UK design and engineering company Reaction Engines has hit the headlines this week with proposals for Lapcat, a hypersonic plane that could fly to Australia from Europe in less than five hours. According to Reaction technical director Richard Varvill, the project will undergo the second phase of feasibility studies later this year. With mooted speeds of up to 4800kph, Lapcat has a 25 per cent chance of entering commercial use, he says.
From books and talks to the virtual version of a blockbuster exhibition, there’s plenty to see and do in the lead-up to Christmas.
The new twice-annual journal of film and visual culture takes some aesthetic cues from academia, while flipping others completely, according to its designer.
Whether you want to furnish the design lover in your life’s home, or encourage your studio Secret Santa to eat bugs, we’ve got you covered.
Research into the UK’s craft economy from UCA highlights economic growth and a rise in online opportunities but also gaps in support for makers.