May 2012: The New Age of Flight
Features Jet Setters Three concepts for making commercial travel greener, cleaner, and quieter. by Andrew Rosenblum and Rose Pastore China...
Three concepts for making commercial travel greener, cleaner, and quieter. by Andrew Rosenblum and Rose Pastore
China Takes Off
The largest nation on Earth is flying more people more places than ever. Its effort to do so without destroying the environment could show the rest of the world a better way to travel. by James Fallows
The Mach-1 Suit
Inside the gear that should keep Felix Baumgartner alive as he attempts the longest free fall ever. by Steven Kotler
How engineers are tackling the most difficult challenge in aviation design: the electric airplane. by Seth Fletcher
The Human Element
Why fighter pilots will still win in a dogfight. by C.J. Chivers
The world’s greatest paper-airplane engineers go head to head. by Corinne Iozzio
- The Goods: May 2012’s Hottest Gadgets
- The Fastest, Lightest, Most Maneuverable R/C Jet Plane
- Testing the Long-Awaited Fisker Karma Plug-In Hybrid
- A New Five-Core Chip Makes Smart Devices More Versatile Than Ever
- Headphone Technology That Actually Helps Hearing Loss
- Smartphones Will Become the Only Device Hard-core Gamers Need
- Making Preserved Food Actually Taste Good
- Changing The Teeth On The World’s Largest Tunnel-Boring Machine
- Bio-Armor: Printing Protective Plates From Patterns In Nature
- Pumping Gas Into Commercial Airliners
- Rough Sketch: “I Build Flying Robots”
- Who Is To Blame When A Robotic Car Crashes?
- Curious Things That Fall From The Sky
- The New Planetary Habitability Index
- You Built What?!: A Portable X-Ray Machine
- Turn Your Old Notebook Into A Touchscreen Tablet
- Gray Matter: In Which I Play With White Phosphorus
- Simple Project of the Month: Build A Time-Lapse Camera Stand
- FYI: My Dog Is A Very Good Listener, But How Much Can He Understand?
- FYI: Where Is The Center of the Universe?
- FYI: Is the Glass Really Half-Full?