Aviation

AI Wields the Power to Make Flying Safer—and Maybe Even Pleasant

From cutting delays to cutting edge autopilot, the computers are coming to help. The post AI Wields the Power to Make Flying Safer—and Maybe Even Pleasant appeared first on WIRED.

A Russian Volcano Just Erupted for the First Time in Centuries

Kambalny, the southernmost volcano in Kamchatka, erupted unexpectedly over the weekend, sending ash up over the Pacific Ocean. The post A Russian Volcano Just Erupted for the First Time in Centuries appeared first on WIRED.

National Noise Map Charts Americans’ Aural Misery

Work from government cartograph-ears puts transportation-related noise in perspective. The post National Noise Map Charts Americans' Aural Misery appeared first on WIRED.

Flight Lab: Inside the Model Plane Shop Where NASA Flies the Future

Here's where NASA tests the next generation of aircraft—and the wings that could fly on Mars. The post Flight Lab: Inside the Model Plane Shop Where NASA Flies the Future appeared first on WIRED.

The TSA’s New Ban on Laptops in Cabins May Not Be the Worst Thing

The #electronicsban bears the marks of a targeted reaction to a specific threat. The post The TSA's New Ban on Laptops in Cabins May Not Be the Worst Thing appeared first on WIRED.

Flight Lab: Take a Ride in a 747 That NASA Turned Into a Huge Telescope

NASA cut a giant hole in the side of a jumbo jet, and pointed a telescope the size of Hubble through it. Scientists use it to watch the birth of stars. The post Flight Lab: Take a Ride in a 747 That NASA Turned Into a Huge Telescope appeared first on W...

Airbus Is Serious About Planes With Swappable Spas—Seriously

They even ran an experiment at San Francisco's legendary Crissy Field. The post Airbus Is Serious About Planes With Swappable Spas—Seriously appeared first on WIRED.

Drive a Car Like You’d Fly an F-35 With Augmented Reality

A new way of seeing things will change the way you move. The post Drive a Car Like You’d Fly an F-35 With Augmented Reality appeared first on WIRED.

Mr. Trump: Here’s Why You Really Want to Spend $4 Billion on Air Force One

If you want a plane that can survive just about anything, open your wallet. The post Mr. Trump: Here’s Why You Really Want to Spend $4 Billion on Air Force One appeared first on WIRED.

The Evolution of Airline Cooking Tech, From Quicklime to Sous Vide

If you think sitting in a metal tube at 30,000 feet is hard, try cooking a steak up there. The post The Evolution of Airline Cooking Tech, From Quicklime to Sous Vide appeared first on WIRED.

Flee Your Family Aboard This Flying Saucer Concept

Or, someday, use it for your commute. The post Flee Your Family Aboard This Flying Saucer Concept appeared first on WIRED.

Frequent Flier Miles Are Kaput—The Game’s About Credit Cards Now

You may feel betrayed, but there's still a way to score rewards in the air. The post Frequent Flier Miles Are Kaput—The Game's About Credit Cards Now appeared first on WIRED.

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