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X-47B robot stealth plane makes first flight

The plane is designed to take off from and land on aircraft carriers and fly at "high subsonic" speeds. A lightning strike just might make it self-aware.

By February 7, 2011

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NASA's fluorescent plane glows with the research flow

Can fluorescent oil help researchers improve better aeronautic designs? NASA hopes so.

By September 30, 2013

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Navy's X-47B makes first arrested landing

The autonomous aircraft's successful ability to grab a special cable upon landing sets it up for its first carrier tests later this month.

By May 6, 2013

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The Navy's unmanned X-47B flies again

Picking up where it left off during the summer, the futuristic aircraft carries out at-sea maneuvers on and around its third aircraft carrier.

By November 11, 2013

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Microsoft hires more open-source DNA, will integrate MPL code into its MVC product

The software giant is going to be shipping MPL code with its MVC platform. This is progress.

By October 30, 2007

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Elon Musk says 'hyperloop' plans coming soon

The SpaceX founder says he will open-source his plans for a super-fast transport system.

By July 15, 2013

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X-47B robo-stealth plane attains 1st cruise flight

Northrop Grumman's unmanned stealth plane chalks up another milestone ahead of its anticipated aircraft carrier trials.

By October 10, 2011

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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 July 10, 2013

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Unmanned X-47B aircraft completes sea trial

The pilotless prototype shows that it can fit into the crowd on an aircraft carrier flight deck and get the job done "in the most hostile electromagnetic environment on Earth."

By December 20, 2012

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Watch the X-47B make its first catapult take-off

The pilotless aircraft needs to prove that it's up to the rigors of the kind of slingshot launch that it can expect soon from an aircraft carrier.

By December 1, 2012