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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.
Australian researchers have taken inspiration from bees to develop an autonomous aircraft landing system that operates independently of outside technology.
The 16-foot-long model is powered by four small turbine engines, and wowed a crowd at a recent model-airplane show in Switzerland.
BP energy corporation and drone maker AeroVironment are given the OK to fly an unmanned Puma aircraft over Alaska to survey pipelines, roads, and equipment.
Just a month after word came that Facebook was interested in the 20-person drone maker, Google snatches it up for an undisclosed sum.
Using only the power of the sun's rays, the souped up lightweight aircraft climbs to nearly 6,000 feet and stays aloft for more than two hours.
It's not just the P-8A Poseidon that's keeping Boeing busy. The defense giant also has plans to put some of that technology into a modified Challenger business jet.
The aircraft's lengthy wings are outfitted with 17,000 solar cells that will power it during a trip around the world next year.
It belches propane flame, flies 70 miles per hour, and can be yours if you're willing to forego a year's salary.