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How It Works: The Flying Laser Cannon
Boeing's new laser cannon can melt a hole in a tank from five miles away and 10,000 feet up—and it’s ready to fly this year
How It Works: The Dreamliner’s Super-Efficient Powerplant
The GEnx engine, the powerplant of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, burns 15 percent less fuel than conventional jet engines by using fewer components and lighter composite parts. Flying in 2009, the...
Modular Space System
DARPA plans to test whether a group of mini-spacecraft can do the work of a larger satellite.
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...
Supersonic is Back (Quietly)
With little fanfare, the race is on to build a Mach 2.0 private jet with a reduced sonic boom.