In the Marne, the memory of aviation aces to the rescue of opponents of a photovoltaic project

Aerial view of a field of solar panels in Massangis, Burgundy, France. ROGER ROZENCWAJG / PHOTONONSTOP In its fight against the establishment of a photovoltaic power station in the heart of the Reims countryside, the Les Terres de nos villages collective has unearthed unexpected allies. They are called Roland Garros, Joseph Kessel, Charles de Tricornot … Read more

Computational discovery of complex alloys could speed the way to green aviation

Journal Reference: P. Singh, S. Picak, A. Sharma, Y. I. Chumlyakov, R. Arroyave, I. Karaman, Duane D. Johnson. Martensitic Transformation in FexMn80−xCo10Cr10 High-Entropy Alloy. Physical Review Letters, 2021; 127 (11) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.115704 High-entropy alloys are composed from four or more different elements, and often have many desirable properties — they are lightweight, strong, ductile, corrosion resistant … Read more

Richard Branson’s company Virgin Galactic in the sights of the US aviation agency

The Virgin Galactic spacecraft, upon landing in New Mexico, July 11, 2021. ANDRES LEIGHTON / AP Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company of Briton Richard Branson, is she on the wrong track? Two months after the ship Unity has gone to the frontiers of space, the company must leave its fleet on the ground due … Read more