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All our failed flying machines could finally work (just not on Earth)

Many of humanity's early attempts at flight involved pedaling contraptions or flapping artificial wings. Turns out they weren't such dumb ideas after all -- in another part of the solar system.

By Apr. 16, 2014


Plane crashes, woman dies, survivor films and takes selfie

A month after a small plane crash in Hawaii, a surviving passenger shows GoPro footage and even a selfie taken during the ordeal.

By Jan. 10, 2014


Cop builds upside-down car, races at LeMons

A highway patrol officer and car enthusiast has combined two cars into a hybrid monstrosity for the 24 Hours of LeMons junk car rally.

By Aug. 16, 2013


Watch a small plane plow into an SUV -- and still land safely

In an exceptional feat of controlling a flying machine, a pilot somehow manages to land a small plane after it strikes an SUV that happened to cross the runway.

By Nov. 5, 2012


San Francisco Airport uses tech to meet runway safety standards

In order to meet a federal directive, the airport will close two runways this summer to install a special concrete material that will bring runaway aircraft quickly to a stop.

By Mar. 21, 2014


Boeing's futuristic X-48C makes final flight

The aerospace giant and NASA say the distinctive "blended wing body" design flew like a champ in low-speed tests and holds promise for quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft yet to come.

By Apr. 13, 2013


Camera lens falls from sky through roof of house

A 9-inch Canon camera lens comes flying through the roof of a house in Petaluma, Calif. Police aren't yet sure it even came from an aircraft.

By Sep. 16, 2011


Now at Sam's Club: a $2.7 million plane

Want a plane? Get the SUV and head to Sam's Club

By Nov. 7, 2006


The Mile High Bed: Yeah, baby!

The $35,000 bed is designed and fabricated from two DC-9 rear stabilizers and a C-130 inner flap.

By Aug. 14, 2008


Boeing wins $1.7 billion contract from FAA

Under the lucrative contract, Boeing will develop the Next-Generation Air Transportation System designed to improve air-traffic control.

By Jun. 4, 2010