F/A-18 Super Hornet makes first launch from a “ski-jump” ramp

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet has made its first launch from a "ski jump" ramp. No, it's not a dare or some weird new winter sport but a demonstration to show the Indian Navy that the fighter jet can safely operate from its aircraft carriers.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne hypersonic scramjet engine sets new thrust record

Aerojet Rocketdyne and the US Air Force Research Laboratory have achieved a new record thrust output from a scramjet engine, generating 13,000 lb of thrust with over an hour of combustion under various hypersonic conditions.

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Crew in a Box is made for remote TV interviews in the time of Covid-19

If your job involves sending TV crews around the country to shoot interviews in people's homes or workplaces, you'll know that the current pandemic has made such tasks very difficult. That's where Crew in a Box is designed to come in.

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Bugatti drives into luxury home hi-fi space with Royale speakers

Bugatti is a name associated with very fast cars and multi-million-dollar price tags, not home audio. But now luxury automotive design and premium audio components combine for the launch of the Royale loudspeakers from Bugatti and Tidal Audio.

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Fun machine learning experiment creates a vocal opera in your browser

Google's Arts and Culture lab has launched a clever browser experiment in collaboration with David Li. The Blob Opera puts four operatic voices at your disposal to create glorious AI-driven performances.

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Little things, grand visions: The best small photography of 2020

Photography social network Agora's latest contest tasked its community with taking portraits of small things, and the results run the gamut from a close up of a tiny damselfly to shots of humans eclipsed by the scale and majesty of Mother Nature.

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DARPA’s X-61A Gremlin drone misses airborne retrieval by inches

DARPA says that air-recovery of three X-61A Gremlins missed success by just inches during recent tests. Nine attempts to capture the combat drones as they flew behind a C-130 transport plane failed, and they had to parachute to earth.

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Leica puts the focus on movie-making with SL2-S release

Last year, Leica announced a 47.3-MP full-frame mirrorless camera called the SL2, which was itself an update to 2015's SL. Now the SL2-S has been unveiled, which comes with a big buffer for unlimited video recording time.

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Roland gets in a serious groove with pro-grade digital wind instrument

Roland has unveiled a new digital wind instrument called the Areophone Pro that's destined for the hands of professional players, and is said to put entire brass and woodwind sections at a player's disposal.

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