Boeing HorizonX Invests in Artificial Intelligence Leader SparkCognition

Austin, Texas-based company is a leader in machine learning, artificial intelligence

Applications could include AI-driven security for aerospace innovations

CHICAGO, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced it is investing in SparkCognition, an Austin, Texas-based company focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning in the fields of information technology security and industrial operations. It is the latest investment by the Boeing HorizonX venture arm established earlier this year.

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Beechcraft T-6C military trainer boosts international availability with EASA certification


WICHITA, Kan. (June 26, 2017) – Textron Aviation Defense LLC., a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that the Beechcraft T-6C military trainer has achieved basic certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), supporting future configuration certification and delivery of 10 previously ordered T-6C aircraft for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program.

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NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane

NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane

Illustration of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration aircraft
Illustration of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration aircraft as outlined during the project’s Preliminary Design Review last week.
Credits: NASA / Lockheed Martin

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane.

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Summer solstice Sun

SOHO’s summer solstice Sun



  • Title SOHO’s summer solstice Sun
  • Released 26/06/2017 9:00 am
  • Copyright SOHO (ESA & NASA)
  • DescriptionResidents of Earth’s northern hemisphere enjoyed the greatest number of daylight hours in a single day all year on 21 June 2017. This summer solstice occurs when the tilt of Earth’s axis is most inclined towards the Sun, which sits directly over the Tropic of Cancer.

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Queen Mary 2 retraces history and takes on the trimarans as the Centennial Transat begins

The Centennial Transat – The Bridge – from Saint-Nazaire to New York started in uniquely spectacular fashion at 19:00 today, one hundred years after American troops arrived on the coast of France. 

© Thierry Martinez / THE BRIDGE

This time the cannon shots were sounds of fraternity to begin the race between the Queen Mary 2 and four of the largest and fastest trimarans in the world. The start to ocean races are always emotive affairs but rarely are they so loaded.

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Rán Racing Rise To Win From A Dramatic Porto Cervo Finale


Catherine Zennström’s Rán Racing won the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week title on the last downwind.
While there was elation for the ice cool Swedish owner-driver and his hard working crew there was huge disappointment for Quantum Racing and for Provezza who both within minutes of each other had one hand on the top prize, before gear failures successively dropped them from contention.

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