Air force

05.22.14
Elon Musk blames bribery for Air Force awarding rocket contract to a competitor
05.22.14

Elon Musk blames bribery for Air Force awarding rocket contract to a competitor

Remember that Air Force rocket contract Elon Musk was so peeved about? If you don't, let's recap:...

By R. Lawler,   05.22.14
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05.11.14
Self-healing plastic bleeds when cut, and that's a good thing
05.11.14

Self-healing plastic bleeds when cut, and that's a good thing

Wouldn't it be great if everything was as good at healing itself as our own skin? That's the conce...

By D. Cooper,   05.11.14
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10.23.12
Boeing tests microwave missile that knocks out electronics, represents our worst nightmare (video)
10.23.12

Boeing tests microwave missile that knocks out electronics, represents our worst nightmare (video)

Forget bombs or the robopocalypse. In our minds, the most fearsome weapon is the one that disables...

By J. Fingas,   10.23.12
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08.16.12
X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission doomed by bum missile fin
08.16.12

X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission doomed by bum missile fin

The latest attempt to go past Mach 5 with the X51A has finished badly again, as a broken fin cause...

By S. Dent,   08.16.12
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08.08.12
NASA's X-48C hybrid wing-body plane completes first test flight
08.08.12

NASA's X-48C hybrid wing-body plane completes first test flight

After planting a rover firmly on Mars' surface and testing a new methane-fueled lander, NASA has s...

By A. Santos,   08.08.12
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07.11.12
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter cockpit demonstrator hands-on (video)
07.11.12

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter cockpit demonstrator hands-on (video)

We spend hundreds of hours on board a variety of airplanes each year, most often en-route to a tra...

By Z. Honig,   07.11.12
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06.18.12
X-37B finally touches down, completing its not-so-secret classified mission (video)
06.18.12

X-37B finally touches down, completing its not-so-secret classified mission (video)

After more than a year of circling the globe, the US Air Force's X-37B has finally touched down at...

By T. O'Brien,   06.18.12
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03.13.12
Pain Gun vs. Reporter round two, reporter left feelin' hot, hot, hot (video)
03.13.12

Pain Gun vs. Reporter round two, reporter left feelin' hot, hot, hot (video)

You may not recall when 60 Minutes' David Martin took a shot at the Pain Gun, but it didn't end we...

By D. Cooper,   03.13.12
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03.09.12
Happy Biiiirthday Mr. USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane
03.09.12

Happy Biiiirthday Mr. USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane

The X-37B was only meant to stay up in space for a gestational nine months, but a full year has now...

By S. Sakr,   03.09.12
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