Anybody who says NASA researchers don't know how to have a smashing good time has not met a team at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. They are test engineers whose job it is to make aircraft safer by crashing them.
We recently took a close look at the MeCam, a rather interesting programmable flying machine equipped with its own little camera that streams video to smartphones.
Humans dreamed of flying for hundreds of years before the Wright brothers, with some imagining human-powered aircraft would eventually take flight.
A robot and a drone have failed to complete their respective missions to inspect and measure contamination levels in Japan's hard-hit Fukushima nuclear plant which was damaged by a devastating tsunami in March.
The US Navy recently used a 50/50 biofuel blend to fly an MH60S Sea Hawk - a helicopter typically deployed for anti-surface warfare and combat missions.
A British engineer has designed a concept car capable of transforming itself into an airplane, helicopter or motorboat.
AVX Aircraft company has designed an SUV that can change into a helicopter in seconds, and has submitted the design to Darpa.
A US soldier has been arrested for allegedly leaking classified footage of a controversial 2007 helicopter strike that killed a dozen people in Baghdad.