Carbon 'candy floss' could help prevent energy blackouts
(Phys.org) —Ultra-light, high performance electrical wiring, made from carbon instead of copper, has been developed in a usable form for the first time.
Solar-powered plane to make first cross-US flight (Update)
An innovative solar-powered aircraft is set to launch Friday from California on a flight across the United States, the first of its kind aiming to showcase what is possible without fossil fuels.
Japan pedal power aims for human flight record
A team in Japan are hoping pedal-power will beat the world record for a human-propelled plane—in a flying machine made from polystyrene, they said Monday.
Air France to power planes with cooking oil
In a giant nod to the growing recycled fuel industry, Air France-KLM has announced that it will start flying planes in September using a blend of kerosene and used cooking oil. More than 200 flights between Paris and Amsterdam ...
Solar-powered plane makes successful maiden flight
(AP) -- At the pace of a fast bicycle, a solar-powered plane took to the skies for its maiden flight Wednesday, passing an important test on the way to a historic voyage around the world - a journey that ...
Flying Telescope Passes Key Test
Most astronomers wouldn't dream of opening their observatory's doors in 100 mph winds. Yet NASA's new SOFIA telescope recently flew in an airplane at 250 mph with doors wide open.
KLM flies world's first 'passenger flight on biofuel'
A Boeing 747, one of four engines powered by a 50-percent biokerosene mix, circled the Netherlands for an hour on Monday for what airline KLM called the world's first passenger flight using biofuel.
Airborne observatory records outer space in unprecedented detail
(Phys.org) —Soaring at 41,000 feet in the air, a team of Ithaca College physics students and a professor recently took photos from a flying observatory to help discover what makes up our universe.
Investigators stand by TWA Flight 800 explosion theory
US aviation investigators stood by their verdict that a fuel tank explosion brought down TWA Flight 800 in 1996, ahead of a documentary that revives speculation of a missile hit.
What's it like to fly a plane with shuttle on top?
(AP)—It's the ultimate piggyback ride: A space shuttle perched atop a Boeing 747 as the pair crisscrosses the country.
Weather woes again delay US space shuttle transfer
Bad weather has for a second time forced authorities to delay the transfer of the space shuttle Endeavour from Florida to California, with the move now set for later this week, NASA said Tuesday.
Weather woes delay space shuttle Endeavour's transfer
Bad weather is delaying the transfer of the shuttle Endeavour from Florida to California where it will be put on show, the US space agency said.
Space shuttle Discovery lands at new museum home
(AP) -- The space shuttle Discovery went out in high-flying style.
Space Shuttle Discovery headed to the Smithsonian
(AP) -- The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is preparing to welcome the space shuttle Discovery into its collection.