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sikorsky

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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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Sikorsky 'progressing' with X2 helicopter effort

Aircraft maker is showing off the unusual design, which someday, it says, will cruise twice as fast as today's helicopters.

By May 4, 2009

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Sikorsky's helicopter of the future

X2 technology could let a helicopter "cruise comfortably" at 250 knots, much faster than current production models, the company says. But when will it actually fly?

By February 26, 2008

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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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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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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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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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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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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