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AP PHOTOS: Life on US aircraft carrier in Islamic State war

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, whose homeport is San Diego, California, is a key element of the U.S.-led coalition targeting the militants. This island of steel in the Persian Gulf some 1,090-feet (330-meters) long is home to some 5,000 U.S. Navy airmen, sailors and Marine pilots, carrying some 70 …

What happens when you forget to disarm the plane doors

Air passengers around the world can be reassured that the emergency slides on aircraft work well - too well, if anything.<p>Or so we found out when an anonymous flight attendant posted photos on Twitter of one that inflated not into the sea or on the ground after a crash landing but into an …

British Airways

Drone Pilot Accused of Being a Pedophile, Handles it Like a Pro

Jonathan Hair is a drone pilot and aerial photographer from Detroit, Michigan, who recently ran into a confrontation while flying his drone at a …

Drones

NASA Crashes a Plane to Make Finding Crashed Planes Easier

Sometimes, you've got a good reason to take a 1970s plane, fill it with dummies and electronics, and drop it 100 feet onto a pile of dirt. At least, …

United Airlines jet landed after losing primary flight instruments | NOLA.com

Smoke in the cockpit and the loss of primary flight instruments Monday forced a San Francisco-bound United Airlines jet to return to Louis Armstrong …

Bombardier and Boeing Introduce New-Design Aircrafts

Two new planes took to the skies this week, each promising a quieter, smoother ride for passengers and cost savings to the airlines. Bombardier’s …

iHome's iSP5 SmartPlug Is Far From Perfect, But It's a Cheap Way to Give HomeKit a Try

iHome's iSP5 SmartPlug is one of the first five HomeKit-compatible devices on the market, and it's the most affordable option for Apple users who are looking to try out the company's home automation platform. The SmartPlug is a simple device that plugs right into any outlet, transforming any …

Living Rooms

Watch this self-healing material handle a bullet

NASA-funded research has created a material that could self-heal in seconds. Two layers of solid polymer sandwich a gel that with an ingredient that solidifies on contact with air (i.e. when one or both of the outer layers is damaged). This differs from other approaches that rely on a mostly-liquid …

Tesla Model S broke Consumer Reports' rating system

The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D is officially the highest-rated vehicle ever tested by <i>Consumer Reports</i>. In fact, it's so good, it actually broke the magazine's rating system, achieving 103 points on a 100-point scale. The reviewers call the sedan "a glimpse into the future of the auto industry." They …

This Is How China and Russia Plan to Crush America's Stealth Aircraft

Both China and Russia appear to be building unmanned aerial vehicles designed to negate America’s advantages in stealth aircraft.<p>Earlier this year, …

Oops! United Airlines Boeing 737 Hits Sinkhole Causes Lots of Damage

To the untrained eye, one might not know what airline owns this Boeing 737. Lucky for us airline nerds, it is easy to tell that it is either a Boeing …

A Portrait Shoot at 13,500 Feet Above Ground

“What single moment defines a skydiver?” This is the question I kept asking myself as I prepared to photograph Sarah. At the time of this shoot, I …

Florida

United Airlines pilot, control tower conversation: 8 minutes and 44 seconds of steely calm | NOLA.com

The voice from the ground giving the green light for United Airlines Flight 497 to take off from Louis Armstrong International Airport came in …

Shoreham Air Show crash: New video shows Hawker Hunter jet's 'slow and unusual' take-off

Aviation expert says Hawker Hunter jet that crashed, killing at least 11 people, appeared to struggle on the runway moments before take-off<p>The Hawker Hunter jet in the Shoreham air disaster appeared to struggle to take off on its doomed final flight, an aviation expert claims.<p>Video of the vintage …

Out-of-Control Takeoff Try by Allegiant Jet Spurs FAA Probe

U.S. air-safety investigators are looking into a mechanical failure that caused the nose of an Allegiant Airlines jet to rise off the ground …

Pilots reveal their scariest near misses

If Reddit is anything to go by, air travel is a lot riskier than you think.<p>A discussion on the website this week called for pilots to reveal what was the “closest disaster you’ve averted on a flight that the passengers had no idea about?”<p>It has attracted almost 5,000 comments in less than 48 hours, …

How a US Air Force aircraft commander prevented a spy plane with 27 people aboard from crashing

As the aircraft, using radio call sign "Snoop 71," began the takeoff roll to start its mission in support of a special-operations training exercise, fire erupted behind the galley.<p>Described by one crew member as a "flamethrower," the fire quickly filled the intelligence-gathering plane with dense …

Ghostbusters franchise in the works, second movie to feature dudes again

This may be the terror that Bill Murray has been trying to prevent for decades by refusing to join new <i>Ghostbusters</i> films: Sony Pictures has decided to create an entire universe of <i>Ghostbusters</i> movies, seemingly blowing the series out into a Marvel-style connected franchise, according to <i>Deadline</i>. The …

Stress Testing SD Cards to See How Their Real Write Speeds Stack Up

The popular YouTube tech channel LinusTechTips recently did an SD card showdown to see how the actual performance of the cards compares to what’s …

Performance Testing