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Mar 28, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
The limits of technology are conflicting with human expectations in the hunt for Malaysian Airlines flight 370.
Mar 19, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Eric Niiler
A new type of radar uses photons and could carry more information about an object.
Nov 4, 2013 01:38 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
According to Lockheed Martin, speed is the new stealth. Continue reading →
May 11, 2012 11:00 AM ET // Alexander Davies
In the early 1480s, Leonardo da Vinci drew up plans for what we now recognize as a helicopter, to be powered by four men turning cranks. Today, Neal Saiki is trying to revive the idea of human-powered vertical flight, and he's a lot closer to taking off than da Vinci ever was. Saiki is the man [...]
Feb 16, 2012 01:07 AM ET // Erik Trinidad
Ever drive down a long, dark highway in the middle of the night, only to space out and almost be hypnotized by monotony into a state of drowsiness? My father always taught me to keep looking around when driving, and not just down the road in front of me, in order to keep my mind [...]
Jan 7, 2012 10:08 PM ET // Alice Truong
We give the TSA a lot of flack for its screening process. But after the agency recently unveiled its top 10 catches of 2011, we can feel safer knowing our planes are gun-, knife-, explosive- and snake-free. "Some are dangerous, some simply look dangerous and can cause major delays, and others are j...
Jan 24, 2012 05:19 PM ET // Alexander Davies
When it comes to the future of flight, it's hard to keep the human imagination in check- and there's no reason to try. The next great innovation may come from tech company Oliver VTOL in the rather bizarre form of a helicopter-airplane hybrid: the Hexplane. VTOL stands for vertical take-off and lan...
Jul 20, 2012 03:15 PM ET // Alexander Davies
For most people, the first time they fly a new airplane is an occasion for caution. For Chip Yates, it was a chance to set a new world record, which he did, setting the all time high speed for an electric plane, at 202.6 mph. Yates, who also holds the record for fastest run on [...]
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