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Skunk Works: 70 years of cutting-edge aircraft

In June 1943, Lockheed made a bold pitch to the U.S. Army that it could build a jet fighter, and build it fast. Since then, the Skunk Works has conjured up the U-2, the SR-71, the F-117, and more, and it's still going strong.

By Jun. 23, 2013

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Seven decades of Lockheed Skunk Works aircraft (pictures)

The legendary Skunk Works got its start on an early jet fighter design 70 years ago this month. Since then, it's brought you the U-2, the SR-71, and the F-117, and it's still going strong.

31 Images By Jun. 23, 2013

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DARPA's hot for futuristic helicopter-like delivery drones

The Pentagon is developing unmanned aircraft for supply runs that can be controlled from a mobile phone or tablet -- think of it as Amazon drones in olive drab.

By Feb. 11, 2014

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Lockheed envisions Mach 6 successor to SR-71 Blackbird

Over at the Skunk Works, aircraft designers are hard at work cooking up a hypersonic scion to the legendary SR-71, the superspeedy recon jet of the Cold War.

By Nov. 1, 2013

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Profile: Golf GTI

I've been driving Volkswagen's latest Golf GTI. It's a great car, but so different from the GTI that kicked off the sub-brand back in '75.

By Jan. 26, 2014

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Hooked! X-47B comes in for a carrier landing

Don't try this with your backyard drone. The X-47B has made its first arrested landing on an aircraft carrier, and the world of unmanned aircraft may never be the same.

By Jul. 10, 2013

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A Windows 8.1 survivor's guide: Hardware

Making Windows more relevant in a mobile world is a work in progress. PC makers are in a battle for survival.

By Jul. 4, 2013

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BP tech team: Priority is to 'see' oil underwater

A "skunk works" team is considering a wide range of technologies to clean up oil in the Gulf, using ideas from outsiders at a scale never done before.

By Jul. 22, 2010

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Race to develop long-range UAV enters second lap

In project called Vulture II, three teams are vying for DARPA contract to build high-altitude, electric-propelled unmanned demonstrator aircraft.

By Oct. 26, 2009

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Google's new robot car: Crazy good or crazy crazy?

Google is testing self-driving cars, claiming that this will help prevent road fatalities. But will it only be effective if everyone is driving a self-driving car? And what kind of world would that be?

By Oct. 10, 2010