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For the first time since its introduction in 1980, the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize for a human-powered helicopter flight has actually been awarded.
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?
Aircraft maker is showing off the unusual design, which someday, it says, will cruise twice as fast as today's helicopters.
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.
The Pentagon's purveyor of far-out ideas wants a new breed of aircraft that's good at both hovering and high-speed cruising.
NASA conducts a dramatic test of new helicopter safety equipment by dropping a fuselage full of dummies and capturing it all on video.
The Pentagon is looking ahead several decades toward future fleets of rotorcraft -- and working now to lay the plans for getting there.
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.
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.