hovercraft : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines
- Experimental military and civilian hovercraft skim along waterways and across marshes in Britain.
- Ginger was a hydrogen-powered hovercraft.
- It's like a trip through a rain forest on a hovercraft.
News & Articles
- Mars: Dry ice 'hovercraft' sled down sand dunes
KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com Dry ice "hovercraft" are responsible for the linear gullies found on Martian sand dunes, according to NASA.
June 12, 2013 - UPI
- Gullies on Mars' dunes may have been formed by dry ice
PASADENA, Calif., June 12 (UPI) -- Marks on Martian dunes may be tracks from hunks of dry ice that may have slid down the dunes similarly to a hovercraft, U.S. space researchers said.
June 12, 2013 - UPI
- Martian Dunes Show Signs Of Sledding Dry Ice
[ Watch the Video: Dry Ice Moves on Mars ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hunks of dry ice – carbon dioxide – may glide down Martian sand dunes like miniature hovercraft, riding on cushions of gas and plowing furrows as they go, according to new research from NASA. The research team suggests that this process could explain an enigmatic class of gullies seen on Martian sand ...
June 12, 2013 - redOrbit
- Brian Souter in Scotsman
Brian Souter, Stagecoach Group Chief Executive, said: "This is a major milestone in the development of an environmentally sustainable cross-Forth link. We now have compelling evidence of a clear business case for a permanent hovercraft service. The...
- Paul Moller in Melbourne Herald Sun
Company founder Dr Paul Moller said the craft was "the ultimate off-road vehicle" because it can travel over any surface. "It's not a hovercraft, although its operation is just as easy. You can speed over rocks, swampland, fences, or...
- Bidhu Jha in Winnipeg Free Press
I'm very pleased to see these high school students build a working hovercraft. These are future builders of our industries and leaders of innovative businesses,said Jha, whose interest in design stems from his background as a mechanical engineer.