Helicopter

04.10.16
Watch an 18-rotor electric helicopter take its first manned flight
04.10.16

Watch an 18-rotor electric helicopter take its first manned flight

The Volocopter is one step closer to making personal urban flight a reality.

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09.15.15
ICYMI: Airbag moto-jacket, robotic landing gear and more
09.15.15

ICYMI: Airbag moto-jacket, robotic landing gear and more

DARPA's robotic landing gear creates a creepy-looking new helicopter look; motorcyclists are saved with a jacket that converts into an airbag and other fun stuff, all in today's ICYMI.

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09.14.15
DARPA gives an R/C chopper the legs of a dragonfly
09.14.15

DARPA gives an R/C chopper the legs of a dragonfly

These legs will allow helicopters to land practically anywhere.

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05.02.15
Unmanned cargo chopper shows off its search-and-rescue talents
05.02.15

Unmanned cargo chopper shows off its search-and-rescue talents

For three years between 2011 and 2014, the unmanned Kamen K-Max 1200 helicopter delivered more tha...

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04.27.15
Ultrathin membrane makes plane cabins 100x quieter
04.27.15

Ultrathin membrane makes plane cabins 100x quieter

While air travel is quicker and safer than driving, it's also louder. The continuous low-frequency...

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03.12.15
Gotham Air is the helicopter taxi you can order from your smartphone
03.12.15

Gotham Air is the helicopter taxi you can order from your smartphone

Gotham Air, a new ride-sharing service in New York City, has released its iOS and Android apps to...

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01.26.15
NASA wants helicopter drones to lead the way for Mars rovers
01.26.15

NASA wants helicopter drones to lead the way for Mars rovers

Rovers have a tough time getting across Mars' vast, unforgiving landscape. They can't see very far...

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