105 Results for

wingspan

Article

Facebook wants solar drone to bring Internet far and wide

That boomerang-shaped aircraft you see -- eventually -- will be flying high to bring the Web down to earth where Internet access is hard to come by.

By March 27, 2015

Article

Festo unleashes new robotic swarm of ants and butterflies

Biology-inspired robotics company Festo has revealed its latest animal robots -- cooperative ants and lightweight butterflies.

By March 26, 2015

Article

Solar airplane soars to start first-ever round-the-world trip

The Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Abu Dhabi on the first leg of an attempted 20,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe -- an unprecedented journey for a sun-powered craft.

By March 9, 2015

Article

Attention planespotters: Watch a solar-powered plane on an around-the-world voyage

A solar-powered plane is preparing for a 35,000km trip around the world without using a single drop of fossil fuel. Here's how you can follow its journey.

By January 21, 2015

Article

FAA said to be imposing strict rules on commercial drone use

The FAA's anticipated ruling is expected to impose a number of tough restrictions for operators such as requiring licenses and limiting flights to daylight hours.

By November 24, 2014

Article

Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on

The Air Force says that the almost one-of-a-kind spacecraft "conducted on-orbit experiments" in the the longest-ever mission for the X-37B program.

By October 17, 2014

Article

The explosive beauty of a dying star

A beautiful image captured by the Hubble telescope shows in glorious detail the contours of the Butterfly Nebula.

By October 13, 2014

Article

Google spreads its wings, moving into drone deliveries

Amazon isn't the only tech giant experimenting with drones. Google has unveiled Project Wing, which is focusing its efforts on disaster relief, at least for now.

By August 28, 2014

Article

With A330neo, Airbus gives new life to an older jet

New jets get a lot of attention at the Farnborough airshow, but Airbus believes there's demand for an older plane revamped with new, more efficient engines.

By July 14, 2014

Article

Newfound biggest bird ever was 'more like a dragon'

It didn't breathe fire so far as we know, but when the newly dubbed species Pelagornis sandersi flapped its massive wings 25 million years ago, it would have been quite a sight.

By July 7, 2014