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  • World’s largest airship set to take off with Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson at the helm

    04/18/2014 6:49:10 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 64 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | April 17, 2014 | Neil Tweedie
    ....“The technological problems with airships that have stopped them ruling the skies have been gradually ticked off,” says Mr. Durham, technical director of Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), which makes the Airlander.” Advances in materials, avionics and aerodynamic design mean that we have overcome the lion’s share of these obstacles. This craft is part airship, part aircraft and part hovercraft. We have taken the best aspects of each machine and combined them in one hyper-efficient vehicle. Let me tell you, this isn’t the Hindenburg.”... A future design called Airlander 50 will lift 50 tons of cargo, five times more than a...
  • Senator (NJ): Too Many Pols Think Clean Elections Are Dirty Business

    03/16/2007 4:59:48 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 482+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Friday, March 16, 2007 | Kevin McArdle
    Taking special interest money of politics has proven to be very tough even on a very limited basis in a pilot program that may or may not ever be expanded. On Monday, the 2007 Clean Election Pilot Program bill failed in a State Senate voting session. Yesterday it was posted again and was also up for consideration in the General Assembly. It finally passed both Houses but not without some closed-door arm-twisting and cajoling. "If we really want to see reform down here in the State House," says State Senator Shirley Turner, the bill's sponsor, "we've got to get the...