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human-powered helicopters

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Human-powered helicopter finally takes Sikorsky Prize

For the first time since its introduction in 1980, the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize for a human-powered helicopter flight has actually been awarded.

By July 11, 2013

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Human-powered helicopter gets off the ground

Engines are overrated. The Gamera human-powered helicopter managed its first flight with a record-setting attempt at the University of Maryland.

By May 17, 2011

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How the helicopters of the future are shaping up

The Pentagon is looking ahead several decades toward future fleets of rotorcraft -- and working now to lay the plans for getting there.

By October 6, 2013

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NASA drops a helicopter on purpose, for science

NASA conducts a dramatic test of new helicopter safety equipment by dropping a fuselage full of dummies and capturing it all on video.

By August 29, 2013

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Roswell rumor offers boon day for FBI Web site traffic

Brit papers set off frenzy with report of document confirming cover-up of Roswell aliens finding. FBI says: Not so fast.

By April 11, 2011

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Wire-crawling robots could inspect power lines

Bots developed at the Electric Power Research Institute will crawl along power lines to check for defects. But they look a little too much like UFOs.

By June 11, 2010