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Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg, now flying over the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii, has just taken the title for the longest nonstop solo flight, breaking Steve Fossett's 2005 record in the jet-powered GlobalFlyer, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale said early Thursday. Borschberg exceeded 74 hours, 56 minutes and 5 seconds in the single-seat, solar-powered airplane, which is on its eighth leg on an around-the-world flight that began in Abu Dhabi in March.
41 per cent of UK engineers are considering a change of job, according to the results of The Engineer’s 2015 salary survey
Protecting cities from earthquakes is still a grand challenge that needs addressing, as recent disasters in Nepal, Japan, Haiti, and Chile confirm. Although significant progress has been made in understanding seismic activity and developing building technology, we still don't have a satisfactory way of protecting buildings on a large scale.
Why is the seahorse's tail square? An international team of researchers has found the answer and it could lead to building better robots and medical devices. In a nutshell, a tail made of square, overlapping segments makes for better armor than a cylindrical tail. It's also better at gripping and grasping.