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MH17 Profile: The Brothers Who Never Made It For A Holiday In Bali With Their Grandmother

MH17 Profile: The Brothers Who Never Made It For A Holiday In Bali With Their Grandmother

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Family Members Of MH17 Victim To Head To Amsterdam

Family Members Of MH17 Victim To Head To Amsterdam

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Malaysia To Use Long Arm Of Local Law To Get At MH17 Perpetrators

Malaysia To Use Long Arm Of Local Law To Get At MH17 Perpetrators

KUALA LUMPUR— Malays...

No Deal Struck With Ukraine Rebels Over MH17, Parliament Told

No Deal Struck With Ukraine Rebels Over MH17, Parliament Told

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‘No One Deserves What We Are Going Through,’ Says MH17 Family

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Heatstroke Kills Three In Japan, Thousands Hospitalised

Heatstroke Kills Three In Japan, Thousands Hospitalised

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Ukraine To Impose Sanctions On Russian Individuals, Firms

Ukraine To Impose Sanctions On Russian Individuals, Firms

KIEV--Ukrainian Prim...

British Journalist For Russian TV Missing In East Ukraine

British Journalist For Russian TV Missing In East Ukraine

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Islamic State Says Carried Out Baghdad Suicide Bombing

Islamic State Says Carried Out Baghdad Suicide Bombing

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S. Korean Police Slammed Over Ferry Tycoon’s Body

S. Korean Police Slammed Over Ferry Tycoon’s Body

SEOUL— South Korea’s...

MAS Will Honour All Bookings

MAS Will Honour All Bookings

KUALA LUMPUR: Malays...

Jet Airways May Sell Planes To Cover Losses In India

Jet Airways May Sell Planes To Cover Losses In India

NEW DELHI: India’s J...

Quirky Calls To Mrt Call Centre

Quirky Calls To Mrt Call Centre

KUALA LUMPUR: If you...

MRT Line 2 Planning Starts As Line 1 Reaching Half-Way Point

MRT Line 2 Planning Starts As Line 1 Reaching Half-Way Point

KUALA LUMPUR: Even a...

MAA: A Record 680,000 Vehicle Sales Forecasted.

MAA: A Record 680,000 Vehicle Sales Forecasted.

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Study Finds Elephants Have Superior Sense Of Smell

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What Are The Costs Involved With Buying A Car?

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Keeping The Hopes Alive: The Mission To Gaza

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Timeless Classics For Hari Raya

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10 Body Parts You Could Do Without

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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.