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Airbus' A350 XWB makes its first flight

With thousands of aviation enthusiasts on hand, Airbus' newest airplane -- and its response to Boeing's Dreamliner -- took off on its first flight this morning in France.

By Jun. 14, 2013

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Virgin Galactic aircraft cruises to supersonic speeds

The commercial spaceline, co-owned by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group, just pushed its flagship aircraft higher and faster than ever before in a second rocket-powered flight.

By Sep. 5, 2013

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Boeing rolls out 787-9 Dreamliner

Company clears big hurdle with more advanced version of its touted aircraft after year marked by several mechanical issues.

By Aug. 25, 2013

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All the Doctors from 'Doctor Who' in one face composite

Get ready for the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary celebration by mooshing all of the doctors into one super-Doctor.

By Nov. 18, 2013

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E-whiskers put sensitive catlike sensors on robots

Berkeley researchers have created flexible sensors that mimic a cat's whiskers from elastic fibers, nanotubes, and nanoparticles. Science: making robots cuter as well as more useful.

By Jan. 22, 2014

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Airbus A350 XWB to make first flight Friday

The inaugural flight of Airbus' highly fuel-efficient plane, made with a majority of composite materials, likely means an appearance at the Paris Air Show.

By Jun. 12, 2013

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Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner makes maiden test flight

The larger version of the company's original 787-8 jetliner completes 5-hour test flight, hitting 288 mph and an altitude of 20,400 feet.

By Sep. 17, 2013

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Google modernizes Octane JavaScript speed test

The new benchmark is designed to catch a new class of browser performance problems -- and perhaps to curry favor with rival browser makers.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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Landsat watches over the Earth, documenting 28 years of change

Collections of Landsat satellite imagery captured over 28 years, combined with Google Earth images, show the changing landscape of life on Earth.

By May. 9, 2013

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SpaceShipTwo fires rocket engine in supersonic flight

The space plane hits Mach 1.2 as Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sees "full space flight" by the end of 2013.

By Apr. 29, 2013