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Asian Army Buys Israeli System to Protect Its Craft
Science & Tech  (tags: Israeli technology, aircraft, anti-missile defence )

- 1548 days ago -
Mini-MUSIC, is just one of a variation of a technology introduced by the company in 2009 to protect commercial and military aircraft from attacks by terrorists using shoulder-to-air missiles, known as MANPADs (man-portable missiles).
Future: Why Everyone May Have a Personal Air Vehicle
Science & Tech  (tags: Technology, Science, Aircraft, Automobile, Robot, Transport )

- 1589 days ago -
The idea of having a part car, part plane, part drone parked outside your home may not be as far-fetched as it seems. There really aren't any technological hurdles to this.
More Efficient Flight in Formation
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, concept, design, flight, geese, science, research, performance, technology, aircraft )

- 1908 days ago -
Many people are very familiar with the V formation used by migrating flocks of birds, and scientists have determined that this is an efficient mode of travel which helps the birds conserve energy, especially on long migratory journeys.
Up House Recreated in Real Life - With 300 Balloons
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, iconic scene, aircraft )

- 2962 days ago -
Lifting a house off the ground with balloons looked easy in the animated hit movie Up -- but it took a team of scientists and engineers to achieve it in real life.
Is This the Strangest Plane Ever Developed By Nasa? The Pivoting 'Scissor' Wing Which Doomed the AD-1 to Stay Grounded
Science & Tech  (tags: plane, Nasa, technology, Ames-Dryden-1, aircraft, design )

- 3009 days ago -
It looks like something out of the latest futuristic Hollywood blockbuster.But this rather odd-looking plane is in fact more than 30 years old.Developed by Nasa in the 1970s, the AD-1 - or Ames-Dryden-1 - was a research aircraft designed to investigate...
NASA Unveils Extraordinary Ideas for the Aircraft of 2025
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, aircraft, modern aviation, technology, plane, designs )

- 3013 days ago -
They are the sort of striking images that wouldn't look out of place in a scene from a sci-fi movie.However, one of these could soon be the face of modern aviation with the unveiling of a new generation of passenger aircraft.
Human-Powered Ornithopter Becomes First Ever to Achieve Sustained Flight
Science & Tech  (tags: Aviation, Ornithopter, Sustained Flight, science, technology, aircraft )

- 3128 days ago -
Aviation history was made when the University of Toronto's human-powered aircraft with flapping wings became the first of its kind to fly continuously.
British Solar-Powered Unmanned Aircraft Breaks Endurance Record By Flying Non-Stop for 82 Hours... and It's Still Going
Science & Tech  (tags: solarpower, aircraft, technology, science, unmanned air system )

- 3197 days ago -
In flight it looks like some kind of strange prehistoric bird taking off.But this unusual-looking plane is a British-designed, solar-powered aircraft which today broke the endurance record for an unmanned air system.
Solar Plane Prototype in First Test Flight
Science & Tech  (tags: solar travel, innovation, clean energy, clean industries, aircraft )

- 3296 days ago -
prototype solar-powered plane has made its first full test flight - coming closer to the goal of using solar energy to fly around the world. The Solar Impulse, with a wingspan similar to that of a super-jumbo jet but weighing the same as a saloon car, to
Swarms of Tiny Aircraft Could Track Hurricanes
Science & Tech  (tags: aircraft, hurricanes, research, technology, weather )

- 4153 days ago -
Swarms of miniature airplanes that could someday track hurricanes, helping researchers make better predictions about the storms' course and strength, are being tested in the US.

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