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North Dakota to start first US drone flights in May
Research drones will begin flying over North Dakota the week of May 5, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday. North Dakota is the first of six unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites to begin flight operations.

22.04.2014 18:23

​16yo stowaway survives cold, lack of oxygen during cross-Pacific flight
A 16-year-old boy flew across the Pacific Ocean from San Jose, California, to Maui, Hawaii, the FBI reported. The trip left him unharmed despite frigid temperatures and a lack of oxygen at high altitudes.

21.04.2014 04:47

An American plane in Iran explained by Tehran
Despite the Islamic Republic’s off-limit trade status, a US corporate jet was spotted on the tarmac of a major airport in Tehran, fueling speculation in aviation and political circles as to how and why the aircraft got there.

19.04.2014 08:19

DARPA turns aging drones into WiFi hotspots for troops
Rather than simply toss aside aging surveillance drones, the Pentagon has announced plans to use them as high-speed Wi-Fi hot spots for troops in remote regions of the world.

16.04.2014 14:50

Military seize airfield controlled by anti-govt activists in eastern Ukraine
Ukrainian troops have seized an airfield in the city of Kramatorsk as part of a security operation against anti-government activists in the eastern part of the country. Activists claimed several people were wounded.

15.04.2014 13:22

TSA refuses to let stroke victim board flight because she can’t speak
You can get on an airplane with an expired driver’s license or even no ID at all, but not if you can’t say your own name. That’s the takeaway Sherry Wright discovered when helping her sister Heidi, who is unable to speak due to a stroke.

11.04.2014 20:28

Swiss unveil new solar plane for non-stop global flight
A Swiss team unveiled a new version of their unique solar aircraft Wednesday and is planning to complete their first round-the-world solar flight next year.

09.04.2014 19:40

North Pole parachuting: Russian paratroopers land on drifting ices in drills (VIDEO)
Russia’s Airborne Troops have parachute-landed on drifting iceflows in the Arctic Ocean near the North Pole in a first-ever daredevil training search-and-rescue operation.

08.04.2014 13:27

Navy creates ship fuel from seawater
Researchers working for the United States Navy say they are around a decade away from mastering a procedure that will make high-powered fuel for the military’s fleet of ships out of run-of-the-mill seawater.

08.04.2014 14:26

MH370 search: Aussie ocean shield detects possible black box ping
An Australian ship has detected signals that might originate from Malaysian Airlines flight 370’s black boxes, in what’s been called the "most promising lead" so far in the search for the missing plane.

07.04.2014 04:29

US gives Boeing, GE license to sell spare parts to Iran
The US Treasury has awarded American-based Boeing and GE a license to sell spare parts to Iran. The move is part of a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January, Reuters reported. The deal breaks a long trade silence between the US and Iran.

04.04.2014 23:41

S. Korea reveals suspected N. Korean crashed drones (PHOTOS)
This looks like a toy, but it is no child’s play. South Korea is analyzing a drone that has crashed into a border island and is believed to have come from North Korea, following an artillery exchange between the two countries.

02.04.2014 09:01

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