Spirit of Innovation plane is the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft

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The Spirit of Innovation - an electric aircraft demonstrator developed by Rolls-Royce - has clinched the record for the world's fastest all-electric aircraft. The Derby-based firm has claimed that the craft hit a speed of 387.4 mph during a test run at Boscombe Down in Amesbury on...

River Tyne swing bridge won’t swing

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This week a £1m scheme to save the 1876 River Tyne swing bridge ended in failure. The machine room, showing one of Armstrong's original three-cylinder oscillating hydraulic motors First used for road traffic on 15 June 1876 and opened for river traffic on 17 July 1876 the bridge,...

SpaceX to build floating spaceports

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SpaceX is looking to build floating spaceports to use for both hypersonic Earth travel and missions to Moon and Mars. A job advert this week revealed the US private space company is looking to take onboard more staff at its Offshore Operations in Brownsville. The new hires...