Kyle Maxwell

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Cars Vs. Planes: Which Emits More Carbon? (Which Sins Worse?)

Eco-activists often indict air travel as a carbon-spewing threat to the global climate.<p>Worldwide, commercial jets pour an estimated 700 million tons …

University of Michigan

The most epic drone fails of Christmas 2015

For as long as gift-giving holidays have existed, there have been bright, shining hopes dashed as newly received toys break and shatter against the …

Exoplanets need right stuff to be habitable

<b>SAN FRANCISCO</b> — For some exoplanets, just being in the Goldilocks zone isn’t enough. Planets need to be made up of the right stuff to become a cradle …

Exoplanets

America’s secret war on ISIL: The African military operation you’ll never hear about

The U.S. Air Force recently “neutralized” 69 enemy combatants — and has taken meticulous steps to cover its tracks<p>Nick Turse<p>December 26, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>On October 7th, at an “undisclosed location” somewhere in “Southwest Asia,” men wearing different …

Military

New Drone Footage Shows the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos

See the enigmatic site that has baffled archeologists for centuries.<p>The enigmatic Plain of Jars in Laos is not easy to explore. The site of the …

Cockpit Insights: Why Your Flight May Land With a Thud

What makes the difference in an airplane landing between a smooth glide to the runway and a bone-jarring thud?<p><i>This story originally appeared on</i> …

How drones can detect crop problems early to keep farmers on track

From Sri Lanka to Uganda, UAVs with near-infrared sensors are monitoring plants for pests and disease, with implications for agricultural policy worldwide<p>The traditional image of a farmer standing in a field, squinting anxiously at the sky for signs of rain, may be about to get a 21st-century …

Unmanned Aircraft

3 Big Moments From Space In 2015

It's been an exciting year for developments in space. NPR Science Correspondent Geoff Brumfiel shares three highlights with host Linda Wertheimer.<p>Interview Highlights<p><b>SpaceX rocket lands on Earth.</b> Earlier this week, the commercial spaceflight company SpaceX successfully landed a 15-story-tall …

Space Exploration

Islamic State leader Baghdadi goads West in rare audio statement

In what is believed to be his first public message in seven months, Isil chief warns Israel attacks are imminent<p>The leader of the self-declared Islamic State issued a defiant message to the West, warning “crusaders” not to dare fight on his turf.<p>In a rare public statement - his first in seven …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Airbus’s new planes feature technology to ease jet lag

Airbus invested $15 billion developing its new A350 XWB line of jets, and they are lighter, more fuel-efficient, and more aerodynamically engineered than previous generations of commercial aircraft. But for a prospective passenger, none of that matters as much as this: They’re also designed to …

Aviation

Going interstellar: Space start-ups that will shape the future

Space was once a byword for fantasy and wonder, but it has been firmly bought down to earth.

Space Travel

Stealthy Shape-Shifting Skin Could Wrap Chinese Aircraft

Researchers publish stealth secrets<p>Chinese researchers have developed a new aircraft skin that makes planes even harder to see on radar. Published this week, the technique makes a plane skin that can adapt to different radar frequencies and react to them, the radio wave equivalent of chameleon skin.<p>…

Aviation