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How Drones Could Become An Airline's Best Friend

Usually when you hear “drone” and “aeroplane” in the same sentence, what comes next is a moralistic tale about how irresponsible drone pilots pose serious threats to airlines. That’s why it’s kind of weird when one of Europe’s largest airlines partners with arguably the biggest civilian drone maker in the world.


The Crazy Weapons US Airport Security Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Are you travelling anytime soon? Well, rather than sneering at the mere sight of border security, maybe you should be stopping to give them a hug — because there’s a good chance that they have seen some crazy shit.


Report: The US FAA's Drone Registry Will Be Public, Including Names And Addresses

On Monday, the US FAA will launch its online registry for American drone operators with the aim of collecting personal information from the owners of these unmanned aircraft. But according to a report from Forbes, all those names and addresses will eventually be publicly available. Which seems… kinda scary?


If You're Travelling To North Korea, Expect Customs To Check Your Browser History

The same isolated, dictatorial nation that’s currently expanding its nuclear test sites also wants to attract more foreign tourists. But visitors are subject to a ridiculous battery of tech-combing security inspections — including a very fine-grained look at your internet habits.


Here's The First Airport To Run 100% On Solar Power

Cochin International in southern India is the world’s first airport to be run solely on power from the sun. It became totally energy self-sufficient in August. How’s it holding up?


In The Future, International Airline Travel Will Actually Be Fun Again

Travelling abroad is inherently thrilling — but then there’s that interminable, soul-sucking trek to get there. In the future, things might be very different.


Boeing Wants To Harvest Electricity From The Roar Of Your Plane Taking Off 

Jet engines are extraordinarily loud at roughly 140 decibels — and airports have struggled with mitigating their roar since the early days of commercial flight. An engineer at Boeing wants to make the cacophony more useful, if not silence it for good.


What Happens If You Take Frozen Liquids Through Airport Security

Nobody enjoys going through airports. Despite the miracle of air travel for the masses and the systems for funnelling the right people into the right places being a magnificent example of engineering and system design, it is basically impossible to board a plane without being intensely frustrated.


JFK Now Tracks Passengers' Mobile Phones To Predict Airport Wait Times

The worst part about air travel isn’t the cramped aeroplane cabins, the terrible food or the awkward security pat-downs — it’s all the waiting and lining up you have to do at the airport. So New York’s JFK airport is now using a new mobile phone tracking system to predict just how long you’ll be standing around.


Berlin Spends $US16 Million A Month To Maintain This Never-Opened Airport

As the EU’s self-appointed morality police, Germany publicly spanked Greece earlier this month for being so financially frivolous. Well, Germany has its own money troubles! Namely, a catastrophe-riddled $US6 billion airport that the country continues to pour money into — with no opening date in sight. Scheiße!


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