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New drone perches on walls like a robotic bird

The Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD) is a fixed-wing drone that has a few bird-like tricks up its sleeve. You can, for example, fly it like a glider through a room or open space, but when it approa

NASA launches new X-plane program to create cleaner, more efficient planes

NASA has announced the launch of the “New Aviation Horizons” initiative, which will lead to a new generation of X-planes that are fueled by greener energy, use half the fuel, and are half as loud

FCC May Let Airplane Passengers Chat On The Phone In Flight

Look out, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.businessinsider.com/american-airlines-international-economy-class-2013-1">Henry Blodgett</a>. The skies might get a bit more uncomfortable. The <a tar

Ever Wanted Your Very Own Airplane?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/diy-airplane.jpg" />If you want your own airplane, you could do like my neighbor, Bruce, and build one yourself. Since I moved in next to

Pilots can now spy on you at night, look creepy

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/headthing.jpg" /> Want to live out your "Blue Thunder" fantasy? Now you can legally get military-spec night vision goggles for when you

Delta jumps on the in-air WiFi bandwagon

CNet is reporting that Delta will add WiFi service to some of its flights in 2009. Initially available on shuttle flights, long-term plans are to make WiFi available on all 330 planes in Delta’s

The Boeing Next Generation Bomber is aimed at you, Ahmadinejad

Specifics aren’t exactly flowing for Boeing’s Next Generation Bomber besides the fact that the model-shown does accurately represent the firm’s NGB bid. This aircraft might not ever

Man lands airplane via text messages

A small airplane in Ireland suddenly found itself in a dilly of a pickle of a jam when it "lost all onboard electrical power, communications and weather radar soon after take-off from Kerry airpo

Renchi Wii Airplane Controller Stand

Did anyone seriously believe the Wii was going to be a hit? I certainly should have known and maybe I could have used my brainpower to start up a Wii business selling some crap accessory that everyone