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The post-9/11 flight security changes you don’t see
A shift in attitude towards handling hijackings is just one of the many complex and often controversial changes instituted over the past 20 years.
The FAA wants to know why Richard Branson took a detour during his space flight
The civilian mission experienced problems that are just coming to light.
Russia wants to launch little drones off of other drones off of ships
The concept, from a Russian equivalent to DARPA, involves flying machines acting like airborne runways for other drones that can then conduct surveillance.
The Barracuda puts a wild spin on aircraft design
This fascinating tilt-rotor is one of many contenders to carry out missions such as rescuing downed Air Force pilots.
Fighter pilots, meet your AR adversaries
Air Force aviators could soon be training against synthetic enemies—aircraft generated by the augmented-reality display in front of them.
These machines were supposed to help win the war in Afghanistan. What happened?
In 2002, PopSci explored the tech the US was deploying in the conflict's early days. Here's what to know about these airborne tools of war, past and present.
Bell wants to soup up tilt-rotor aircraft by adding jet engines
The newest concepts from Bell are machines that can take off and land like helicopters—and then zoom at jet-like speeds.
Russia’s new stealth fighter is a bargain worthy of a Bond villain
That's Checkmate, Mr. Bond: What to know about a mysterious new fighter jet out of Russia—and its superficial similarities to the F-35.
What it’s like to rescue someone at sea from a Coast Guard helicopter
Incidents tend to rise in the summer. We flew in a big MH-60T chopper and watched dramatic practice scenarios unfold first-hand.
What Biden’s big executive order means for the internet, air travel, and more
A sprawling executive order released on Friday tackles a slew of tech topics while focusing on competition and consumer choice.