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A new airline industry analysis confirms incidents of air rage have increased by 16 percent in a single year.
As "Sully" debuts in U.S. movie theaters, we ask aviation folks how exactly a pilot can successfully and safely land a plane on water.
Land mines can pose a threat long after a conflict they were part of is over. A new drone project could offer a way to safely and inexpensively eliminate the explosives.
Falconry has a long history in Dubai, but that doesn't mean they won't embrace new technology to improve their birds.
Disney was recently rumored to be taking out spy drones in order to protect "Star Wars: Episode VIII" shooting locations. Is that legal in the U.S.?
Using brain-computer interfaces, 16 University of Florida engineering students piloted drones using only their focused thoughts — and some computer programming.
What's to blame for instances of air rage? A new study suggests dividing classes on a plane increases tension and likelihood of problems.
And did we mention that Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of Iron Maiden, partially funded it?
Choosing your seatmates through social media? Facial recognition technology to match you and your luggage? The airline industry has the ideas... but will it adopt them?
If Rep. David E. Lifferth, R-Utah, gets his way, police will soon be able to "neutralize" drones that interfere with emergency response.
Using low-tech solutions for high-tech problems, falconry may prove beneficial in combating all the wayward drones flying where they ought not to fly.
Gyroscopes, carbon rods and flexible joints let the GimBall drone bounce off of and roll against obstacles as it flies on its missions.
Windspeed Technologies' proposed SkyDeck could offer an external, 360-degree view for airline passengers, and could be a luxury add-on to existing airplanes.
The U.S. Department of Defense really wants a drone that can vanish completely after delivering its payload. Got any ideas?
There are so many tweaks we wish airlines would implement, especially if future seat configurations mean stacking passengers with butts suspended above heads.
Drone hobbyists love the thrill of glimpsing news as it’s happening in real time, but is it safe for them to be at fire scenes?
Mini airports for drones are being built now, and could help medicine reach remote areas. Urban environments could also benefit. Here's what our future may hold.
Studying the perceptions of passengers at 36,000 feet reveals how noise, vibration and pressurized air affect taste.
Sure, flight-simulation video games and drone piloting both involve computer screens and handheld controllers, but do these similarities make gaming a useful training platform for real-life, high-stakes military operations?
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an unmanned aerial vehicle traveling faster than the speed of sound!
They're the stuff of headlines, often characterized as evil in the sky. But how do unmanned aerial vehicles actually get off the ground and flying?
Going through airport security is the worst part of flying for most people. Now you may be asked to turn your cell phone on in the security line. Why do you have to do that? And does it really keep us safe?
Writing a legible message on paper requires a steady hand; writing one in the sky requires a steady everything.
Why do we still lock away critical data on a box that can go down with the plane? It may be time to think differently about the black box and its contents.
Since 1948, more than 100 aircraft have gone missing while aloft and never been found. How is this possible? We'll look at some of these unsolved mysteries, as well as other bizarre airline mishaps.
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