Daily Planet | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/daily-planet/RSS feed for Daily PlanetenWed, 16 Aug 2017 14:48:36 +0000The Moon, Front and Centerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/moon-front-and-center-180964519/The upcoming eclipse reminds us of the Moon’s proximity.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:48:36 +0000Chasing the Eclipse at 45,000 Feethttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/eclipse-airplane-study-180964493/Researchers aboard a Gulfstream V will study the sun’s rarely-seen outer atmosphere.Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:01:08 +0000You’ve Been Warned: Keep Your Drones Away From Military Baseshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/keep-your-drones-away-military-base-180964451/It won’t be long before the first legal shoot-down of an unpiloted intruder.Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:30:20 +0000No, Quantum Teleportation Won’t Let Us Send Instant Messages to Alpha Centaurihttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/no-quantum-teleportation-wont-let-us-send-instant-messages-alpha-centauri-180964463/Quantum computers may have other benefits for space exploration, however.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:51:55 +0000It’s Been a Bad Week for Chinese Drone Maker DJIhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/bad-week-dji-180964415/The world’s largest hobby UAV manufacturer takes a beating in the news.Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:45:05 +0000What Would It Take to Wipe Out All Life on Earth?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/what-would-it-take-wipe-out-all-life-earth-180964362/Hard to say, but a recent study paints too happy a picture. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:00:10 +0000U.S. Army Puts a Halt to Its Use of Chinese-Made DJI Droneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/us-army-stops-using-chinese-made-dji-drones-180964324/Security concerns lead to ban of a popular brand of UAV.Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:00:34 +0000WWII, As It Really Lookedhttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/long-forgotten-color-images-world-war-ii-180964300/A new book showcases long-forgotten color images of Britain in the Second World War.Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:09:28 +0000Automating Farming from the Skyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/automating-agriculture-sky-180964298/Agricultural drones don't get the attention they deserve.Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:00:00 +0000Comings and Goings in the NASA Familyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/comings-and-goings-nasa-family-180964274/An emotional sendoff for a space station crewTue, 01 Aug 2017 19:00:42 +0000Ashes and Waterhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/ashes-and-water-180964225/Despite new findings about lunar water, it still makes sense to mine ice at the poles.Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Anti-Drone Technology Could Become a Billion-Dollar Businesshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/there-are-plenty-ways-stop-droneif-allowed-180964214/Demand for drone countermeasures is growing rapidly.Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:11:41 +0000Dogfighting Over “Dunkirk”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dogfighting-over-dunkirk-180964136/Christopher Nolan’s new World War II epic contains some of the most thrilling aerial engagements ever staged.Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:00:50 +0000How to Be a Two-Minute Scientist on Eclipse Dayhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-participate-american-eclipse-180964144/With the first total eclipse over the U.S. since smartphones became ubiquitous, amateur researchers will be participating along with the pros.Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:47:34 +0000Cracking an Alien’s Genetic Codehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cracking-aliens-genetic-code-180964124/Detecting DNA—or its extraterrestrial equivalent—may be critical technology for future missions to Mars and the moons of the outer Solar System.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:00:00 +0000Into the Danger Zone, Tied to a Balloonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/danger-zone-tied-balloon-180964108/When you’re about to send someone on a solo ride to the stratosphere, you work through problems and put your faith in the math.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:23:26 +0000Crossing the Atlantic in a Mustang, With Mr. Conservative in the Pilot’s Seathttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/crossing-atlantic-mustang-mr-conservative-pilots-seat-180964068/Even when you’re the world’s best, it pays to be prepared.Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:32:47 +0000The Search for Extraterrestrial Artifactshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/search-extraterrestrial-artifacts-seta-180964061/SETI research is picking up on the other side of the Atlantic.Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:30:54 +0000These Dragonflies Are Steerable, Thanks to Bio-Engineeringhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/these-dragonflies-are-steerable-thanks-bio-engineering-180964015/Cyborg insects wearing saddles. Sure, why not?Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Nothing to Sneeze Athttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/nothing-sneeze-180964029/Alien dust can be a problem for human explorers.Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000A Toxic Cocktail on the Surface of Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/toxic-cocktail-surface-mars-180963965/New experiments on Earth may affect how we search for life on the Red Planet.Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:00:01 +0000Electronic Music Duo Looks to NASA’s Past for Inspirationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/electronic-music-duo-quindar-finds-inspiration-nasa-past-180963918/Wilco keyboardist, art historian team up to revisit the early space age.Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:00:00 +0000Most Mass Extinctions Have Been Due to Global Warminghttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/most-mass-extinctions-are-due-global-warming-180963910/Might the next one be caused by humans rather than volcanoes?Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:54:27 +0000These Companies Want to Revolutionize Trash Day on the Space Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/these-companies-want-revolutionize-trash-day-space-station-180963823/When the nearest dumpster is 250 miles away, recycling becomes a necessity.Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Flap Like a Dragonflyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/cause-it-sees-you-180963817/Bio-mimicry makes drones better.Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:30:35 +0000Vampires and Gnats: When Airplanes Do (or Don’t) Fit Their Nameshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/does-the-name-match-the-namesake-180960957/Aircraft and the creatures that inspired them.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Syrian No-Fly Zones Could Lead to the First Drone-vs-Drone Warhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-syrian-no-fly-zones-could-lead-first-drone-vs-drone-war-180963814/When it comes to UAVs in contested airspace, we’re in uncharted territory.Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:48:31 +0000Eagle Eyes for Flying Robotshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/machines-eagle-eyes-180963742/Making drones better includes improving their vision.Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:30:17 +0000Old Men, Older Airplaneshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/old-men-older-airplanes-180963748/In fine Air Force tradition, a retiring buddy makes his “fini flight.”Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:00:36 +0000