Description : Presents an introduction to new technologies that are helping make road transportation, railroads, ships, airplanes, and space travel more efficient and discusses how transportation will change in the future.
Description : Small Transport Aircraft Technology, originally published in 1980 provides information on commuter airline trends and aircraft developments, and presents the results and conclusions of the full set of completed STAT studies. Five airplane manufacturers, five engine manufacturers, and two propeller manufacturers performed these studies.This report also summarized portions of NASA?s overall aeronautics research and technology programs which are applicable to commuter aircraft design, and suggests areas of technology that might beneficially be expanded or initiated to air and encourage U.S. commuter aircraft manufacturers in their evolution of improved aircraft for this market.
Description : Transportation technology is as old as human society itself. The first humans on Earth used simple transportation tools. They bundled logs together to make rafts. They used long poles and flat boards to carry heavy loads. Over the centuries, ancient peoples learned more about transportation. The ancient Indians trained elephants and horses for travel. The ancient Chinese developed the first compasses. The ancient Greeks built massive battleships. So what kinds of tools and techniques did ancient people use? How did maps of the world improve over time? And how did ancient transportation set the stage for our own modern transportation technology? Learn more in Ancient Transportation Technology.