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Super Jumbo Jet Clips Smaller Plane at JFK

Super Jumbo Jet Clips Smaller Plane at JFK

An Air France super jumbo jet taxiing out to the runway clipped the tail of a regional Delta plane at JFK Airport last night, spinning it forcefully. The huge Air France A380, which can seat over 500 passengers, struck Comair flight 6293, which had just landed from Boston and was taxiing to the gate. There were 62 passengers and four crew members on board the smaller plane, and fortunately, no one was hurt. See the video after the cut.

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F-35 ejector seat gets tested using 600mph sled and a dummy

F-35 ejector seat gets tested using 600mph sled and a dummy

The USAF and the companies and suppliers that are working on the new F-35 fighter jet that is overdue and over budget right now test every component of the aircraft for operation and reliability. The aircraft is capable of some very fast speeds and since it is a military aircraft odds are at least one pilot will need to eject from the jet at some point in its operational life.

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Yacht Concept Shows That Huge Boats Can Fly [Video]

Yacht Concept Shows That Huge Boats Can Fly [Video]

Yachts are generally a good way for a concept to become reality. There's generally enough money being tossed around at any given moment on a yacht that, say, including an iPad-controlled thermostat (and many other functions) just seems logical, and not superfluous. But, there's a line where you have to look at a design, especially for something like a yacht, and just shake your head. Perhaps even roll up the plans, and start working on something else. For designer Phil Pauley, having a dream is one thing -- but making it a reality is something entirely different.

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NASA Showcases Airplane Designs for 2025

NASA Showcases Airplane Designs for 2025

With technology becoming more advanced every day, and even the way we build our vehicles getting better at a rapid rate, it's no surprise to see some of the designs for what the future of airplanes may look like. NASA issued a request to Boeing, Northrop Gurmman, and Lockheed Martin to design what the airplanes of 2025 may look like, and all of the manufacturers came back with their own take on what the future of flight may look like.

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Google Sponsoring In-Flight WiFi This Holiday Season

Google Sponsoring In-Flight WiFi This Holiday Season

Today, Google announced that they would be sponsoring more WiFi hotspots this holiday season. Following in the steps of their endeavor last year, which saw WiFi support for free in airport terminals across the country, Google sees fit to expand the service. They're now going to sponsor free in-flight WiFi, but only for the holiday season.

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Eurocopter X3 Hybrid Helicopter Adds Two Aircraft Wings to the Design

Eurocopter X3 Hybrid Helicopter Adds Two Aircraft Wings to the Design

Helicopter manufacturers all over the world are trying to find ways to make the aircraft faster, and yet keep the ability to hover in tact. With designs and concepts out in the world, only a few companies have been able to get working prototypes up into the air. In the United States, United Technologies' unit Sikorsky is hard at work on their own prototype, called the X2, so it's no surprise that the largest civil helicopter manufacturer in the world, Eurocopter, is tossing their hat into the future-copter market. They officially unveiled their X3 prototype on Monday.

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Canadian Student Builds Human-Powered Ornithopter, Actually Flies It

Canadian Student Builds Human-Powered Ornithopter, Actually Flies It

When it come to flight, there aren't a lot of "firsts" out there still to be accomplished. One of the great ones, though, pondered over by inventors and flight enthusiasts for over a hundred years, has been a human-powered ornithopter. And now, thanks to a Canadian engineering student, that dream can now be crossed off the list. Instead of blissfully dreaming about it, you can now watch it on video.

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Autonomous Glider Can Land on a Wire

Autonomous Glider Can Land on a Wire

When it comes to unmanned aircraft, there's pretty much plenty to choose from. And that's not even counting the many that the armed forces have at their disposal. But, there's just something about this little autonomous glider that we couldn't ignore. Not only does it look like a kid's toy, but it also has the ability to do something quite extraordinary, and suggests that the future of our UAVs is a robust one.

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