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The 100 greatest innovations of 2021
The 34th annual Best of What’s New awards.
Poland’s new anti-aircraft system will hit stealth targets at supersonic speeds
The ground-based missile defense technology comes from the United Kingdom.
Inspired by a seed, this rotating drone will make your head spin
A small folding monocopter could someday conduct reconnaissance missions.
Watch a C-130 cargo plane grab a drone out of the sky
Catching a drone with a large aircraft can help the military reuse these flying robots—and perhaps even someday deploy swarms of them.
This solar-powered British drone will surveil from the stratosphere
The PHASA-35 has a wingspan of 115 feet—the same as a Boeing 737—but it weighs just 330 pounds. The goal is to keep in the air for a year.
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.