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How IKEA Could Change Jet Cockpit Design

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.


Awesome Underneath Angle Of A B-1B Lancer Taking Off

Dayshot: Here’s a really cool shot of a B-1B Lancer from the US Air Force taking off from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The underneath angle is perfect as it makes the soaring bomber look like a beautiful bird in flight.


A Homemade Jet-Powered Snowboard Is Maybe Not The Safest Idea

Look, I’m all for extreme sports (and general borderline-stupid shenanigans masquerading as sports). But I think I’d probably draw the line at a homemade, 3D-printed jet-powered snowboard.


The Perfection Of Jet Takeoffs From Aircraft Carriers In One Photo

Fighter jets and aircraft carriers and fighter jets taking off of aircraft carriers are some of our favourite things in the world for so many reasons. One of them is just how perfect each launch has to be. Just look at how the wheels of the jet reach the end of the aircraft carrier as the fighter jet achieves lift off.


Watch A B-2 Bomber Refuel And Then Make Its Fuel Receptacle Disappear

Video: Damn, that thing really is stealth. This video shows how the B-2 stealth bomber refuels and rotates its fuel receptacle so that it can maintain its stealth. You see the receptacle in clear view when it’s ready for fuel but after it’s all filled up, it’s gone and the whole plane is back to being undetected.


Fascinating Photos Reveal How They Built The SR-71 Blackbird

Built and designed in the 1960s after the A-12 Oxcart, the SR-71 Blackbird is still the fastest, most vanguard-ist air-breathing aeroplane in the history of aviation. These once classified photos reveal how Lockheed built both birds in secret, in California. They look taken at the Rebel base in Hoth.


How The Pentagon Plans To Launch Rockets Into Orbit Using Jet Fighters

Video: DARPA’s Airborne Launch Assist Space Access is not a new idea. In fact, they have been working on it for some time. Now the Pentagon’s research arm have a neat concept video to show us how they are planning to put stuff in low earth orbit. You know, like satellites and other secret things.


F-35 Lightning II Gets Turned Into Iceblock By Giant Fridge

Photo: Here’s Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II undergoing tests in extreme freezing weather conditions.


Timeline Shows The Potential Future Of Russia's Next-Gen Fighter Jet

Here’s the potential timeline for Russia’s T-50 PAK-FA, the fifth generation multi-role fighter that will get the designation Su-50 once it gets into production in January 2016. The nemesis to the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II will fly with the flag of Russia, South Korea, India and Iran.


Impressive Photo Of The F-35 Lightning II With All Its Weaponry Lined Up

Photo: Lockheed Martin sent us this impressive shot by Matt Short of the F-35 Lightning II showing all the weaponry it can carry. Of course, it can’t carry everything you see at the same time, just a few of them. But it’s designed to carry — and fire — any of them.