2015 Results for

plane

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Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes

BAE Systems unveils fascinating new concept aircraft that transform, self-heal, can 3D-print UAVs, and have concentrated laser beams to disable enemy missiles.

By Jul. 9, 2014

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Watch two planes almost collide on runway

A Russian pilot has to abort landing as an Argentinian plane wanders across the runway at Barcelona airport. How can this happen?

By Jul. 7, 2014

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How the Air Force hardens planes against signal leakage (pictures)

At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, the 24th Air Force makes sure communications on each plane the service flies are safe are safe from eavesdroppers. CNET Road Trip 2014 listened in.

11 Images By Jun. 30, 2014

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'Mind pilots' steer plane sim with thoughts alone

Seven test pilots demonstrate an X-Men-like ability to steer an airplane through a flight simulation with surprising accuracy.

By May. 27, 2014

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Plane almost hit drone in midair, says FAA

In the skies over Florida, the FAA says, a US Airways flight, just 2,300 feet from the ground, narrowly avoids a drone.

By May. 10, 2014

Editors' Take

2012 Bentley Mulsanne

CNET takes on the onerous job of driving and riding in the 2012 Bentley Mulsanne, a flagship sedan with iPads for the rear-seat passengers.

Nov. 2, 2012

MSRP: $285,000.00

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Plane's engine catches fire, passenger films it (naturally)

The engine of a BAe-146 jet flying in Australia starts spouting flames soon after takeoff. Who wouldn't want to get some footage of that?

By Apr. 30, 2014

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The cutting-edge tech behind the hunt for lost WWII planes

For years, the BentProp Project has searched the seas off Palau for missing planes shot down by the Japanese. Now the group has access to the latest oceanographic technology, which it used to find two aircraft lost for 70 years.

By Apr. 20, 2014

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Underwater robots helping find missing WWII planes, airmen

Since 1993, members of the BentProp Project have hunted the seas of Palau for American planes shot down in by the Japanese during World War II. Now they have new high-tech oceanographic tools to help in the search.

By Apr. 19, 2014

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This is what happens when a plane lands on only its rear wheels

The pilot of a Fokker 100, due to land in Brasilia, realizes that his front wheels are a no-go. So he goes for it anyway.

By Apr. 2, 2014