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Solar Plane Soars Over Maryland, Delaware in Final Leg to New York City

A solar-powered plane lifted off from Washington, D.C. in the final leg of its significant cross-country flight to New York City early this …

Tiny winglet retrofit will cut United's fuel bills by millions

A successful test flight this week by a Boeing 737-800 equipped with a shiny new set of split scimitar winglets has given the green light for United's plans to install them widely across its 737 fleet. Designed to improve the plane's aerodynamic efficiency by routing air around it, winglets have …

Aboard America's Doomsday command and control plane

If the U.S. fights a nuclear war, top military brass could run it from aboard the National Airborne Operations Center. CNET Road Trip 2013 went on board one of the militarized 747s.<p>OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- I've always loved 747s and just about everything about them. But the one I'm on right …

The Three Biggest Aviation Advances From This Year

How RFID tags, carbon-fiber airframes, and battery sensors will change the course of flight.<p>RFID Tags<p>A regular addition to cellphones and bank cards, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are creeping into airplane cabins. With tags in life vests, seats, medical kits, and other frequently …

A history of experimental planes and flying machines from the 1950s - Telegraph

Army lets air out of battlefield spyship project

Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the<p>Pentagonspent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence.<p>But as the military wound down its presence in the Middle East, plans …

The World's First Supersonic Business Jet Will Reach The Market In 2021

This year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas was full of droll announcements on charter services and meager sales reports. It was a refreshing surprise, then, to see Aerion Corporation out in full regale, pitching a whole new evolutionary step in the private …

Typhoon Haiyan: death toll could reach 10,000

Fears 10,000 people have perished in one province alone after one of the strongest storms on record<p>The death toll from one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the central Philippine city of Tacloban could reach 10,000 people after the extend of massive devastation became apparent and …

Natural Disasters

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

How To Turn Your Backyard into a Four-Season Farm

According to Jack Algiere, the Vegetable Farm Manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, turning your garden into a four-season farm is …

Rooftop Farming Is Getting Off The Ground

From vacant lots to vertical "pinkhouses," urban farmers are scouring cities for spaces to grow food. But their options vary widely from place to place.<p>While farmers in post-industrial cities like Detroit and Cleveland are claiming unused land for cultivation, in New York and Chicago, land comes at …

The Largest Urban Orchard In North America Is Now Open For Business

Sole Food in Vancouver doesn’t run glorified gardens. It is doing urban agriculture on an enormous scale. Its latest site, an orchard on an old gas station, holds 500 fruit trees.<p>Urban farms have popped up all over in the last decade. But not many operations are on the scale of Sole Food in …

Finance for farming: scaling up urban vegetable farming

Most of the organic baby greens sold in Washington DC supermarkets are not "green" at all. They're grown in the Salinas Valley in California, which has been called the most hydrologically altered landmass on the planet. Then they are shipped in refrigerated trucks roughly 2,800 miles across America.<p>…

Urban Agriculture