Category: Innovation

World's largest airplane is rolled out

World’s largest airplane is rolled out

(CNN)Even if you had been allowed to kick the tires as the world’s largest airplane was rolled out for the first time Wednesday, it might have taken you a while. Stratolaunch — which is designed to release rockets that will carry satellites into space — has a 385-foot wingspan, features six engines used by the…



Amazon's flying warehouses to dispatch drone deliveries from the sky

Amazon’s flying warehouses to dispatch drone deliveries from the sky

Amazon’s design for a floating warehouse and drone delivery system Amazon has designed a floating warehouse that sits thousands of feet in the air, from which the internet retailer could dispatch swarms of delivery drones to metropolitan areas. The company has patented futuristic plans for enormous “airborne fulfillment centres” that would be used as bases…



13 Oct The digital freight forwarder for the 21st century

13 Oct The digital freight forwarder for the 21st century

The freight forwarding market is fraught with inefficiencies. Often described as a “relationship” business, customers have often found themselves waiting by the phone or for the elusive email for several days in anticipation for confirmation on a rate and/or booking. Numerous start-ups such as Flexport, iContainers and Freightos are addressing these concerns and as a…



The used rockets of tech billionaires just might save humanity from doom — here's how

The used rockets of tech billionaires just might save humanity from doom — here’s how

Elon Musk watches a historic Falcon 9 rocket launch and landing on December 21, 2015. The way Elon Musk sees it, humanity is either on the cusp of its greatest revolution — or risking its own annihilation. But now, after 15 years of work through his rocket company, SpaceX, Musk’s rosier scenario may have finally…