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Microsoft Flight now available for free

02/29/2012, Right now, we are live blogging the Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview event at Mobile World Congress that is happening in Barcelona, Spain, but that does not mean news on other items will come to a trickle. No sir, Microsoft has decided to go ahead and...

Icarus revisited

01/30/2012, Humans must have looked up at the birds of yore, and wished that they, too, could one day traverse the skies. Fast forward to the 21st century and you have all sorts of machinations and contraptions that can ferry a large number of humans from one place...

Evolution Neck Pillow makes sleeping on flights comfortable

07/25/2011, We’ve had quite a number of crazy pillows featured on this site before, from the long distance relationship pillow, to the pillow tie, and of course who could ever forget the ostrich pillow? Well now we have a new addition to the list, though...

Solar Impulse airplane takes to the international skies

05/02/2011, In an ongoing effort to make the world a greener place, everybody is either going electric, solar or some other form of renewable energy. While we’ve had quite a number of such cars, vehicles such as airplanes are rarely in the spotlight for...

AutoGyro Cavalon gyrocopter lets you take to the skies for $94,276

04/20/2011, If airplanes aren’t really your thing, you might prefer to take to the skies in a gyrocopter instead. AutoGyro will be unveiling their latest gyrocopter at the Aero Friedrichshafen this week. In case you didn’t know what a gyrocopter is, it is...

FlyNano plane lets you fly without a license

04/15/2011, If you want to have a go at piloting a plane but can’t be bothered to sit through flying lessons (or your flying license has been suspended) there is a way for you to be in the driver’s seat in midair. A Finnish aeronautical engineer, Aki...

NASA announces where space shuttles go to rest

04/12/2011, In a ceremony held at the Kennedy Space Center today, NASA’s Administrator Charlie Bolden announced where all the space shuttles that have taken their final flights will go to rest. In addition to announcing the resting places of the shuttles, they...

Festo SmartBird can be mistaken for the real thing

03/24/2011, The folks over at Festo studied the flight of birds and managed to recreate its movement with their latest robot bird. Called the SmartBird, it can be easily mistaken for a real bird when observed from a distance. Its wing movements and flight motion are...

Boeing 747-8 lands its first flight successfully

03/22/2011, Over the weekend, Boeing’s latest jumbo jet, the 747-8 took to the skies for its first ever flight. It left Everett, Washington; accompanied by two Lockheed T-33 chase planes and landed at Boeing Field, Seattle after travelling in the skies for 4...

Bing helps you look for the cheapest flights

02/28/2011, Microsoft’s Bing search engine seems to be in the spotlight a lot recently, but now it’s more for their improvements instead of accused search results thievery – which is a good thing. A new feature called Autosuggest Flight Prices has just...

Gas turbine jetpack looks too hot to use

01/19/2011, Ever dreamed of touching the sky? I’m sure you’re not the only one. A German inventor spent hours of his life working on this crazy looking gas turbine jetpack he calls “The Monocopter”. This device looks like bad news and...

FAA-conforming HondaJet completes maiden flight

12/28/2010, Could we be flying to distant locations in a Honda jet in the future? We certainly seem to be moving in that direction as the first FAA-conforming HA-420 HondaJet has successfully completed its maiden flight, signaling the start of flight-testing to...

Swarming MAVs Form A Quick Aerial Network

09/09/2010, Deploying a network in a disaster area isn’t the easiest thing to do, but the SMAVNET project might go a long way to making the job a lot easier. The system utilizes swarms of micro air vehicles (MAVs) that rely on intelligent algorithms that are...