The limits of technology are conflicting with human expectations in the hunt for Malaysian Airlines flight 370.
A new type of radar uses photons and could carry more information about an object.
According to Lockheed Martin, speed is the new stealth. Continue reading â†’
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 [...]
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 [...]
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...
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...
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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