Enabling air travel to decarbonize
A bioinspired arrangement could save energy by allowing one plane to provide extra lift to another—if both aircraft can remain stable
Originally published in June 1994
Designed with slide rules in the 1950s, the stealthy high flier still has a lot to offer
Originally published in June 1904
Originally published in January 1912
Do recent explanations solve the mysteries of aerodynamic lift?
Originally published in April 1945
The challenge is to build an airplane without moving control surfaces
Originally published in September 1919
An analysis of the 2019 edition of the Major League baseball points to reasons why it's leaving ballparks at a record rate.
Private organization SpaceIL’s Beresheet lander crashes down on the moon following engine and communications problems
Former Boeing engineer Peter Lemme weighs in on the second 737 Max 8 accident in five months
A novel technique can predict foggy conditions an hour before they appear
The sounds of the Mars InSight Mission control room during the tense minutes leading to the landing on the surface.
Researchers from MIT have flown a plane with no moving parts for the first time. It is powered by an "ion drive" which uses high powered electrodes to ionise and accelerate air particles, creating an "ionic wind." This wind drove a five-meter-wide craft across a sports hall...
An aerial laser scan of more than 800 square miles of Guatemalan jungle revealed Maya buildings, canals, roads and bridges. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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