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Boeing's New Compact Laser Cannon Is Designed To Shoot Down Drones

Boeing announced this week that it has successfully developed a new compact laser weapon system. And watch your back drones — because this one has been made with you in mind.


Investigators: Plane Debris Is 'Conclusively' From MH370

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed what many pundits have been claiming since last week: Investigators agree that the flaperon discovered on Réunion Island belongs to Malaysia Airline Flight 370, which disappeared in March of 2014.


How We Will Find Out If The Discovered Plane Wreckage Is Part Of MH370

It’s been nearly a year and a half since Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared and investigators finally have their first big lead for finding the lost plane. A piece of an aircraft’s wing — a flaperon, to be specific — washed up on Réunion Island, 193 kilometres off the coast of Madagascar, 4,828km away from where investigators were looking. But we’re still a long way from many of the answers we need.


A Visual Explainer Of How Boeing Wrecked The Plot Of Black Hawk Down

Patents are often interesting, fanciful things, illustrating inventions that may or may not ever be built. However, when you turn a patent idea into a somewhat animated and slightly offensive explainer video linking the inventions to popular Hollywood war movies, the result is nothing short of art.


Boeing Dreams Of An Engine Powered By Lasers And Nuclear Explosions

Since we seem to be on the topic of fantastical power sources today, it’s my solemn duty to inform you that respected aeroplane manufacturer Boeing has aspirations to build a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions.


Watch A Boeing 787 Dreamliner Takeoff Almost Perpendicular To The Ground

Wow. Watch the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pull off an amazing aerial display in preparation for the 2015 Air Show. You can see the big bodied jet pretend it’s like a stunt plane and basically do tricks in the air. The most impressive has to be the take off though, the jet almost immediately goes nearly perpendicular to the ground once it starts flying.


US Air Force Can Use An Electromagnetic Pulse To Kill Enemy Computers

One of the US Air Force’s most high-tech weapons is a tool that can’t hurt people — but it kills electronic devices.


Toyota's Making Airline Seats That Can Adjust To Any Body Type

It’s a really good question: Why can’t airline seats be as comfortable, durable and adjustable as the ones in cars? In a partnership with All Nippon Airways, Toyota has come up with a new seat design it claims can make a “wide range of body sizes” comfortable. In economy, no less.


This Is The First 3D-Printed Part That's Approved For A Jet Engine

3D printing has just reached another major milestone as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has officially approved GE’s T25 as the first 3D printed part cleared for use on a commercial jet engine.


Boeing's New 737 MAX Is About To Make Flying A Little Less Horrible

Two incremental but important changes — wider seats and redesigned bins — have been announced for Boeing’s new 737 MAX, which will take to the skies in 2017. This isn’t just about passenger comfort either. The changes are also intended to make flying a lot more affordable.


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