The wonders of flight never cease to amaze, even when you've got a grasp of the science behind them.
Horrifyingly, redirecting or crashing the hijacked plane is well within this app's capability.
Most in-flight wireless Internet only works when your plane is over land, but United is introducing a new system that works over oceans.
Sometimes, things are incredibly useful. Sometimes, like this live wind map, they are nothing short of hypnotic. This live flight tracker falls into the hypnotic category.
Helicopters are amazing. They're big, complicated, noisy machines that fly in a perpetual state of borderline instability, but can somehow magically hover in one spot in midair. As it turns out, this comes in particularly handy if your fancy R/C P-51 Mustang just landed at the very top of a tree.
We're a big fan of gadgets over here at DVICE. We'll take any and all, from cyborg cockroaches to climate-controlled seats. And of course, the ubiquitous smartphone. But there's one place where even we are not allowed to use our beloved devices: on an airplane. As it turns out, there may be very little sense as to why.
For those who travel a lot you know the one lonely bit of comfort you can control on a plane is the air vent above your seat. And by control, generally that means on or off. Someday soon however, you might feel greater comfort as researchers have been looking at ways to redesign seats to allow for individual climate control.
The military, since it has bigger sticks than everyone else, always gets its hands on all the coolest toys before the rest of us do. Eventually, military tech does make its way into the civilian market, and in about five years, you'll be able to buy your very own commuter-sized version of the V-22 Osprey planeocopter.
There's a ton of weird Hello Kitty-themed stuff out there. Like this toaster that prints the iconic cat's face on it, for instance, or a full-sized recliner. Both pale in comparison to this, though. This is a Hello Kitty jet, and it's not just an exterior paint job — the inside's fully decked out, too.
NASA has been actively encouraging aerospace companies to start working on the next generation of passenger airliners, and we've been impressed by futuristic designs from Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Northrop Grumman revealed its design last week, and it probably looks familiar: it's basically a giant B-2 stealth bomber that you can ride inside.