transport
TfL has USB for DLR

The Docklands Light Railway, London's roomiest, monorail-iest and best train line by miles, is getting an upgrade. Transport for London is investing in 43 new trains for the line, which will come with air conditioning and USB sockets for executives to charge their iPhones on the way back home. Read More >>

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DLR Strike: East London Chaos as Thousands Struggle to Reach the ExCeL for WTM

The world’s ending. Okay, maybe not quite yet, but try convincing East London commuters otherwise this morning. The DLR isn’t running. Read More >>

transport
DLR Strike Next Week: East London Transport Service Down From Monday to Wednesday

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will go on strike next week, in protest against what they see as ‘aggressive’ tactics from DLR operator KeolisAmey. Staff will walk out at 4am on 2 November, returning to work 48 hours later. Read More >>

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Laser-Equipped Planes Detect Turbulence Before Passengers Get Jostled

Rough weather caused by clouds and storms is easy for pilots and ground crews to spot and avoid when planning a flight route. But even perfectly clear skies can be full of invisible pockets of CAT—or clear-air turbulence—that are now easier to spot and predict thanks to a European laser-based detection system known as DELICAT. Read More >>

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Europe’s Newest Vacuum Tunnel Simulates Space with Cryogenic Walls

Before they're strapped onto rockets for a mission to Mars, ion engines, like NASA's VASIMR project need to be tested—here at the STG-ET chamber at the German Aerospace Agency (DLR), one of the most advanced vacuum chambers on the planet. Read More >>