'Jellyfish aircraft' takes flight (w/ Videos)
Inspired by nature and by the aviation pioneers of the early 20th century, scientists in the United States said Wednesday they had built the world's first jellyfish aircraft.
What a black box can tell us about missing flight MH370
As the search continues for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane it's probable that answers surrounding the mystery of flight MH370 will not be available until the recorders are recovered. ...
Birds fly in 'V' formation to save energy, study finds (Update)
The next time you see birds flying in a V, consider this: A new study says they choreograph the flapping of their wings with exquisite precision to help them on their way.
Bio-inspired unmanned aircraft capable of soaring like birds
RMIT University researchers in Melbourne, Australia, are developing bio-inspired unmanned aircraft capable of soaring like birds, boosting energy efficiency and endurance.
Birds do it—Passenger planes will fly in formation too
Stanford Lab developing new kinds of robot aircraft (w/ Video)
Not-weak knots bolster carbon fiber: New material created with graphene oxide flakes
Large flakes of graphene oxide are the essential ingredient in a new recipe for robust carbon fiber created at Rice University.
Remotely operated aircraft successfully tested as tool for measuring changes in polar ice sheets
(Phys.org) —Scientists studying the behavior of the world's ice sheets—and the future implications of ice sheet behavior for global sea-level rise—may soon have a new airborne tool that will allow radar ...
Drones delivering pizza? Not such a far-fetched idea
If someday soon it's possible to have a hot pizza delivered to your door by a drone, it may be because of work now underway on the remote and sandy shores of the Texas Gulf Coast.
Experimental Air Force aircraft goes hypersonic
An experimental unmanned aircraft developed for the U.S. Air Force has flown at more than five times the speed of sound in a test off California.
Space shuttle 'grazes' wing in final river voyage
The final frontier may be tough, but, as a damaged wingtip proves, the space shuttle Enterprise's final journey by barge through New York is no picnic.
SUGAR Volt: Boeing puts vision to work in hybrid electric aircraft
X-48 Blended Wing Body research aircraft makes 100th test flight
(Phys.org)—The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.