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Virginia Tech researchers, who explored how the nocturnal creatures are able to fly by flapping their wings, are now hoping to apply the technology in micro air vehicles. The researchers used experimental measurements of the movements of the bats'
However, the experiment failed to pay dividends, with the footage showing two of the skyliners plummeting through the air at incredible speeds before deploying their parachutes. After failing to make it across, a third participant followed later on.
The Singapore Airshow is in full swing , and those who are on the scene to do business have the chance to stop and take in flight displays from fighter jets and new airliners. (Above, the South Korean Air Force's aerobatic team, the Black Eagles,
A New Zealand hang-glider pilot convicted of criminal negligence for causing a woman to fall to her death may be deported from Canada. William Jon Orders, 51, failed to connect Lenami Godinez-Avila, 28, during a tandem flight and caused her to fall
Boeing has named one of its top officials, Maureen Dougherty, as the new president of Boeing Australia and the South Pacific. Ms Dougherty will succeed Ian Thomas who took up the job in 2009 and now goes to Beijing as president of Boeing China.
ET The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, shown flying past the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, have scrapped their U.S. shows due to budget cuts. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press) Canada's famed Snowbirds aerobatic flying team has been forced to cancel all shows
Last month, I finally got around to watching "Flight," the Robert Zemeckis film starring Denzel Washington as the pilot who amazingly (and drunkenly) flips an airliner upside down to stop an uncontrolled dive and save nearly everyone on board. The
10 Washington: A new extended video reportedly shows Felix Baumgartner's epic jump from the space around 128,097 feet high and gives space enthusiasts or adventurers a chance to relive the moment. The extended video from Felix Baumgartner's
Scientists studying the amazing gliding proficiency of an Asian species known as the paradise tree snake say it does two things as it goes airborne...Researchers led by Jake Socha, an expert in biomechanics at Virginia Tech, replicated in a plastic
Air Force say development and delivery of a new aerial-refueling tanker is still on track, despite a Pentagon report released this week warning that the $52 billion program could be delayed six to 12 months during testing...Defense Department report