Smog and fog ground hundreds of Beijing flights
More than 400 flights to and from Beijing airport, including around 35 international services, were cancelled or delayed on Saturday due to thick fog and strong air pollution covering the city.
Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use some of their own
Tomorrow's aircraft could contribute to their power needs by harnessing energy from the wheel rotation of their landing gear to generate electricity.
Study establishes importance of tracking diseases associated with illegal wildlife trade
An article released today in PLoS ONE entitled, Zoonotic Viruses Associated with Illegally Imported Wildlife Products, from a collaborative study led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), identified ev ...
Researchers develop solar-powered runway anti-icing system
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas are developing an anti-icing system that could make airport runways safer and less expensive to maintain during winter months. The approach ...
NASA signs over shuttle title to California museum
(AP) -- NASA has transferred ownership of the retired space shuttle Endeavour to a California museum.
Nepal capital tops quake risk list
With rescue work still under way in Nepal after the deadly earthquake in the Himalayas, scientists have warned that the capital Kathmandu is a high-risk city unprepared for the next "Big One".
Security first: When a footstep is like a fingerprint
How a bare foot strikes the ground as one walks reveals your identity almost as well as a fingerprint, according to a study released Wednesday.
Paris airport tests 'virtual' boarding agents
An airport in France is experimenting with "virtual" boarding agents in a bid to jazz up its terminals with 21st century avatars who always smile, don't need breaks and never go on strike.
Atlanta runs world's most fiscally efficient airport, Guangzhou boosts efficiency: research
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), one of the world's busiest international airports is also the most fiscally efficient, says an aviation think-tank based at the University of British Columbia's Sauder ...
Internet outage delays American flights at JFK
(AP) -- American Airlines says an Internet outage shut down its reservation system at New York's Kennedy airport and delayed flights for about an hour.
New software to end 'naked' airport scans
In the face of an outcry over so-called "naked" body scans at airports, US authorities on Wednesday announced plans for a new scanning system that eliminates "passenger-specific images."
Research outlines math framework that could help convert 'junk' energy into useful power
A University at Buffalo-led research team has developed a mathematical framework that could one day form the basis of technologies that turn road vibrations, airport runway noise and other "junk" energy into ...
Swiss solar plane returns after European flights
Swiss solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse returned to Switzerland Sunday from Paris' Le Bourget airport, where it been on show, the plane's team said.
More flights halted by ash from Chilean volcano
(AP) -- The cloud of ash spewing from Chile's erupting volcano has grounded more flights in countries from Uruguay to Australia and is threatening to delay next month's start of the Copa America football t ...