Sentinel 1 satellite spreads its wings

When Sentinel-1 is placed in orbit around Earth in a few weeks, it has to perform a complicated dance routine to unfold its large solar wings and radar antenna. Engineers have recently been making sure the moves are well rehearsed.

New type of pterosaur may have hunted on foot

A new kind of flying reptile from the late Cretaceous has been identified from bones found in Romania's Transylvanian Basin.

Team traces evolution from feathered dinosaurs into birds

The first wings on feathered dinosaurs were pretty useless, new research shows, meaning they'd have found it hard to take off and fly at low speeds.

This fake flying video duped the 'Net

I really wanted this video to be real, but alas, after just a few days going viral, the Dutch engineer who shot it has 'fessed up and admitted the clip was faked.

Planes should look more like birds, says team

Planes designed to look like birds would be more aerodynamic than traditional shapes, say a pair of engineers in California and South Africa.