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2014-03-27 00:20:13

PERTH, Australia, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The disappearance of Flight MH370 could have only involved human input, according to a veteran Boeing 777 check captain. Speaking

2014-03-04 12:24:07

A team of researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes finds that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift. WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014

2014-02-28 08:21:06

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VIRES Aeronautics, developers of a revolutionary airplane wing design, today announced a $1 million Series AA round of financing.

Looking Back At X-29A Aircraft In 'Sweeping Forward'
2014-02-14 13:56:40

It looked like someone had installed the wings on backwards, and it was so unstable in flight that no pilot could fly it without the help of a computer, but the X-29A was a marvel in its day and provided research information useful for many aircraft designs still to come.

New Conceptual Configuration For Air-breathing Hypersonic Airplanes
2013-12-17 15:00:13

How to design a hypersonic airplane that travels from Beijing to New York in only two hours? Dr. Cui Kai and his group from State Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences set out to tackle this problem.

Owls' Noiseless Wings May One Day Inspire Quieter Aircraft, Wind Turbines
2013-11-25 05:02:43

Learning how owls use acoustic stealth to surprise their prey could one day help engineers improve the design of airplanes, submarines and wind turbines.

Lockheed Introduces Son Of Blackbird Hypersonic Jet
2013-11-07 12:02:57

The Lockheed Martin SR-72 'Son of Blackbird' is now in the works, and according to the company, it will reach speeds up to Mach 6.

Splattered Bugs Can Be A Real Drag For Aircraft
2013-11-04 13:12:52

Splattered bugs on your windshield can be gross to look at and they can even obstruct your view. However, for some, the ordeal can be much more of a problem than just an unsightly nuisance.


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