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Laser pointer attacks on airplanes skyrocketing

The number of incidents of people hitting airplanes with laser pointers is up 1,100 percent since 2005, according to a study.

By Oct. 21, 2013

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Gadgets, airplanes, and you: What's up with the FAA rules

The FAA now says that it's fine and dandy for airline passengers to use their electronic devices in all phases of flight, including takeoff and landing. Here's how the rule change could affect your future flights.

By Oct. 31, 2013

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Lego machine makes, launches paper airplanes

Up to 7,000 bricks went into this fully automated plane factory. Too bad it's too big to bring to class.

By Mar. 13, 2013

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Airplanes and more airplanes in Tucson

At two facilities in this desert city, there are nearly 5,000 planes parked and awaiting visitors.

By Jul. 25, 2007

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In Singapore, even airplanes can have paparazzi

Singapore's airport offers a good look at the super-jumbo Airbus A380. You can also check out an unofficial Apple store, try out Microsoft's Kinect, and watch koi swim. What a way to spend 18 hours.

By Jan. 14, 2011

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Personal, 'green' airplanes propel forward

As orders are taken for the world's first two-seater electric aircraft, advocates of personal air travel envision an era of clean skies and zippy commutes by air.

By Apr. 30, 2008

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Smartphone-controlled paper airplane kit conquers the skies

Fly the friendly skies with a hot-rod paper airplane kitted out with a propeller, rudder, and iOS app.

By Nov. 26, 2013

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Southwest Airlines offers Wi-Fi service from gate to gate

No need to wait till the aircraft reaches 10,000 feet. Southwest's use of a satellite Internet system means passengers can connect as soon as they board, and stay connected.

By Nov. 20, 2013

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FCC considers lifting cell phone ban on planes

The U.S. agency that regulates the nation's communications networks said it will seek public comment on a proposal that will allow people to make phone calls and use mobile data in-flight.

By Nov. 21, 2013

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Pi Day celebrations kick off with a 'pi in the sky'

Skywriting airplanes take to Austin's skies to attempt the impossible: spell out the infinite sequence of pi.

By Mar. 13, 2014