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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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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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Airbus shows E-Fan, its electric plane due in 2017

The France-based aircraft maker believes there's a place in the market, not just the R&D lab, for the battery-powered two-seater it showed at the Farnborough airshow.

By July 18, 2014

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Airbus' electric E-Fan training plane (pictures)

The France-based aircraft maker flew its battery-powered E-Fan over the Farnborough International Airshow. Here's a look.

6 Images By July 18, 2014

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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 July 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 July 7, 2014

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This is what happens when a bird smashes a plane's windshield

You've heard the stories about bird strikes. But to see one hit at 170mph is quite something.

By February 23, 2014