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Planes Could Be New Weather Sensors

06/25/2014, Being efficient is about maximizing what you have at the moment, doing it right within the shortest time possible, although being efficient might not necessarily be the best course of action when it comes to relationships. Having said that, commercial...

FAA Dismisses Claims An Android App’s Ability To Takeover A Plane

04/12/2013, We reported on a story where a hacker claimed to have created an Android application that would be able to completely take over an aircraft. Hugo Teso, who is a security consultant and ex-commercial pilot, says his application would be able to make an...

Commercial jet plane crashed as an experiment

11/05/2012, Whenever we watch those high octane movies that have plenty of guns, grenades and explosions where the hero seems to be invincible to all the shrapnel that is flying around, nary suffering from so much as a scratch, there are moments when vehicles ram...

Engineers create first ever air-to-ground quantum network

09/17/2012, Quantum cryptography is held to be one of the most secure methods of encrypting data. This is because if a quantum-encrypted data is intercepted to be read or altered, it changes and the interception is immediately detectable. Scientists have long been...

Climate-Controlled Airline Seats On Their Way

09/04/2012, Ever felt too cold during a flight? Or too hot, for that matter? Researchers are now working to devise a solution to tackle that. Work is being done at Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics to create such airline seats which could provide the...

Man arrested for refusing to turn off phone in plane

09/07/2011, Ever since 9/11 reshaped the way aviation security was conducted, there has been many, many more restrictions, making air travel a whole lot more troublesome than before. You now cannot carry liquids more than 100ml, you’ll have to ditch that water...

Google teams up with NASA and CAFE for the Green Flight Challenge

08/05/2011, Remember the Elektra One, the electricity-powered plane that PC-Aero developed for NASA and CAFE’s Green Flight Challenge? Well, it has just been announced that Google will be joining NASA and CAFE in sponsoring the Green Flight Challenge. The...

Acturus: the tiny drone plane capable of not so tiny destruction

05/20/2011, The folks over at the Acturus company recently built a new tiny spy plane drone, called Acturus, that’s the unmanned equivalent of a compact car. It features a wingspan of a bit over 17 feet and weighs only 100-pounds. While Acturus’ primary...

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...

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...

Elektra One: the electricity-powered plane

03/29/2011, In the future, our airplanes might not need gas to fly anymore. For NASA’s CAFE Green Flight Challenge, PC-Aero recently came up with a prototype plane, the Elektra One; that runs completely on electricity. Powered by batteries, the single seater...

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...

FedEx Dreams Of A Robotic Plane Fleet In The Future

07/27/2010, While we’re busy thinking of having robots fetch us beer at home, FedEX CEO Fred Smith is already envisioning a future where unmanned flying drones will be able to deliver packages to consumers, instead of being limited to military duties only. In...