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Racing the Sun
A solar-powered plane gears up for a round-the-world flight
Planes, Trains and Supersonic Spaceships
PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
Hackers Breach the Joint Strike Fighter Program
Cyberwarfare ratchets up as intruders siphon information from the Pentagon's most sensitive and expensive weapons program. Are Chinese hackers responsible?
All Aboard the AeroTrain
A vertical-takeoff concept commercial plane could get you in the air faster
Flight of the Jetpack
An innovative personal flying vehicle tests successfully and gives renewed hope for a Jetsons-like future
A Top Gun Weekend
See photos and video from Lakeland, Florida, where the world's best radio-controlled jet builders square off
Fake Diamonds are a Turbofan’s Best Friend
A zirconium dioxide coating could provide real protection for an airplane's engine
The Key to Better Boarding
Scientists uncover the secret to faster plane boarding--but it turns out nearly anything would be speedier than the current system
Fly the Eco-Friendly Skies
Environmentalists and everyday air travelers alike are growing increasingly aware of the airline industry's greenhouse-gas problem. As demands for greener air travel grow, will technology come to the rescue of the jumbo jet?
The Top-Secret Warplanes of Area 51
Stealth jets? Hypersonic bombers? What's really being developed at the military's most famous classified base?