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Air travel and climate: A potential new feedback?

Global air travel contributes around 3.5 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions behind/driving anthropogenic climate change, according to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But what impact does a warming planet ...

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 bring it to ...

Doing More with Your Cell Phone

(PhysOrg.com) -- As technology shrinks, and as it becomes possible to unplug and still conduct all of your business from a hand-held device, we demand more convenience. And there are two entities leading the way in developing ...

Faced with global warming, aviation aims to turn green

Will we someday be able to fly without the guilt of causing environmental damage? A handful of firms and regulators hope that the electric revolution in cars will also take to the skies, helping the industry cope with an ...

NASA study confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth's environment.

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Airliner

An airliner is a large fixed-wing aircraft for transporting passengers and cargo. Such aircraft are operated by airlines. Although the definition of an airliner can vary from country to country, an airliner is typically defined as an aircraft intended for carrying multiple passengers in commercial service.

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