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Umno Keep Urges Party To Redouble Efforts In Pengkalan Kubor

Umno Keep Urges Party To Redouble Efforts In Pengkalan Kubor

ALOR SETAR— Although...

Malaysians Who Join Un-Islamic IS Will Be Nabbed On Return, Says Deputy Home Minister

Malaysians Who Join Un-Islamic IS Will Be Nabbed On Return, Says Deputy Home Minister

KUALA LUMPUR— The gr...

George Town Festival Gives Penang Tourism A Boost

George Town Festival Gives Penang Tourism A Boost

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Malaysians Chafed By Illusion Of Unity, Says Kit Siang

Malaysians Chafed By Illusion Of Unity, Says Kit Siang

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Putrajaya Denies Sedition Dragnet A Sign Of Cold Feet Over Promised Repeal

Putrajaya Denies Sedition Dragnet A Sign Of Cold Feet Over Promised Repeal

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Justice Minister Resigns As Email Leaks Rock NZ Election Campaign

Justice Minister Resigns As Email Leaks Rock NZ Election Campaign

WELLINGTON— A campai...

After UK, Australia Joins In On Increased Alert Over IS Terrorism Threats

After UK, Australia Joins In On Increased Alert Over IS Terrorism Threats

LONDON— Australia jo...

El Salvador: Gangs Announce Second Stage Of Peace Process

El Salvador: Gangs Announce Second Stage Of Peace Process

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Papua New Guinea Volcanic Activity Subsides

Papua New Guinea Volcanic Activity Subsides

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Ebola-Infected Monkeys Survive Experimental Drug Treatment

Ebola-Infected Monkeys Survive Experimental Drug Treatment

NEW YORK— Monkeys in...

Profit To Be Main MAS Driver

Profit To Be Main MAS Driver

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Sime Darby May List Auto Unit In Early 2015

Sime Darby May List Auto Unit In Early 2015

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Satay Sauce Now In Cans

Satay Sauce Now In Cans

KOTA KINABALU: Unive...

Unions: MAS Revamp Short On Details

Unions: MAS Revamp Short On Details

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PCs Fight Back, Tablet Sales Slow

SAN FRANCISCO: Table...

Love Really IS All You Need: Happy Relationships Help People Thrive In Every Aspect Of Their Lives

Love Really IS All You Need: Happy Relationships Help People Thrive In Every Aspect Of Their Lives

THE Beatles were rig...

Running A Marathon To Lose Weight? Don't Bother! More Than Half Of People Completing Their First Race GAIN Pounds

Running A Marathon To Lose Weight? Don't Bother! More Than Half Of People Completing Their First Race GAIN Pounds

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Ebola Virus Is 'Mutating Rapidly', Experts Warn

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How To Turn A Man's Head: Just Wear Red!

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Is There Life On Mars? NASA Building 'World’s Most Powerful Rocket' To Reach Red Plant

Is There Life On Mars? NASA Building 'World’s Most Powerful Rocket' To Reach Red Plant

THE space agency are...

Horizon SystemHorizon System

Which brings up a uniquely interesting design feature. The Horizon Project has no cockpit. No cockpit means no pilot, which in turn means that this massive passenger-laden airplane/train/lounge is in fact (cue the drumroll) a drone. With six train cars housed in its belly, The Horizon Project is quite easily the largest drone ever proposed — and possibly the largest ever conceived.

So who are all these crew members, you might ask. Well, bartenders and concierge, of course. What with the massive drone not requiring sleep or fueling times, The Horizon Project is planned to stay aloft in perpetuity, never landing and never ceasing its relentless quest to get you where you need to go. There's no word yet on how the (captive?) crew ever disembark or the flying wing handle's maintenance. But problems like those are minuscule in relation to the massive shift the aviation industry would have to undergo to accommodate The Horizon Project. But with the design planned for implementation in the year 2050, maybe even that largest of hurdles could be crested in time for us to board one of these gigantic transit drones in our lifetime. If that happens, we'll gladly raise a prisoner-bartender poured martini to the aviation revolution of tomorrow.