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Watch This Dreamliner Go Vertical After Takeoff

Showoffs<p>Airliners aren’t supposed to go vertical. Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner is the latest in the aviation giant’s modern airliner series, and Boeing is eager to show the plane off at next week’s Paris Air Show. So eager, in fact, that video of the Dreamliner’s practice flight is sweeping through …

The Pentagon wants unhackable drone helicopters by 2018

Losing a UAV or two to enemy forces has become an unavoidable cost of modern warfare. But there's still a big difference between having a Scan Eagle turn up missing and, say, the Pentagon's autonomous MH-6 Little Bird -- namely because only one of those is armed to the talons with chainguns, Hydra …

This Is What Facebook's Drone Looks Like

More details have been revealed about Facebook’s ambitious Internet.org plan to hook up the entire world with the internet.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg …

Refueling a UAV mid-air

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)<p>The U.S navy plans to test aerial refueling capabilities on its experimental carrier-launched UAV. The …

Quarkson Solar Powered Internet Drone - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

A test flight for Quarkson, no not the sacked Top Gear presenter, the Portuguese UAS manufacturer. They have put their hat in the ring for solar …

Disney Files Patents To Use Drones In Park Shows

If Disney isn’t already the most magical place on earth, it soon will be. The mega-amusement park has filed three patents to use drones within the park, first spotted by MarketWatch.<p>Within the patents, Disney lists a few different use cases for the drones. The first is that they could carry …

Congress wants the Pentagon to develop a long-range, deadly superdrone

The revolution in unmanned aerial flight has advanced quickly and in dramatic leaps, perhaps none more momentous than the historic landing of an autonomous Navy drone on an aircraft carrier.<p>That happened for the first time two years ago, when Northrop Grumman’s X-47B, which looks more like a UFO …

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Meet the largest aircraft on earth

A U.S. Army mega aircraft – a hybrid of plane, helicopter, hovercraft and airship- is going civilian.<p>Designed by British design company Hybrid Air Vehicles for the U.S. military, this massive piece of next-gen tech can travel through the air at nearly 100 miles per hour.<p>At 302 feet, the Airlander …

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NASA Joystick Expected to Sell for $300,000

Controller was used in Apollo 15 moon landing.<p>If you're a gamer of a certain age, there's a very good chance you have a way-cool vintage joystick …

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