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United fliers can soon use PayPal’s new QR codes to buy chips and booze in the sky
The company is partnering with United Airlines to roll out in-flight QR code payments, starting at Chicago O’Hare.
How the stunt crew in ‘No Time to Die’ pulled off the film’s astounding motorcycle jump
A conversation with the special effects supervisor about that bike scene, donuts in the Aston Martin DB5, and a stunning seaplane shot.
Rolls-Royce’s zippy electric airplane wants to break speed records—and power air taxis of the future
The goal is to fly faster than 300 mph.
Kitty Hawk’s electric airplane will fly you around—with no pilot
Check out Heaviside, an air taxi designed to someday transport just one brave soul from point A to B.
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.