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Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone

An Amazon video shows a "hybrid" drone accepting a small package into its fuselage and then ascending like a helicopter before flying more like an airplane.

By November 29, 2015


Flying the dream: Martin Aircraft puts jetpack joyrides within reach

From the James Bond jet belt to a "Jetsons"-inspired "motorbike in the sky," one New Zealand company is bringing the dream of jetpack travel to reality -- and thanks to a significant new investment, it could be here sooner than you think.

By February 23, 2015


Ancient Indian aircraft on agenda of major science conference

Indian Vedic myths tell of ancient pilots flying craft around the world and out of this world. But some think the myths were true, and that modern science has it all wrong.

By January 2, 2015


NASA tries to rattle people in its sonic-boom room

The space agency wants to bring back supersonic jet travel over land. The first step? Finding out how much boom people on the ground can handle.

By November 24, 2015


Pilot claims drone almost hit passenger aircraft

A report from the UK's Airprox Board says that the co-pilot of an AT72 flying near London had a near-miss with a quadcopter at its right wing.

By October 26, 2014


US Navy crew remakes 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer

Ahoy BB-8! The crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower shows off its Jedi pride by spoofing the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer in "Sea Wars: The Ike Awakens."

By November 22, 2015


FAA drone task force recommends registration for pilots, not individual drones

If the FAA accepts the task force recommendations, registration will be mandatory prior to the operation of any UAS weighing more than half a pound.

By November 23, 2015


See a guy in a jetpack float around the Statue of Liberty

Test pilot and entrepreneur David Mayman moves like James Bond and takes his company's JB-9 jetpack for an impressive spin out over New York Harbor.

By November 9, 2015


Optimistic futurism: The designers building the world of tomorrow

Whether it's the first cordless kettle or a spacecraft for civilians, UK design company Seymourpowell has long created inventions on "the edge of the future." But how do you design a world that doesn't exist yet?

By November 9, 2015


Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

US startup Bolt Threads reckons it has one-upped spiders to unlock the incredible potential of synthetic silk.

By November 7, 2015