Spending the day at IKEA is a fun treat in the best of times, a relationship-destroying nightmare in the worst. For one Airbus designer though, following the yellow arrows around the bins of votive candles and wall hooks was a breakthrough moment.
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Originally built as a supersonic strategic bomber for delivering nuclear strikes on Moscow, the B-1B Lancer has played a variety of roles for the US Air Force in its nearly 30 years of service. And thanks to a newly upgraded cockpit — including four multi-function colour displays and a modernised Fully Integrated Data Link (FIDL) — the B-One "Bones" of the 7th Bomb Wing are expected to remain in service into the 2030s.
Hordes of children ran around as wild as a locust swarm at the recent USA Science & Engineering Festival. The main attraction: the Lockheed Martin booth, with its faux F-22 cockpit and Orion spacecraft simulator.
In direct contrast to the overloaded interface of the shuttle is SpaceShipOne's cockpit. Sure it's a simpler machine, but the UI is better. Until the screen goes out at 4:40 in this old video: