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Whoa
Whoa

Start Rolling Your Blunts: NASA Is Uploading Decades of Archival Footage to YouTube

Watch a hypersonic plane go 7,000 miles per hour and more in over 500 videos of experimental aircraft pushing the limits.
Samantha Cole
7.19.17
robotic raptors
robotic raptors

Robo-Falcons Will Scare Off Actual Live Birds at the Edmonton Airport

The Canadian airport says it’s the first in the world to try something like this.
Lisa Cumming
5.10.17
Flights of Fancy
Flights of Fancy

Iran’s Stealth Fighter Is Still Fake and Not Convincing Anyone

Iran's military unveiled a new version of its homebuilt Qaher F313 fighter jet last weekend, but a drive down the runway revealed it's far from ready for flight.
David Axe
4.17.17
videos
videos

Innovation and Perseverance Were Key To The First Trans-Atlantic Solar Flight

Solar Impulse 2 succeeded in flying around the globe, but it wasn't easy.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
7.5.16
nasa
nasa

NASA's New X-Plane Is an Anyplane Prototype for the People

It's hoped the X-57 will form the basis for clean, quiet short-haul airliners.
Michael Byrne
6.29.16
Animal
Animal

Scientists Zapped Bats With Lasers Inside a Wind Tunnel to Learn How they Fly

It could lead to better drones in the future.
Kate Lunau
5.5.16
travel
travel

Should E-Cigarettes Even Be Allowed on Planes?

The Senate is considering an amendment that would ban vaping devices from all planes, even in luggage.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.12.16
video
video

The Volocopter Is Our Flying Car

The Volocopter, an aircraft designed to be as simple to fly as a car is to drive, has reached another milestone.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.8.16
DRONES
DRONES

The Number of Drones Getting Too Close to Planes Is on the Rise

The FAA released its full archive of reports. While many were not necessarily dangerous, there were some scary close calls.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.24.15
Sweden
Sweden

The Japanese Space Agency Tested a Supersonic Plane With Less Sonic Boom

Researchers in Japan want to take the boom out of a supersonic jet.
Emiko Jozuka
7.27.15
nasa
nasa

Moonshots for Planes: NASA's Got Out-There Concepts for Aviation Too

"It just might be that it's not feasible, but that's OK."
Emiko Jozuka
6.23.15
News
News

How a Buggy iPad Update Caused Widespread Flight Delays

Does paper have a place in the sky, after all?
Jordan Pearson
4.29.15