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sikorsky

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Sikorsky S-97 helicopter shoots for speed with unusual design

It's not every day you see a helicopter that looks like this. But that unconventional rotor placement will help drive the S-97's exceptional speed.

By October 3, 2014

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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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With VTOL X-Planes, DARPA aims for a futuristic lift

The Pentagon's purveyor of far-out ideas wants a new breed of aircraft that's good at both hovering and high-speed cruising.

By March 19, 2014

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Kickstarter's year in review: 3M people pledge $480M

Thousands of projects came to fruition in 2013, from the resurrection of the Veronica Mars TV show to the unboxing of the Pebble smartwatch to the successful flight of a human-powered helicopter.

By January 8, 2014

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Correction: Helicopters of the future

The original version of this story wrongly paired up two teams of aircraft manufacturers. The actual pairings: Sikorsky Aircraft is working with Boeing, while Bell Helicopter is working with Lockheed Martin.

By October 7, 2013

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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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Crave Ep. 129: Charge your gadgets with pee

On this week's Crave, scientists recharge devices with pee power, air guitar gets a boost with LEDs, and a small Colorado town wants to issue "drone hunting" licenses. Yup.

By July 19, 2013

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Human-powered helicoper breaks record

A human-powered helicopter, made by a team at the University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering, US, managed to lift off the ground for a record-breaking 50 seconds.

By June 25, 2012

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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