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How poison dart frogs could de-ice airplane wings

Poison dart frogs can kill predators with super-toxic venom released through their skin. They can also inspire a system to keep airplane wings ice free.

By March 25, 2015

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Solar airplane soars to start first-ever round-the-world trip

The Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Abu Dhabi on the first leg of an attempted 20,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe -- an unprecedented journey for a sun-powered craft.

By March 9, 2015

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MacBook falls 1,000 feet from airplane, survives the landing

A MacBook Air takes its name too literally when it accidentally launches from an airplane in flight, dives all the way to ground and emerges functioning, though a little roughed up.

By February 12, 2015

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Forget hybrid cars, hybrid airplanes are the next big thing

Researchers from Cambridge University have teamed up with Boeing to build and successfully test the world's first hybrid airplane engine.

By January 20, 2015

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Sir Patrick Stewart is everyone you hate on an airplane

On "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Sir Patrick Stewart impersonates everyone you hate sitting next to on a plane, according to an Expedia study.

By January 14, 2015

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A tool for creating crazy paper airplane designs (pictures)

Pteromys, from Autodesk Research, is a tool that uses science and complex computation to make nearly any-user designed paper airplane fly.

10 Images By August 9, 2014

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Can an armadillo paper airplane fly? Autodesk says yes

Autodesk researchers have developed a Pteromys, a tool that lets anyone design a paper airplane that will fly, no matter how outlandish.

By August 9, 2014

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Hack an airplane? Researchers reveal new security concerns

Upcoming hacking conferences shine a light on the state of cybersecurity. Researchers will present hacking risks with USB drives and fitness trackers, and aircraft systems via in-flight Wi-Fi.

By August 4, 2014

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Hack an airplane? Researchers reveal new security concerns

Upcoming hacking conferences shine a light on the state of cybersecurity. Researchers will present hacking risks with USB drives and fitness trackers, and aircraft systems via in-flight Wi-Fi.

By August 4, 2014

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The great Boeing metal-airplane shop (pictures)

Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kan. manufactures both composite and aluminum fuselage sections for Boeing jets. Today, CNET Road Trip takes a look at the metal side of the shop.

21 Images By July 26, 2014