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While the Jetsons lived in the far-off year 2062, one aspect of their futuristic world will become a reality next year: flying cars!

We previously reported on the Transition, the two-seater drivable aircraft that the Massachusetts company Terrafugia has been developing over the past four years.

The Federal Aviation Administration recently approved the vehicle, and the company expects it to be available by the end of 2011.

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Engenius footprint expands

Engenius footprint expands

The Engenius team is proud to announce collaborations with the University of Johannesburg to develop a new workshop kit which will be based... Read more

Gautrain – a historical engineering landmark for SA like no other

Gautrain – a historical engineering landmark for SA like no other

2010 will always remain as one of the most exciting years in the history of South Africa and more specifically Gauteng. The most... Read more

Joule – breaking new engineering frontiers for SA

Joule – breaking new engineering frontiers for SA

Joule is Africa’s first battery electric engineering masterpiece from Optimal Energy. The car is as beautiful and elegant as it is stylish with... Read more

UJ Solar car sets the trend

UJ Solar car sets the trend

According to the website (http://www.ujsolar.co.za/): “a group of undergraduate students (2011) at the University of Johannesburg has taken on the challenge of producing... Read more

Flying Car Approved and Ready for Takeoff

Flying Car Approved and Ready for Takeoff

   Flying Car Approved and Ready for Takeoff While the Jetsons lived in the far-off year 2062, one aspect of their futuristic world will become... Read more

Bloodhound SSC

Bloodhound SSC

Discover it > Transport > Bloodhound SSC   Bloodhound SSC Welcome to the BLOODHOUND Project, the engineering adventure for the 21st century. The United Kingdom has long... Read more

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