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Take a journey into the future of aviation. Switchblade planes and sonic aircraft may soon be taking people around the world faster than ever.

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A Boston-based company plans to manufacture a supersonic business jet that will replace windows with video screens.

By Patrick J. Kiger

The Google co-founder is reportedly is building a giant airship that to deliver humanitarian supplies and double as a flying yacht. He's not the only one with an eye to the sky.

By Patrick J. Kiger

New atmospheric analysis shows that a changing climate will make both common and severe turbulence significantly more likely in decades to come.

By Chris Opfer

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Dutch researchers are proposing banked, continuous runways to handle traffic more efficiently and take up less space.

By Patrick J. Kiger

The pilots of the sun-fueled Solar Impulse 2, halfway through its 'round-the-world trip, self-hypnotize while spending days on end in a space the size of a coffin.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Sonic booms: so annoying! That's why the space agency and Lockheed Martin are on a 'QueSST' to science some physics and create a supersonic jet that's like so hush-hush.

By Patrick J. Kiger

Researchers devise a new anti-icing material after observing these garden pests.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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This hybrid airship isn't exactly your great-grandfather's zeppelin.

By Patrick J. Kiger

We're not quite at floating cruise ship phase, but modern dirigibles could be rising stars for carting cargo.

By Julia Layton

What is the future of supersonic flight? Learn more about the future of supersonic flight in this article.

By Alexander Davies

The loops, rolls and rocketlike maneuvers these stunt pilots perform are astounding. What's the history behind aerobatics and how do they perform those tricks in the sky?

By Patrick J. Kiger

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Aircraft that can alter their wing configurations in mid-flight have been in development since World War II. Now technology has finally caught up with the concept, and Northrop Grumman is in the process of building an unmanned shape-shifting plane: the Switchblade. Learn about variable-wing geometry.

By Ed Grabianowski

The Aeroscraft is a heavier-than-air vehicle currently in development for use in the near future. Learn how the Aeroscraft flies and what it will be able to do.

By Ed Grabianowski

Need to go from New York City to Australia, but don't have a lot of time? Book a seat on board Boeing's new sonic cruiser!

By Kevin Bonsor