What the aviation industry is doing to reduce carbon emissions

Unfortunately, the answer is ‘probably not enough’.

Shooting stars: a look at the world’s speediest jet aircraft

Some of these planes fly so high they break off rivets.

How Virtual Reality is poised to change the aviation industry

When the two cross paths, the transformative potential could be immense.

NASA’s new futuristic airplane wing could revolutionize flight

This is a whole new way of designing plane wings.

Size matters: meet the world’s biggest jet engine

This beast is called GE9X — the largest jet engine ever built. Standing at 13 feet in diameter, it’s wider than a Boeing 737’s fuselage.

Why are jet engines so big in airplanes?

This might sound trivial, but did you ever wonder why modern jet engines are so big? MinutePhysics has the breakdown in this amazing video.

Military wants to use swarms of disposable “Cicada” drones: dropping flies behind enemy lines

A mini-drone that fits in the palm of your hand could give the military an upper hand on the battlefield by providing key intelligence readings. Hundreds of these small, plastic drones could be dropped off a flight and left to scatter across the battlezone. Though they don’t have any engines, these “Cicada” drones are equipped with sensors that help adjust the gliding pattern, directing the drone towards a dropzone with an accuracy within a couple of feet. These are hard to spot since they easily disguise as a bird from afar and once behind the lines can use their sensors and microphones to spy on enemy positions. These can also prove very useful for civilian missions, most notably for gathering meteorological data.

Why birds crash into planes and cars like a deathwish

Birds are experts at avoiding predators, quickly dodging out of harms way when felt threatened. Likewise, they’re fantastic at navigating through crammed environments very quickly woods or packed urban dwellings. Even so, when faced with high-speed objects like cars, not to mention airplanes, the birds seem to make little effort to fly off a path that means most certain doom.

Rare and amazing photos of the Wright brothers and their historic flights [GALLERY]

Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited as the first men who built an aircraft capable of manned controlled flight. The first manned flight by airplane (powered, controlled and heavier than air) occurred on  December 17, 1903,  when Orville flew at 120 feet (37 m) over the ground for 12 seconds, at a speed of only 6.8 miles per hour (10.9 km/h). Introductions are rather unnecessary,