It’s scary. It’s uncomfortable. It spills your tomato juice. It’s turbulence—but how dangerous is it, actually?
NASA has been working on ways to improve search-and-rescue after a plane crash. But how do they test it? Simple, they hoist planes 100 feet into the air and drop them... over and over again.
This retied Boeing 727-200 is now the home of Bruce Campbell. The gigantic airliner has touched down forever in Hillsboro, Oregon, and is now a very comfortable home. Check out the interiors!
This scaled-down replica of a World War II-era fighter plane may not look so unusual on the outside. But inside of the engine is something exceptional: a fuel made with a new process using seawater.
This concept plane is called the AWWA Sky Whale and it's the brainchild of Spanish designer Oscar Viñals. Should it ever leave the ground, the three-floor aircraft would hold 755 passengers and be powered by four large hybrid engines.
It's the 100-years anniversary of commercial flight travel. To celebrate, let's all check out this lovely interactive map, that shows the flight paths and times of all the planes currently in the air.
One of the promises of the Atomic Age was the notion that, one day, we would all be riding around in nuclear-powered cars, trains, and airplanes. Even if our roads were never filled with nuclear cars, many designers came up with prototypes and concept art for atomic transportation.
This is an awesome shot of a test F-35 zipping around California's Edwards Air Force Base sent to us by a tipster. Can you imagine this buzzing by your window?
Cars, motorcycles and airplanes aren't just a means of getting from A to B — they're also beautiful design classics that express your personality. So it's not surprising that people are turning some of the world's most beautiful vehicles into part of their home decor. See for yourself!
This picture is undeniably cool, but not what most people want to see from their window as they fly during the holiday season. Lightning is scary for the passengers, but it's no big deal for the plane. There hasn't been a plane downed by lightning for forty years. Here's why.
Planes are very safe, and chances are you've been told as much. "You're more likely to die on your drive to the airport than you are in the sky," and all that. But do you know why planes are so safe? It's not just because plane crashes are rare (though they most definitely are). It's also because even if you do…
At Incheon Airport, the Korean Custom Service has turned to seven cloned pooches to sniff out drug mules. These golden Labrador Retrievers are all the genetic duplicates of Chase, a retired drug-sniffing dog whose nose was among the most discerning Incheon had ever seen.
Stand-up comedians everywhere mourn as it seems they might be about to lose another bit about plane travel. Testing has shown that boarding by "zones" is by no means the most efficient ways possible to fill a plane full of angry, sweaty, gassy passengers. It also shows the most efficient way.
Wonder Woman's invisible Jet could be a reality! Airbus is readying a transparent plane for the year 2050, which will include a clear observation deck, body-heat-harvesting passenger seats, and a virtual golf course. Check it out now.
When classified planes were being built in Area 51, the Soviet Union's spy satellites made out their shapes the same way people can tell if a car has been parked in a certain space on a hot day.
Late last month, the Manchester Airport installed a rear projection greeter designed to update travelers on airline regulations. It's not a hologram, but passengers have been attempting to put their hands through it and converse with it. London's Luton airport are installing similar virtual assistants called Holly and…
For less than $30 you can purchase a laser pointer upwards of 100 milliwatts, powerful enough to pinpoint a star in the sky with an eerie green beam. Astronomers are fond of the devices. Unfortunately, so are pranksters and vandals.