Author Ben Sampson

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Ben has worked all of his career as a journalist and now editor, covering almost all aspects of technology, engineering and industry. In the last 16 years he has written on subjects from nuclear submarines and autonomous cars to future design and manufacturing technologies and commercial aviation. Latterly editor of a leading engineering magazine, he brings an eye for a great story and lots of experience to the team.

Aerion AS2

Supersonic testing: Boom or bust?

Engineers are preparing to flight test supersonic aircraft designs that could see commercial supersonic aviation in our skies for the first time in decades

hush house

Testing the world’s most powerful jet engines

This three minute documentary reveals how the US Air Force’s engineers and technicians test the jet engines used by its fighter jets, including a behind the scenes look in a “Hush House”

Raptor aircraft

Building an open source aircraft

Watch startup Raptor Aircraft build the first prototype of its kit aircraft, which it plans to offer at cost price with an open source design

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