flight

From time-to-time here at TechCrunch, we see companies tackling problems or painpoints in a way that makes you wonder why it wasn’t done long ago. Seatfrog from Australia is one…

Seatfrog’s auction app lets you grab a last-minute flight upgrade on the cheap

While the more pedantic among us would argue that every plane is controlled by our brains, German researchers at the Technische Universität München and the TU Berlin have created a…

German Researchers Build A Plane Controlled By Your Brain

Pilots want to fly, but it’s expensive. People want to travel but it’s a hassle. AirPooler brings them together on its site where pilots can sell empty seats on private…

AirPooler Is Lyft For Private Planes

It was just over two months ago that Kayak and Priceline sent ripples through the online travel industry with a blockbuster deal in which Priceline shelled out a whopping $1.8…

Book Now Or Wait? Kayak Adds Price Forecasting To Its Flight Search Results

As I watch today’s jump by Felix Baumgartner – it’s been running non-stop on most major news channels, the same channels that gave a Space Shuttle launch about two minutes…

Watch Felix Baumgartner Live: This Scientific Discovery Brought To You By Mentos, The Freshmaker

Airplanes release greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere and require enormous amounts of fuel to fly. A Boeing 747 can consume up to five gallons of fuel per mile. But what…

Sailplanes are fun and all, but they are gliders at heart and for the most part, you have to tow a glider up into the sky before you can fly…

As if flying weren’t scary enough now we could have giant airplanes full of nuclear power plants that could transport “millions” across the stratosphere. Actually, this does make a lot…

Owners of super-light laptops can appreciate the miracle of carbon fiber, a strong but light material being used more and more in high-end notebooks. Airbus is now using the same…

There are only a few things more exciting than being a technology blogger, like jumping out of an airplane at 7,500 feet above the Swiss Alps strapped into rocket-powered jet…

Brooklyn defense contractor Atair Aerospace has two of its futuristic (and working) designs on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of a superhero exhibit that’ll…

Here’s the Lynx, from XCOR Aerospace out of California. It’s a cute little two-seater that’s capable of taking off from a standard runway and flying you up almost 40 miles…

  Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline will conduct a test flight at the end of the month wherein a Boeing 747 will fly from London to Amsterdam using an…

For many people, myself included, airplane time is quiet time. Time for a nap, time to listen to some music, time to tell whoever’s on the other end of your…

Hardware

Death from Above: WowWee Dragonfly

6:54 pm PST • December 17, 2006

Holy crap this looks cool. WowWee, makers of the popular Robosapien, are preparing to take to the air with the Dragonfly. The Dragonfly is a radio controlled device doesn’t seem…

Hardware

Boeing Drops Connexion

4:55 pm PDT • August 17, 2006

Citing financial problems with the program, Boeing announced today that it would be discontinuing its Connexion broadband service. Company chief Jim McNerney said, “Regrettably, the market for this service has…