Future air passengers may get unique, windowless view
New approach assembles big structures from small interlocking pieces
MIT researchers have developed a lightweight structure whose tiny blocks can be snapped together much like the bricks of a child's construction toy. The new material, the researchers say, could revolutionize ...
Researchers measure Brazil nut effect in reduced gravity
Physics duo create first knotted vortex in a fluid (w/ video)
Fluorescent nanotube coating can detect strain
A new type of paint made with carbon nanotubes at Rice University can help detect strain in buildings, bridges and airplanes.
Have we reached peak travel?
A plane that lands like a bird (w/ Video)
Everyone knows what it's like for an airplane to land: the slow maneuvering into an approach pattern, the long descent, and the brakes slamming on as soon as the plane touches down, which seems to just barely ...
Dyson Unveils His Bladeless Fan (w/ Videos)
Scientists making progress on self-repairing aircraft parts
Security expert said he accessed plane controls mid-flight (Update)
A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was ...
Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights
A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.
Passengers boarding airplanes—we're doing it wrong
'Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we're going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured. There's stressful security, the madding crowd and the ...
NASA tests revolutionary shape changing aircraft flap for the first time
(Phys.org) —NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that ...