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V-22 Osprey angles toward aerial tanker jobs

Some days, an aircraft wants to be more than just a troop transport. The Bell Boeing V-22 program is now trying out the tilt-rotor Osprey to see how it might fare as a flying gas station.

By September 5, 2013

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Virtual buoys may stop ships from crashing in fog

Coast Guard tests electronic navigation aids that could help mariners navigate even the lowest-visibility conditions.

By May 24, 2014

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The P-8A Poseidon adventure begins for the Navy

There's a new sub-hunter in town: the US Navy's P-8A Poseidon, just now taking to the air to replace the venerable P-3C Orion. And soon it'll have a drone deputy.

By March 2, 2014

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Trucker said viewing women on Facebook at time of fatal crash

A fuel tanker driver in Arizona is allegedly so distracted by his cell phone that he loses control of his vehicle. Police have released dashcam video in an attempt to prove their case.

By November 3, 2013

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Fill 'er up, flyboy: Sky-high refueling, from biplane to B-2

Ninety years ago, a handful of aviators tried out a novel idea: running a gasoline hose from one biplane to another. Higher-tech adaptations of that maneuver keep 21st century aircraft going and going and...

By August 25, 2013

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Facebook post about hungry child gets school bus driver fired

A Georgia school bus driver is so upset when a 6th-grader tells him that he was 40 cents short for lunch, and therefore hungry, that he posts about it online. Naturally, the curse of Facebook strikes again.

By June 5, 2013

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New Silicon Valley in the Andes: Promise and paradox

special report In the second installment of a four-part series, Crave's Eric Mack delves into the ways Ecuador's ambitious "City of Knowledge" could change Latin America -- and the wider tech world.

By March 27, 2013

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Boeing's $30 billion tanker win: No flak from EADS

The European aircraft company says it won't contest the Pentagon's decision to award the hotly contested and very lucrative KC-46A tanker contract to Boeing.

By March 4, 2011

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Boeing NewGen Tanker wins USAF dogfight (images)

In a decision that's been a decade and at least two major reversals in the making, the U.S. Air Force awards Boeing a $30 billion contract to build the new KC-46A.

21 Images By February 25, 2011

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NASA's futuristic X-48C hybrid wing-body plane takes flight

The design, which is thought to be highly fuel efficient and offer longer range, could someday become the universal standard. But first comes several more years of tests.

By August 7, 2012