Matt Chapman at his website.
It was 10:56 p.m. on July 20, 1969 when NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong prepared to become the first human to step foot on another world.
With the world watching, Armstrong climbed down the ladder of Apollo 11 onto the surface of the moon and uttered the most famous words in space history: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
Armstrong, along with fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins would splash down in Hawaii four days later. The only things they would leave behind would be an American flag, a patch honoring the crew of the fallen Apollo 1 and a plaque that read: "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind."
While the dark dunes found on the surface of mars might look like a message sent from an alien in Morse code, they are actually created by an influence of wind and local topography. The image was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Bell Helicopter gave its new 412EPI helicopter a tough test recently near Mount Everest in Nepal demonstrating takeoffs and landings at 15,200 feet and hovering in ground effect at nearly 18,000 feet density altitude, then climbing nearly 20,000 feet in the new 14-passenger craft.
“The Bell 412EPI received praise for its smooth ride, maneuverability and increased performance in high altitudes, proving that our products are built to perform in the highest terrain on the planet,” said Sameer Rehman, Bell’s managing director, Asia Pacific.
The folks at NASA have designed a computer program that will enable them to hear the sound profiles of their planned experimental aircraft in real-world scenarios.
According to NASA, this sample video is “an ‘auralization’ — a visual representation of a complex set of noise data and predictions — that shows the noise differences between one of today’s typical aircraft and a possible future hybrid wing body aircraft.”
Take a listen.
The NASA Juno spacecraft took this color photo of Jupiter from a distance of 6.8 million miles recently as it continues its journey to the planet. It is expected to arrive on July 4.
The shot was taken by JunoCam, the mission's imaging camera. In addition to Jupiter, the photo also highlight's the planet's four moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.
In 1936, British mathematician Alan Turing would publish one of the most important papers in the history of technology. Now recognized as the foundation of computer science, Turing invented the idea of a ‘Universal Machine’ which could decode and perform any set of instructions it was given. Ten years later, he would turn those plans into a plan for an actual electronic computer.
In 1950, he developed the Turing Test, designed to test a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior in comparison to that of a human. It would become one of the foundations in the philosophy of artificial intelligence.
Turing, who was born on this day in 1912, would go on to pioneer ideas in other areas such as mathematics and theoretical biology, is also known for aiding the British government to help break the codes of the famous German Enigma machine during World War II.
To learn more about Turing, check out these eight things you didn’t know about him.
The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Bridge, the world's highest and longest glass bridge, is set to open in Hunan, China, in July. To assuage the fears of any tourists who may attempt to walk across the bridge which stands nearly 1,000 feet off the ground, the operators invited reporters to test its glass panels with a sledgehammer.
BBC reporter Dan Simmons can be seen in this video carrying out the safety test, hitting a glass panel more than a dozen times with a sledgehammer. While the top level of glass is shattered, the panel itself remained intact, even holding 25 people in a single pane, while they jumped on it.
The bridge, which stretches more than 1,400 feet across two cliffs and can hold 800 people at once, was designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan.