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April 2013 | By J.R. Dailey
Before he designed the world’s most feared drone, Abraham Karem was just trying to get a robot to stay in the air.
April 2013 | By Richard Whittle
Why Europe wants its own satellite navigation program.
April 2013 | By Craig Mellow
Timing is everything.
January 2013 | By J.R. Dailey
University of Maryland students close in on the human-powered helicopter prize.
January 2013 | By Paul Glenshaw
Will UAVs become as indispensable for journalists as notepads and digital recorders?
November 16, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Robot insects are about to go commercial.
November 07, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Masten Space System's test vehicle, Xombie, took a nice ride this week.
August 16, 2012 | By Heather Goss
When the AirBurr flying robot crashes into an obstacle, it rights itself and keeps going.
July 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
These Pentagon mavericks want to launch spacecraft within a week of taking the order. Wish them luck.
July 2012 | By Todd Neff
1 visionary + 3 launchers + 1,500 employees = ?
January 2012 | By Andrew Chaikin
A retrospective of Burt Rutan's high-performance art.
January 2012 | By The Editors
For some reason the heli-camper never really caught on.
January 2012 | By James R. Chiles
Airplanes that go missing are often untraceable. Why is effective tracking technology being ignored?
November 2011 | By Michael Behar
The world's first all-composite airplane may fly again.
November 2011 | By Stephen Joiner
In their efforts to "ignite a new era of lunar exploration," the Google Lunar X Prize wants competitors to reach out through social media so the rest of us can follow along.
October 25, 2011 | By Heather Goss
Unmanned aerial vehicles redefine the term "nonstop flight."
September 2011 | By Michael Milstein
Robonaut 2—the humanoid robot soon to be tested as an astronaut’s helper on the International Space Station—is being powered up for the first time this morning (screen shot at left). Since arriving on the space shuttle last February, the robot has been sitting on its pedestal, lifeless. It won’t be commanded to move for a [...]
August 22, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
In the 1950s, engineers at Cleveland's brand-new supersonic wind tunnel battled shock waves, unstarts, and the local power company.
August 2011 | By Jeremy Davis
Sikorsky’s X2 is more hot rod than helicopter.
July 2011 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA