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Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on

The Air Force says that the almost one-of-a-kind spacecraft "conducted on-orbit experiments" in the the longest-ever mission for the X-37B program.

By October 17, 2014

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3D-printed gun folds and shoots paper planes

Why would you fold and throw your paper planes by hand when you could get this beautiful machine to do it for you?

By October 8, 2014

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Tiny robot learns to fly a real plane

A doll-sized humanoid robot has learned how to use a cockpit simulator to fly a light aircraft designed for humans.

By September 22, 2014

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DARPA testing planes with a 'Star Wars'-style laser cannon

We don't have X-wing fighters just yet, but we may soon have their laser weapons. DARPA is working on a system that's downright Lucasian.

By September 15, 2014

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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 April 30, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 035: Robot butlers, invisible plane walls, tattoos powered by sweat, and more

Forgot your toothbrush while traveling? Starwood hotels says this little robot named "Botlr" will bring various items up to your room from the front desk. We're just happy it doesn't asking for a tip.

By August 13, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 035: Robot butlers, invisible plane walls, tattoos powered by sweat, and more

On today's show, Ashley and Mike both agree they want their own robot butlers. Also, a concept that replaces tiny windows in planes with panoramic digital views, and a temporary tattoo that could power your wearables in the future.

By August 13, 2014

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Can a plane be hacked via in-flight Wi-Fi? Researcher says it's so

Much of the equipment that planes and ships use to access satellite communications networks is wide open like the sea and sky itself, says a security researcher presenting his findings later this week.

By August 4, 2014

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At Farnborough, Airbus' lightest and heaviest planes (pictures)

The French aircraft maker brought its hulking 550-passenger A380 and its diminutive electric E-Fan to the UK airshow, a major sales event on the aviation industry calendar.

16 Images By July 17, 2014

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An electric plane and Boeing's Dreamliner star at Farnborough (photos)

We popped along to the UK's gigantic Farnborough Airshow to take a look at an electric plane, the new Boeing 787-9, the Eurofighter Typhoon and plenty more besides.

61 Images By July 18, 2014