One of the main challenges with long-distance space flight is transporting enough oxygen for astronauts to breathe and enough fuel to power complex electronics
People need to understand the technology’s limitations to avoid misinterpreting what they see
Whether carting pizzas or passengers, small autonomous aircraft like the ones Amazon, Uber and others are testing need sophisticated traffic management to prevent collisions
Scientists are considering whether AI could help us search for alien intelligence in ways we haven’t even thought of yet
The U.S. Air Force’s Project Pluto sought to create nuclear-powered cruise missiles, but was terminated decades ago after second thoughts over the dangers
General Jay Raymond, Commander of Air Force Space Command, talks about keeping watch over space and cyber.
Researchers have found that engineered sugarcane could yield more than 2,500 liters of bio-jet fuel per acre of land
Quadcopter crashes with a helicopter and plane—the first-ever in the U.S. and Canada, respectively—show that such encounters are no longer hypothetical
SETI pioneer Jill Tarter and Berkeley researcher Dan Werthimer talk about how the discovery of nearby exoplanets is inspiring new efforts to gain info about these galactic neighbors.
Drone pilots say they can save lives, but emergency responders want them grounded
This fixed wing drone copies a bird to land on vertical surfaces and lift off again.
Major airports will see more frequent takeoff weight restrictions in the coming decades due to increasingly common hot temperatures
The F-35 was billed as a fighter jet that could do almost everything the U.S. military desired but has turned out to be one of the greatest boondoggles in recent military purchasing history
This past April business traveler Tom Stuker became the world’s most frequent flyer, logging 18 million miles of air travel on United Airlines over the last 14 years
Industry is working on new aircraft fuels that reduce greenhouse gas emissions
A new air traffic control system could ensure that you spend less time flying the crowded skies
Self-piloting quadcopters make more sense than an airplane–automobile hybrid—but safety and logistics problems remain
If anything's alive on the ice-covered ocean world of Europa, a future NASA mission hopes to find it.
This week powerful radio waves will disturb the ionosphere to probe satellite disruptions and create strange glows