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Ecologic Aircraft concept is part airship, part plane

This whimsical idea for an all-electric craft looks neat, but would it fly?

By Feb. 6, 2013


Aeroscraft prototype airship takes flight (pictures)

Aeroscraft is the only variable buoyancy air vehicle of its kind -- the vertical takeoff and landing system requires no runways or even ground staff to oversee its landing.

8 Images By Jan. 30, 2013


Urban Airship to acquire SimpleGeo

All-stock deal for the geolocation startup is estimated to be worth $3.5 million.

By Oct. 31, 2011


Urban Airship raises $15 million

Strategic investors Verizon and Salesforce.com lead funding round for the mobile notifications provider.

By Nov. 6, 2011


Hindenburg and the dramatic end of the Airship Era (photos)

While the airship is better remembered for the fiery Hindenburg disaster of 1937 than for its many technological achievements, it was the fastest and most comfortable way to cross the Atlantic in its day.

23 Images By May. 4, 2012


NASA Ames to host world's largest airship

In a new partnership with E-Green Technologies, the Mountain View, Calif., NASA facility will host a 235-foot-long and 65-foot-wide airship that runs on algae-based biofuel.

By Dec. 8, 2010


Thai war airship going over like a lead zeppelin

Thailand has a less than positive experience with using an airship to counter its southern insurgency.

By Aug. 19, 2011


Crowd-controlled airship to fly at Winter Games

WeBlimp conceptually places observers inside by projecting images snapped by its onboard camera onto a wall-size screen. Navigators can also control where it goes.

By Feb. 12, 2010


Goodyear unveils next-gen blimp, first in 45 years

The tire company will ply the skies with an all-new zeppelin that will go faster and be more efficient than its current blimps -- and you could name it.

By Mar. 14, 2014


When will retailers jump on the iBeacon bandwagon?

Push notification company Urban Airship hopes to make Apple's location-based system more relevant for retailers.

By Feb. 26, 2014