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vtol

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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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Future tech? America's not so sure

Pew researchers check in on US attitudes toward driverless cars, brain implants, robot caregivers, meat grown in labs, and of course, time travel.

By April 17, 2014

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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 February 11, 2014

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18-rotor electric helicopter makes maiden flight

Aside from being emission-free, the German-built Volocopter VC200 is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm and quiet ride.

By November 25, 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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Terrafugia to develop vertical takeoff flying car

The TF-X will build on the company's Transition flying car and will allow drivers to take off and land vertically.

By May 6, 2013

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Pentagon grounds entire F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet

Multibillion-dollar program to develop "the most affordable, lethal, supportable, and survivable aircraft ever to be used" hits some turbulence after a crack is discovered in an engine turbine blade.

By February 23, 2013

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Declassified: Air Force plans for a flying saucer

This mysterious saucer from the 1950s was meant to fly at speeds of up to Mach 4. Most mysteriously, it was designed by... Canadians.

By October 6, 2012

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U.S. Navy turns to Linux to run its drone fleet

A deal will pay giant military contractor Raytheon about $28 million to install the operating system on its vertical take off and landing (VTOL) drones.

By June 8, 2012

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Take to the skies in your personal multicopter

Da Vinci might have fancied E-volo's bizarre Volocopter, which seems like an oversized toy. Don't forget your parachute.

By May 2, 2012