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Netscape, Java, and Wingspan: problems reported

Netscape, Java, and Wingspan: problems reported

By October 14, 1999

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Solar plane that can fly at night begins cross-country trip

The first plane to fly day and night on solar power took off Friday from Moffett Field in California, headed across the U.S. Two pilots will take turns flying 20-hour stretches apiece on the 5-leg trip, ending at New York's JFK Airport in early July. The Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but the weight of a car, and will travel about 40 miles an hour.

May 3, 2013

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Paper plane launched into space

A miniature plane, with a 3-foot wingspan and composed entirely of paper, is launched into space and returns safely.

By November 11, 2010

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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

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Aircraft landing system turns to plan bee

Australian researchers have taken inspiration from bees to develop an autonomous aircraft landing system that operates independently of outside technology.

By June 29, 2014

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Incredible remote-control A380 takes to the skies

The 16-foot-long model is powered by four small turbine engines, and wowed a crowd at a recent model-airplane show in Switzerland.

By November 27, 2013

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Google buys solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospace

Just a month after word came that Facebook was interested in the 20-person drone maker, Google snatches it up for an undisclosed sum.

By April 14, 2014

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FAA approves first commercial use of drones over land

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.

By June 10, 2014

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Boeing test-flies another maritime surveillance aircraft

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.

By March 7, 2014

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Solar Impulse 2 successfully completes maiden voyage

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.

By June 2, 2014