Mankind's primordial dream of flight is taking off with a new twist as a Slovak prototype of a flying car spreads its wings, designed and built by Stefan Klein and inspired by the dreamy books of Jules Verne and Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Reuters (May 23, 2013) New England aviation company Terrafugia has unveiled its latest conceptual version of a flying car. Unlike its current flying car, which is designed for pilots, the new design incorporates autonomous ... watch video
NASA (May 29, 2014) NASA is constantly looking into ways to make flying safer and more efficient. On this episode of NASA X follow testing on new vertical tail design, engines, and see why NASA is ... watch video
Reuters (Aug. 5, 2013) Researchers in Switzerland are developing a flying robot designed to navigate and collect data in cluttered environments. The robot is equipped to stick to vertical surfaces, as well recover and ... watch video
Flying (Nov. 4, 2014) Check out an aerial view of the Parade of Planes at Flying Aviation Expo 2014 and watch as pristine models make their way through the streets of Palm Springs, California.
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AFP (Nov. 6, 2013) Swiss aviator Yves "Jetman" Rossy, whose jet-engine powered wings have taken him over some of the world's most awe-inspiring places, has added another -- Japan's Mount ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 22, 2015) Researchers at Stanford University in California have taken a lesson from birds to develop mechanical wings that can change shape and maintain flight even after ramming into a wall. Ben Gruber ... watch video
July 28, 2015 Rewritable CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs owe their existence to phase-change materials, those materials that change their internal order when heated and whose structures can be ... read more
July 28, 2015 A group of scientists have described developing and launching their imager, which centers on "Lobster-Eye optics," as well as its capabilities and future applications in space ... read more
July 28, 2015 Researchers have come up with a new definition of chaos that applies more broadly than Lyapunov exponents and other previous definitions of chaos. The new definition fits on ... read more
July 27, 2015 Solar energy could be made cheaper if solar cells could be coaxed to generate more power. A huge gain in this direction has been made by a team of chemists that has found an ... read more
July 1, 2015 Birds that molt at the wrong time of the year could be disadvantaged, according to a new study. Birds depend on a full set of feathers for maximum efficiency when flying long distances, but the study ... read more
Nov. 24, 2013 Up, up in the sky: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a . . . jellyfish? That's what researchers have built -- a small vehicle whose flying motion resembles the movements of those boneless, ... read more
May 29, 2012 The forewings of beetles, the elytra, are hardened structures which protect the insect’s flying wings and body. The function of the forewings in flight has been questioned, which is what prompted ... read more
June 23, 2011 Birds don't always fly over obstacles; sometimes they run over while flapping their wings. Intrigued by this behavior, scientists measured how much energy flap running birds use compared to ... read more