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This Hilarious Optical Illusion for Birds Could Save Your Life

Birds and planes are a bad combination, but it’s not so easy to shoo our avian friends away from airport runways. Thankfully, scientists from France have stumbled upon an ingenious solution to the problem—an optical illusion that appears to scare the

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How the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Made Air Travel Affordable | Inverse

On September 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 was built, a wide-body "jumbo jet" that, at the time, became the largest civilian airplane in the world. Most US airlines have retired their 747s, marking the end of an era, but the Boeing helped make

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The Stratolaunch Will Soon Be the Largest Plane in the World

Over the years, man has built some truly colossal airplanes. But in 2016, an even larger aircraft is expected to take flight, and when completed, it will officially be the largest plane in the world. That massive aircraft is known as the Stratolaunch.

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15 Incredible Facts About the SR-71 Blackbird (With Even MORE Incredible Photos!)

The SR-71 Blackbird was a strategic reconnaissance (SR) aircraft built by Lockheed Martin and designed by Clarence Johnson. It took flight in 1964 and kept going until being retired by NASA in 1999. Although this next-gen-looking aircraft never made it to

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How Ordinary Folks Can Cheaply Fly on Private Jets

A lot of private planes are being underused or could fly empty going from one destination to another. That's where you can score deals.

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The craziest items people tried to bring on planes in 2014

Someone actually tried to get a blood-splattered chainsaw through airport security.

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Clean Sweep: F-35 Fighter Confounds Critics With Perfect Performance In First Tests At Sea

There's a tradition in the U.S. Navy that when missions are a complete success, a broom gets raised up the mast to signal a "clean sweep."  That's what happened on November 14 when the F-35C Lightning II completed its first series of developmen

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Watch the U.S. military's next-generation fighter jet float in mid-air

The Pentagon's long-awaited and extremely controversial F-35 fighter jet is the most expensive defense program ever. But finally, we may be starting to find out why the Defense Department has gone through all the trouble

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The Future of Transportation in Chicago

Airplanes on the lake, a bike superskyway, trains galore—and more bold ideas to reimagine how you get around the city.

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Military's Space Plane Program Eyes Future Hypersonic Flight

A new unmanned military space plane is being developed to launch small satellites into orbit and serve as a test bed for a futuristic fleet of hypersonic vehicles. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the government agency responsible fo