There’s nothing quite like Microsoft Flight Simulator, a technical masterpiece that has been around for nearly 40 years, and its latest iteration is nothing short of sensational.
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Lost a leopard? Hunting down a hyena? It’s time for an adventure with two intrepid wildlife trackers…
Use A File To Make A Handcrafted Knife
Use a file to make a handcrafted knife
This MakerBot Made 3D Printing Hot
Released in 2012, THE MakerBot Replicator sold for $1 749 (or about R15 200 at the exchange rate back then).
Sky's The Limit
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a pilot? To take to the skies and soar above places you’ve never visited before?
Should Your Car Have Solar Panels?
You can get them on the new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited (only available in the US, for $35 300), which I tested for a week, under existentially strange but mechanically ideal conditions. Except for a 16 km drive to the grocery store and back, the car sat in the driveway, its 205watt system earning free, clean power, I thought.
The B-52 Is America's Longest-Serving Plane – And The Most Badass
Like many of America’s legendary aircraft, the B-52 was built to offset the Soviet threat that characterised the Cold War. The US needed a bomber to reach far-flung Soviet targets, defeat their air defences, and carry a massive atomic payload.
Building Da Vinci's Forgottten Bridge
When Sultan Bayezid II of the Ottoman Empire requested proposals for a bridge connecting capital city Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) with the neighbouring city, Galata (Karaköy, Turkey) at the turn of the 16th century, famed inventor Leonardo da Vinci was eager to win the contract.
Making Music With Machines
From artificial-intelligence song writers to virtual-reality playlists, technology has completely changed the way music is composed and consumed. Here, we unravel some instrumental audio developments worth taking note of…
The History Of Maps
The map has no single origin or known inventor. But these breakthrough maps illuminate the milestones of science and discovery that guided civilisations – and define how we view the world today.
Riding With The Current
Electric cars are ever-present in the news, but what about electric motorcycles? Well, in a scoop for local enthusiasts, electric superbike brand Energica has recently hit South African roads, with some jaw-dropping performance figures.
HOW'S YOUR IFR GOING?
Brushing up for fall-weather flying
Finding the First Horse
A child’s relationship with his or her first horse can make or break the rest of their equine careers.
Benefits Of A Pilothouse Boat
A Very good choice for multiyear circumnavigation
Amelia Earhart Eaten By Crabs!
Missing pilot was dragged into holes by hungry horde of nine-pound monsters
Pilots Who Have Shot Down Airplanes From All Three Axis Powers
Pilots who have shot down airplanes from all three axis powers
Jugs Vs. Jets
P-47 pilot scores the ultimate kill.
Meet six pilots who turned passion into a profession
Airbus Is Ready For Pilotless Jets
The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea.
This Glider Will Fly 90,000 Feet Higher Than Most Aircraft
With a hit TV show, a killer voice, and membership in Taylor Swift's squad, Serayah is absolutely unstoppable.
The Last Fighter Pilot
The new F-35 fighter jet is so sophisticated, so automated, so connected, it's fueling a debate: do pilots still need to fly?