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'Ghost planes' display aid at O'Hare helping safety, capacity problems

"Ghost" images of planes landing at O'Hare International Airport are helping air-traffic controllers safely stagger jets on converging flight paths in the crowded airspace near the airfield, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.<p>The ghost planes are also helping restore some of the …

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

The Big Thing the Russian Air Force Still Can’t Do

After two decades of neglect, the Russian air force is enjoying a petrodollar-funded renaissance. In 2010, the air force and naval aviation bought …

Military

The Sex-Starved Relationship

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are…<p>In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>…

Important signs that your love is true

I am a huge proponent of the word “love.” A lot of people claim that using the word a lot diminishes its meaning, but I completely disagree. Language …

Longest Nonstop Flights May Be Getting Longer

<i>(computer generated image of Boeing's forthcoming 777-9X; photo: Boeing)</i><p>The distance you'll be able to fly nonstop, assuming you actually want to do so, may be getting longer.<p>Singapore Airlines once held the record for the longest nonstop flights with its Flight 21 between Newark and Singapore at …

U.S. Air Force instructs airmen on exactly how to praise the F-35

The Pentagon’s embattled F-35 jet fighter program received some much-needed good press last week when a group of U.S. Air Force F-35 pilots heaped …

Sex robots are actually going to be good for humanity

“Ban sex robots!” scream the tech headlines, as if they’re heralding the arrival of the latest artificial intelligence threat to humankind since autonomous killer robots. The campaign, led by academics Kathleen Richardson and Erik Billing, argues that the development of sex robots should be stopped …

Customer Service

Police: Qatari sheikh left US with his speeding Ferrari

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Ferrari caught on video zooming through a Beverly Hills neighborhood last weekend is owned by a Middle Eastern sheikh …

Scientists found something unexpected in this eerie new image of Pluto

New Horizons, a spacecraft that flew by Pluto in July 2015, continues to stream photos back to Earth from billions of miles away — and each set is more incredible than the last.<p>The following images, released by NASA on Thursday, did not disappoint.<p>Fifteen minutes after New Horizons made its closest …

The 9 fastest piloted planes in the world

Capable of flitting through the air at multiple times the speed of sound, these planes take the pilot to the fringe of science fiction.<p>Although a number of these aircraft have since been retired, they continue to be the fastest manned aircraft in history.<p>The designs and advances achieved with these …

Man Tries to Steal Learjet from Waco Airport

A man in Waco, Texas, crashed through a security gate and tried to steal a Learjet from the city’s regional airport Thursday, police said.<p>Police did not identify the man, but Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said he is "known to our department and has a history of mental issues."<p>Shortly after noon …

New CIA Information on JFK Assassination

Since 1961, on every morning except Sunday, CIA briefers have presented the president of the United States with a top-secret, five-to-ten-page report on world events pertinent to national security. White House press secretary Ari Fleischer called the report, now known as the President's Daily …

These are the Chinese military advancements that could shift the balance of power in Asia

Beijing is developing next-generation fighter jets, ballistic missiles, and advanced naval vessels — partly in order to keep pace with the US.<p>The two powers are in a low-key arms race in east Asia. The US is currently engaged in a "pivot to Asia," focusing military and diplomatic attention on an …

Porsche’s New Electric Sports Car Will Make Tesla Owners Jealous

Porsche unveiled its new Mission E electric car concept at the International Auto Show in Frankfurt, <i>Bloomberg</i> reported.<p>The 600-horsepower vehicle …

Tesla

First commercial flight lands at Spanish ‘ghost airport’ nearly five years after it opened

Castellón airport, an emblem of Spain’s reckless boom-era infrastructure spending, received its first commercial passenger flight on Tuesday morning<p>Castellón airport, known as Spain's "ghost airport", received its first commercial passenger flight on Tuesday morning, nearly five years after it …

Aviation

How to Avoid the Heat on Your Next Flight

When Eric Crusius boarded his recent American Airlines flight from Washington to Dallas, the air conditioning was powered down and the cabin started to heat up quickly, just as you might expect an aluminum tube to do under the heat of the late summer sun.<p>"It was pretty steamy," he recalls.<p>But that …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Our Legacy joins …

American Airlines accidentally used the wrong plane to fly to Hawaii

This goes without saying, but planes aren't like socks. You can't mix and match them. Each is uniquely identified and has a precise schedule with the airlines. That's why it's pretty shocking to hear that American Airlines used the wrong plane on August 31st to fly over a hundred passengers from LA …

A battle is on for Area 51 in Nevada, but not the kind you might think

<b>Rachel, Nevada (CNN) —</b> For decades the public has tried to find out what's buried at Area 51, the military facility that housed America's top Cold War secrets.<p>For Joe Sheahan, it's his father -- buried on a plot of land three miles from where the U-2 spy plane was perfected, according to CIA …

Area 51

Delta Ends Interline Agreement With American, Leaving Passengers in the Lurch

Two of the world’s three largest airlines, American and Delta, will no longer exchange passengers to help them reach their destinations in bad …

Boeing Supercopter SB-1 Defiant will be flying in 2017, Eurocopter X2 first flew in 2013

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 DEFIANT™ Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) helicopter is their third X2® aircraft in less than 10 years. The …

The Car Industry Will Change Forever. But Nobody Is Prepared For It.

When the North America CEO of BMW, Ludwig Willisch, said earlier this year, “With the introduction of every new model, there will be a plug-in hybrid version of that, too.” the automotive world sat up and took notice. Even the mighty M3 is rumoured to receive the hybrid, all-wheel drive treatment. …

Automotive Industry

First new NYC subway station in 2 decades opens

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a light at the end of the tunnel — and it's a subway train, finally pulling into New York City's first new station in more …

Missouri mom charged after kids found living in crate, cave

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 24-year-old mother is in custody Saturday after her two young children were found barefoot, dirty and living in a wooden …

Boeing, Japanese airline unveil Dreamliner painted like Star Wars' droid R2-D2

<i>Star Wars</i> theme music played and Storm Troopers held guard as the hangar doors began to open. Within moments, a Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" painted with likeness of R2-D2 emerged to a cheering crowd at Boeing's wide-body assembly line facility in Everett, Wash.<p>The airplane featuring images of the loyal …

Aviation

New radar image of rumored Nazi ghost train

Ground-penetrating radar image of the rumored Nazi ghost train in Poland.Screen grab/Gazeta Wroclawska<p>A second radar image purportedly showing the rumored World War II-era Nazi ghost train was published earlier this week by Polish newspaper Gazeta Wroclawska.<p>The ground-penetrating image appears to …

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps heats up as Apple shuts down HopStop

“HopStop will no longer be available starting October 2015,” screams the website of the well-known transit navigation app this week in bold red type. …