We always think that crossing the Atlantic in a blimp would be very serene — at least once they put heaters on board. The Hindenburg, the R-101, and the Shenandoah put an end to the age of the airship, at least for commercial passenger travel. But you can still fly your own with a helium balloon and some electronics. One notable project — the Blimpduino — has evolved into the Blimpduino 2. The open-source software is on GitHub View original article at Hack A Day

A scale model of a flying drone-car mashup has driven and hovered across an Amsterdam exhibition hall, providing a glimpse of what could be the future of urban mobility. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Especially after a week given to celebrating a holiday of thanks and remembrance, perhaps it is worth thinking about who gets remembered and why. Here, the great E. Lily Yu imagines a future where cemeteries have been upgraded, but so many other things have not. Enjoy. -the edAfter ten years living in one of the Forests of Memory, A-294 to be specific, Sunny Carballo had discerned two fundamental truths: firstly, that almost all of one’s friends, children, and lovers came in the first year, some in the second,…

You’ve probably seen plenty of impressive rocket launches but you’ve never seen one quite like this, which shows what a rocket launch looks like from space.  The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft (a Russian Soyuz rocket) took place on November 16. The timelapse was captured by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is onboard the International Space Station (ISS), from nearly 250 miles up. SEE ALSO: See SpaceX blast a satellite into orbit, nail rocket landing on a drone ship The entire video is astounding but…

The photos, which appeared on Lyon-based photo-sharing site Dronestagram, reveal some of the most stunning shots taken from perspectives that have never been seen before. View original article at Daily Mail Online