Airforce

05.27.14
The US Air Force's oldest bomber is now a flying network
05.27.14

The US Air Force's oldest bomber is now a flying network

The B-52 may be one of the US Air Force's most reliable bombers, but it's not exactly a technology...

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04.25.14
SpaceX's reusable rocket worked, now it wants more government business
04.25.14

SpaceX's reusable rocket worked, now it wants more government business

Elon Musk has been trying to build a better rocket for awhile -- and now he's getting serious abou...

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02.24.14
OS X still vulnerable to SSL bug, and other news for Feb. 24, 2014
02.24.14

OS X still vulnerable to SSL bug, and other news for Feb. 24, 2014

Last Friday, Apple issued an emergency software update to iOS 7 and iOS 6 which closed a security ho...

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08.10.13
Air Force might shutter satellite- and space junk-tracking Space Fence soon
08.10.13

Air Force might shutter satellite- and space junk-tracking Space Fence soon

We imagine the Air Force is none too pleased that Space Fence might shutter as soon as September 1...

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05.06.13
Final X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission achieves Mach 5.1, record flight length
05.06.13

Final X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission achieves Mach 5.1, record flight length

With the third X-51A WaveRider failing to reach hypersonic speed due to a fin failure last August,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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