Machine learning makes building rocket engines easier

"Trial and error" doesn't work for testing whether rocket engines can handle flight. A new machine learning method could make things simpler and safer.

John Holden-UT Austin • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: machine-learning space spacecraft science-and-technology engines

New engine would use an explosion to blast spacecraft into orbit

Researchers have taken a first step toward the "rotating detonation engine," which could make rockets more fuel-efficient and lightweight.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
Feb. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: physics space spacecraft featured science-and-technology engines

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