No windows in planes??!!

Are you afraid of flying? Do you feel safer while sitting closer to the window? Well then I don’t have good news for you. It might happen that in 10 years there won’t be any windows and windowless planes will give passengers a panoramic view of the sky.

So it looks like in a bit more than in decade, windows of commercial aircraft would be replaced by full-length screens. Passengers would be able to switch the view on and off according to their preference.

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Putting windows in a plane leads to strengthening the fuselage, that’s why cargo planes don’t have it. Planes would be lighter without windows so they would spend less fuel.

Center for Process Innovation, CPI, created the first-stage concept. CPI is an organisation that works with companies to develop new products. They responded to real constant quest of the aviation industry – how to reduce weight of the aircraft?

“Follow the logical thought through. Let’s take all the windows out – that’s what they do in cargo aircraft – what are the passengers going to do? If you think about it, it’s only really the people that are sitting next to windows that will suffer.” said Dr Jon Helliwell of the CPI.

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The screens will also enable internet and media access. CPI also claims that if all of passengers’ windows were removed planes would be able to have stronger, lighter and thinner walls. Let’s see what happens…

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Silvia M.//SMC Editor

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Sources : theguardian.com, independent.co.uk, boredpanda.com

The Cliff House Defines the New Extreme of Prefab Architecture

An Australian Company Modscape has come up with a design of a five story building clinging to the side of a cliff in southwest Victoria Australia. The Cliff House resembles the house of the Marvel comics character, the Ironman Tony Stark.

tony starkThe real life Ironman house is equipped with a carport, a living room, kitchen, an open-air spa, BBQ room, three bedrooms with one having an en suit bathroom and a larger bathroom. The only entrance of the cliff house is at the top floor from where an elevator or stairs take the residents to every prefabricated level.

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 At the lowest floor, the home opens up to another outdoor space, which seems to float above the water. Patio furniture, an outdoor kitchen and a jacuzzi tub extend the luxurious feeling of being above the ocean. The minimized amount of furniture emphasizes the connection to the ocean and the horizon.

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The Cliff House’s design is inspired by how barnacles cling to the hull of a ship. Like barnacles, the house is anchored to a cliff by steel pins. The house works as a natural extension to the cliff bringing an absolute connection with the beautiful ocean.

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Perhaps some people would hesitate about coastal erosion and how it affects the house’s steel fasteners. Fortunately, the former president of the Royal Institute of British Architects Maxwell Hutchinson has said in BBC’s interview that there is no reason why the design should not be structurally sound. Cantilever beams drilled into the rock could support the building just as crampons support a climber. Hutchinson also mentions that the building costs might become high because the people in the industry tend to dislike everything unusual.(source)

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Pictures and original articles: Business InsiderBBC, Gizmag, Comicvine, Inhabitat

A potential solution about the body car impasse

A potential solution about the body car impasse

More than ever the car industry is under pressure to find a way to reduce the car consumption without reducing their security, power or increasing dramatically the retail price.

 

                The new popular cars are now smaller than 10 years ago and the reason is mainly cause by the increasing of the gas price and the tendency is not going to stop in the next few years. The cars industry is now working on the engine efficiency to reduce their cars consumption and they also work on the weight reducing. The engine efficiency is basically the same for every car dealer with some minor details on powertrain systems and no majors advances are expended in a near future. However, the frame and body is now the next target of the car industry is looking to improve their next car generation.

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One of the future main advances in the car industry is the integration of the carbon on the car body with a low cost price. In fact racing cars and some of the new luxury car already have carbon fiber
on their bodies and part, but the price just blow up and it’s a deadlock for medium and low budget cars. There are some studies for producing car body with carbon steel and this can be the solution to reduce the car weight and keep the price in a good range.

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Jonathan T. //SMC Editor

Source: http://www.ukessays.com/essays/sciences/the-car-industry.php