Solar Impulse Fried its Batteries on Historic Five Day Flight

The Solar Impulse 2 trucked so hard on its record breaking, nonstop flight from Japan to Hawaii, it seems to have overheated its lithium ion batteries. The plane is now grounded for the next 2 to 3 weeks while engineers work to fix the damage and determine whether new parts will be needed to get the Impulse airborne… »7/12/15 10:04am7/12/15 10:04am

This Airport Lets You Feel Your Destination's Weather Before Taking Off

If you’re sitting at the airport and can hardly wait to get to your warm, tropical destination, you can get a small taste of the weather there before you even set foot on the airplane. The largest airport in Stockholm, Sweden, now has a nifty room called a “climate portal” that simulates weather conditions at your… »7/02/15 1:50pm7/02/15 1:50pm

"Uber for Helicopters" Is Gross, Absurd and I Want to Use It Every Day

Helicopter rides are fun and fast; and ridesharing apps are booming. These are the core ideas behind Gotham Air, a helicopter rideshare service that promises to get you from helipad to airport in six minutes. Do you need it? Definitely not. Is it amazing? We tried it — and yes, it absolutely is. »2/09/15 9:18am2/09/15 9:18am

Why the Human Body Can't Handle Heavy Acceleration

Our bodies are surprisingly resilient in many situations, but rapid acceleration is not one of them. While the human body can withstand any constant speed—be it 20 miles per hour or 20 billion miles per hour—we can only change that rate of travel relatively slowly. Speed up or slow down too quickly and it's lights… »10/01/14 3:53pm10/01/14 3:53pm

Ride Along With The Luftwaffe's F-4 Phantoms One Last Time...

Aviation photographer Frank Crebas takes us on a wild ride as he documents the final days of the Luftwaffe's F-4F Phantoms. The final German F-4 were officially put to rest on June 29th, 2013. For many, the days of howling bent wing wonders smoking up the skies over Germany will be sorely missed... »3/10/14 12:39pm3/10/14 12:39pm