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Can the Seattle Seahawks' '12th Man' be a 747? Boeing says yes

To celebrate the Seahawks' appearance in this Sunday's Super Bowl, the aviation giant has painted one of its 747-8 freighters in the NFL team's livery.<p>As a San Francisco 49ers fan, it pains me to write this. As a fan of airplanes, and especially Boeing 747s, I'm a lot happier about it.<p>Boeing said …

NFL

Samsung said to scale back its own Android apps on Google's request

A report from Recode says the relationship between the two companies has gone through "a huge change" over the past few weeks.<p>If a recent report from Recode is correct, Samsung has caved to pressure from Google to make Android a little more pure.<p>The publication said the two companies started …

Silicon Valley

The Fastest Face-Down, Head-First, Human-Powered Vehicle

Meet the Beastie Bike.<p>Graeme Obree doesn’t own a car. And why would he? The Scottish racing cyclist built a bike in his kitchen that can travel at highway speeds. Last year, it even broke a world record.<p>Obree is no cycling novice. In 1993, he broke the world record for distance biked in an hour: He …

Rise Of The Insect Drones

Nature spent millions of years perfecting flapping-wing flight. Now engineers can reproduce it with machines.<p>Five years ago, Richard Guiler and Tom Vaneck were sitting at a bar a few blocks from their office, trying to take their minds off work. For nearly a year, the two engineers had been …

NASA Begins Acoustic Tests On The Space Launch System

Using a cute little scale model!<p>NASA's Space Launch System will have some pretty strong engines. As a result, the engines produce enormously loud sounds. The SLS is slated to be the most powerful rocket in history. The heavy-lift launch vehicle is set to carry the Orion capsule beyond low-Earth …