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.
'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.
Quarter-mile-wide asteroid coming close to Earth
(AP) -- An asteroid bigger than an aircraft carrier will dart between the Earth and moon on Tuesday - the closest encounter by such a huge rock in 35 years.
The 70 kilo single person plane
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.
Pterosaur-inspired aircraft makes sharper turns
Stanford Lab developing new kinds of robot aircraft (w/ Video)
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.
Metals for a new era
Cars that change colour at the push of a button; metals that strengthen with use; buildings that harness energy from the wind... research into designing structural materials that are both responsive and functional ...
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life and reduce fuel consumption
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. In tests, this increased the service life of the coating ...
Review: Phantom quadcopter a fun consumer drone
Unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, are revolutionizing warfare. Now, some of that technology is coming home from the war, to amuse us and give us an aerial perspective on our surroundings.
Researchers build the world's smallest autopilot for micro aircraft (w/ Video)
Researcher Bart Remes and his team of the Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory at the TU Delft faculty of Aerospace Engineering have designed, built and tested the world's smallest open source autopilot for small ...
Swiss solar aircraft makes first international flight (Update 2)
Pioneering Swiss solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse ambled over Europe into Belgium on Friday on its first international flight, with the pilot reporting that everything was running smoothly.