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Printing out a plane, piece by piece

Printing out a plane, piece by piece

3-D printed parts are in planes right now, but manufacturers are proceeding carefully out of safety concerns

By | Posted March 27, 2017

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a research drone!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a research drone!

Scientists repurpose drones for environmental research

By | Posted February 29, 2016

Whatever happened to balloon jumping?

Whatever happened to balloon jumping?

It was all the rage back in the roaring 1920s, but this high-flying hobby has since faded into obscurity.

By | Posted June 9, 2014

Q&A: The science of feather forensics

Q&A: The science of feather forensics

Carla Dove, a forensic ornithologist at the Smithsonian, explains how plumage from bird strikes helps improve aviation safety

By | Posted November 1, 2012