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 (Dec. 17, 2015) Drones are soaring in popularity in Myanmar, where hobbyists regularly gather to pilot the flying vehicles. Drones have also been used by one university to track damage caused by recent flooding. And ... watch video
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
Oct. 27, 2016 In the last decades, nanomaterials have gained broad scientific and technological interest due to their unusual properties compared to micrometre-sized materials. At this scale, matter shows ... read more
Oct. 26, 2016 Imagine an urban neighborhood where most of the cars are self-driving. What would it be like to be a pedestrian? Self-driving cars are programmed to obey the rules of the road, including waiting for ... read more
Oct. 26, 2016 Brain functions are controlled by millions of brain cells. However, in order to understand how the brain controls functions, such as simple reflexes or learning and memory, we must be able to record ... read more
July 11, 2016 The maneuvers of flying insects are unmatched by even the best pilots, and this might be due to the fact that these critters don't obey the same aerodynamic laws as airplanes, a team of ... 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