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Watch a fighter jet and drone make ‘wet contact’ for the first time
The F/A-18 Super Hornet received fuel from the Navy's Stingray drone in a key initial test.
Alaska Airlines is using artificial intelligence to craft flight plans that save fuel—and time
When AI designs the route, passengers arrive 5.3 minutes faster. Here's why.
These tricked-out planes could help save coral reefs from untimely deaths
Scientists have developed an airborne imaging technology that will allow them to spot ailing reefs up to 70 feet underwater.
America’s first bomber, ‘the flaming coffin,’ got its name for a reason
Also known as the “Liberty Plane," the vehicle was literally a hot mess.
How the war in Afghanistan revealed an evolving drone fleet’s mettle—and shortcomings
The cameras got better, but a Hellfire missile is still no scalpel.
The Army’s launching drones from dune buggies. Here’s why.
The future is starting to look a little more like a G.I. Joe scene.
This company is retrofitting airplanes to fly on missions with no pilots
Are we ready for airplanes with no humans in the cockpit?
Watch this French laser zap drones out of the sky
The system is one way for militaries and others to deal with rogue drones. Pew, pew!
Why does NASA keep launching Wright brothers’ stuff into space?
Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter, has a tiny piece of the 1903 Wright Flyer on board. Here's why.
How the burning heart of a jet engine functions without melting
For temperatures over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, these materials get the scorching job done.