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The future has arrived in the form of a solar powered airplane making a trip around the world. The Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi yesterday with plans of going around the world. The Solar Impulse 2 is being piloted by the co-founders of this amazing plane, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg. The solar powered airplane will make 12 stops across the globe. The Solar Impulse 2 has 17,000 solar panels, and batteries, which allow it to fly day and night. The first stops are in India, Myanmar, and China. After that it will cross...

Not exactly what I expected from a U.A.V drone that costs about 1-million dollars. Video of this odd drone landing after the break. ...

At first pass a windowless jet sounds like a horrible idea. Who wants to sit inside an airplane for a long flight with no window view? Not me. The IXION Windowless Jet Concept manages to take a windowless jet and give it the most awesome views via an innovative display system. The interior of the jet is one large HD display that can show panoramic exterior views in real time from fuselage and wing mounted cameras. This technology can also use the screen for watching movies or doing in-flight video conference calls. The system is only...

The details on this odd looking airplane-helicopter-flying car are under wraps at the moment.  But a tiny bit of investigative work turns up the following clues; This "flying car" is made by a secretive Mountain View company operating near Google, named Zee.Aero. Zee.Aero is currently operating...

Looks like our fine US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (the FAA) lightened up the rules against passengers using their Personal Electronic Devices during the flight.  Oh joy… Candy Crush from gate to gate. ...

The folks at Parajet have just completed their second prototype flying buggy named the Skyrunner.  It isn’t cheap at $120,000, but how many options does one have for a flying car?  The Skyrunner is a high powered all-terrain car that doubles as a fan powered paraglider.  The 125 horsepower four-cylinder engine can achieve land speeds of up to 115 mph and gets to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds. Details and video of the Parajet Skyrunner after the break.

Not sure how you feel about the US government flying drones over American soil, but they are doing it.  Apparently folks sitting in traffic yesterday on Highway 98 have a drone crash to thank for their delays.  The QF-4 drone fell out of the sky in Florida yesterday and caused quite a bit of fire and black smoke.  Thick black smoke. ...

This has to be one of the best autonomous drones I have seen in a while.  Not only is it available for purchase today, it is incredibly well thought out.  The senseFly eBee UAV can fly pre-programmed flight path or can be flown by remote control.  The main purpose of the eBee is to create 2D/3D aerial maps.  Perfect for managing crops, wildlife,...

John Foden and Yannick Read live in the UK and love two things very much "“ bikes and flying.  Merge those two passions together and you have the XploreAir Paravelo flying bicycle.  Sure it is still not fully funded...

Yep, it was only a matter of time before the local food delivery guy on the scooter was replaced by a UAV remote control airplane??  The Burrito Bomber is just that, an unmanned autopiloted remote control airplane that can carry a 3-inch diameter 500 gram burrito.  The burrito is then dropped on the exact location and delivered by parachute. ...