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  • Up, Up and Away (8/31/2017) - How about a ten minute break from all of the news about the epic flooding (NPR), massive asteroid (NASA) and scary politics (The Economist)? Here are some nifty 360° Videos that will take you on some fairly realistic virtual rides in hot air balloons! This first clip is from the The Golden Ring of Russia … Continue reading Up, Up and Away
  • When cars fly… (3/8/2018) - The Geneva International Motor Show is going on now, so watch for the latest and greatest cars to be in the news for the next few weeks. Of all the cool new cars this year, the PAL-V Liberty is getting more buzz than most of the others, and that’s because it can fly! Yes, that’s … Continue reading When cars fly…

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Aviation News -- ScienceDaily Aviation news. Read the latest in aviation, from bird-sized airplanes with shape-shifting wings and thinking mini-helicopters to liquid fuel-powered scramjets and more.

  • Reading the minds of pilots on the fly
    on May 21, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Wearable brain monitoring sensors allowed researchers to measure cognitive workload while aircraft pilots completed memory tasks. […]

  • Lightning in the eyewall of a hurricane beamed...
    on May 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Hurricane Patricia, which battered the west coast of Mexico in 2015, was the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Amid the extreme violence of the storm, scientists observed something new: a downward beam of positrons, the antimatter counterpart of electrons, creating a burst of powerful gamma-rays and X-rays. […]

  • Robotic assembly of the world's smallest house --...
    on May 18, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    A nanorobotics team has assembled a new microrobotics system that pushes forward the frontiers of optical nanotechnologies. Combining several existing technologies, the newly developed nanofactory builds microstructures in a large vacuum chamber and fixes components onto optical fiber tips with nanometer accuracy. The microhouse construction demonstrates how researchers can advance optical sensing technologies when they manipulate ion guns, electron beams and finely controlled robotic piloting. […]

  • Virtual-reality testing ground for drones
    on May 17, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to 'see' a rich, virtual environment while flying in an empty physical space. The system, which the team has dubbed 'Flight Goggles,' could significantly reduce the number of crashes that drones experience in actual training sessions. It can also serve as a virtual testbed for any number of environments and conditions in which researchers might want to train fast-flying drones. […]

  • Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross,...
    on May 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water's surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat. […]