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Hollywood's go-to helicopter pilot can now fly drones instead

The FAA today issued eight more exemptions for commercial drone use in the US, bringing the total number of companies allowed to fly small UAVs up to 24. Of the exemptions, the ones granted to one Alan Purwin could be the biggest boon for Hollywood, since Purwin has been the go-to aerial …

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Book a window seat if you're flying into these airports!

Aisle or window? That’s a question I’m sure many of us are familiar with. I’m a big fan of window seats – you’ll know why if you’ve seen any of my …

Baggage checks: Want them slow or sloppy? - Futurity

DUKE (US) — Next time you’re doing a slow burn in security screening at the …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

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Google confirms it is acquiring Waze to add real-time social data to its maps

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>After widespread rumors that the two were close to a deal, Google (s goog) has confirmed on its official blog that it is …

Airport body scanning technology uncovers ancient Roman fresco

Airport scanners can see more than your underwear. Terahertz spectroscopy, the imaging technology used in airport body scanners, has uncovered a hidden, ancient fresco underneath a wall painting at the Louvre.<p>Terahertz spectroscopy uses beams of electromagnetic radiation that lie between microwaves …

'All Clear' Given At Boston's Logan Airport After Police Stop Flight

Police with dogs swept the plane. Crew members appear to have climbed back onto the plane and bags have been packed in large bins. The plane is making its way to the gate without the passengers.<p>WHDH correspondent Hank Pillippi Ryan reported that a suspicious package was reportedly on the plane, …

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Would you pay more to go through speedy security at the airport?

Apr 18, 2013, 12:28 PM<p>Travel journalist, Andrea McVeigh, and commentator, Jeffrey Peel, discuss the introduction of an optional £3 charge to join the …

The World's 18 Strangest Airports

The world's most remarkable airports and why they stand out.<p>Engineers tasked with building an airport are faced with countless challenges: The ideal location needs ample space, endless flat ground, favorable winds and great visibility. But spots in the real world are rarely ideal, and engineers are …

The world's 15 most expensive taxi rides from the airport to a city

Thrifty travellers would do well to avoid taxis from Tokyo’s Narita Airport, new research suggests.<p>A taxi from the main international airport serving …

New Istanbul Airport Will Kill 658,000 Old Trees

<b>Turkey’s booming aviation industry is planning new development that will wipe out over half a million old-growth trees.</b><p>Istanbul aims to build its …

10 Foreign Airports That Put America To Shame

To avoid further furloughing air traffic controllers, the FAA will be allowed to draw on funds that had been set aside to improve the nation's airports.<p>American airports aren't great to begin with, and now they won't be getting much better.<p>To give American travelers a look at what they're missing, …

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31 arrested over £32m diamond robbery at Brussels airport

A Europe-wide manhunt following a daring diamond robbery in Brussels has resulted in 31 arrests in three countries.<p>Belgian police said the …

Mobile game Airport Scanner helping TSA officers screen luggage more accurately

Pocket Gems is bringing The Kedlin Company’s surprise hit, Airport Scanner, to the Android market in June.<p>Airport Scanner is one of those weird games that you’d never have thought to become so popular. But the title reached No. 1 in Apple’s App Store in 2012 and has been downloaded more than 7 …

TSA handgun discoveries on the rise in 2013

Despite the focus on the Transportation Security Administration’s proposed and then scuttled plan allowing on board tiny knives and novelty sporting …

Turkish Airlines passengers flown to Bangladesh instead of Senegal

Sandy Valdivieso and her husband intended to fly from Los Angeles to Dakar, Senegal. They ended up almost 7,000 miles off-course in Dhaka, Bangladesh.<p>…

Man Gets Three Years For Guns in Airport

46, of Circle, Mont. was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller, according to U.S. Attorney spokesperson Lauren Horwood.<p>A …