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chinook

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Inside the Army's CH-47F Chinook helicopter (pictures)

The latest mainstream generation of the Chinook helicopter is the CH-47F, which features major upgrades, including fully digitized flight controls.

17 Images By February 16, 2015

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New Chinooks boast autopilot features but best tech may be yet to come

A longtime military workhorse, the Chinook helicopter has undergone a tech overhaul. The newer CH-47F models can be programmed to fly and will soon be able to stream live video feeds from drones in the cockpit.

By February 14, 2015

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Digital cockpits bring Chinooks closer to flying themselves

The U.S. military has upgraded its fleet of Chinook military helicopters with some high-tech features that make them easier to fly, land and evade enemy fire. CNET'S Sumi Das show us how a new digital cockpit has turned this military copter into a smart aircraft.

By February 13, 2015

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Jet engine-powered shopping cart hits 44 mph

What may be the world's fastest shopping cart uses an engine from a helicopter to drive it down a track in an inspiring display of shopping power.

By July 12, 2013

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Swann RC helicopters get good gyrations

RC indoor helicopters have been annoying cats and crashing into expensive home electronics for years, but Swann's new line of radio-controlled choppers uses a souped-up gyro technology for better stability.

By May 2, 2011

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Drones: America's new Air Force

"60 Minutes" reports on the increasing use of Predators and other UAVs in the battlefield--piloted from an airbase in Nevada.

By May 11, 2009

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Canadian computer Chinook solves checkers

Barring any mistakes, game of checkers will always end in a draw

By July 20, 2007

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Boeing touts heli-blimp for heavy lifting

When it's airworthy, the JHL-40 will float like a balloon, tote like a helicopter, and look like something out of 1930s sci-fi.

By July 9, 2008

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Sikorsky's helicopter of the future

X2 technology could let a helicopter "cruise comfortably" at 250 knots, much faster than current production models, the company says. But when will it actually fly?

By February 26, 2008

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The price of oil

The massive oil spill in the San Francisco Bay brings home the potential for environmental damage caused by our global economy.

By November 12, 2007