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Testing airline safety with the help of a fake ash cloud

Engineers from easyJet and Airbus create an artificial ash cloud to test a sensor that could help avoid massive airspace closures after a volcanic eruption.

By November 14, 2013


Leap Motion controllers to ship in mid-May for $80

The innovative gesture-control system includes software and hardware. The company will launch Airspace, its app store, in mid-May as well.

By February 27, 2013


Northrop Grumman Firebird UAV lets pilots ride too

Northrop Grumman's Firebird can be flown manned or unmanned, which may allow it to use civil airspace.

By May 9, 2011


Tribal trouble for cell phone signals?

Canadian tribes want a fee for cell phone transmissions passing through their airspace.

By May 31, 2007


NASA aims for air traffic control system for commercial drones

Agency seeks partners for a multi-year project to develop a protocol the FAA can implement for the safe commercial use of drones in the U.S.

By September 11, 2014


Photos: The zeppelin flies again

It's been seven decades since a zeppelin lifted aloft in U.S. airspace. Now one is set to call the San Francisco Bay Area home.

By October 23, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 689: Mousetronauts

Please, someone, make a Mousetronauts show. We're begging you. In other news, cell phones on airplanes appear to be coming to European airspace near you.

By March 26, 2008


OutlookDeck brings Twitter concepts to e-mail

E-mail, Twitter, and Facebook all want your constant attention. Here's how to give it to them without losing your mind. It's all about filtering your social airspace.

By April 14, 2009


California bill would ban police drone spying without warrant

The bill, which is now on the governor's desk, pits privacy advocates against law enforcement interests in managing the emerging technology.

By September 12, 2014


New York Times app adopts Leap Motion gesture control

Users navigate stories via hand gestures, such as a circular motion to scroll up and down and tapping to flip a story card from the preview to the full story.

By July 18, 2013