A Football With Wings Lets You Throw Farther Than an NFL Quarterback

The ultimate football fantasy involves throwing a last second Hail Mary pass into the endzone that ends up winning the Super Bowl. Such a fantasy usually requires you to have an NFL-caliber throwing arm, but the winged Raptor Football promises to give quarterback-like capabilities to almost anyone. Now we just need it… » 12/11/14 9:37am 12/11/14 9:37am

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire Investigation Blames Pretty Much Everybody

The Wall Street Journal reports that on Monday the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially released its report on the mysterious battery fires that grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliner fleet last year. And while they didn't identify what caused the actual short circuit, the NTSB puts the blame on a series… » 12/02/14 8:41am 12/02/14 8:41am

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Is the Ultimate Thanksgiving Flick

If you are going to sit down tonight and watch a post-turkey movie with the assemblage of humans who share your genetic matter, I highly recommend Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The 1987 John Hughes flick is funny and touching. Watching John Candy play a well-meaning but obnoxious slob is like watching Michael… » 11/27/14 8:00pm 11/27/14 8:00pm

9 Holiday Travel Horror Stories That Make Your Trip Seem Painless

Holiday travel sucks, and most people think that it sucks most around Thanksgiving. That's not necessarily true. However, that probably doesn't make you feel any better if you're reading this while stuck in an airport on the wrong side of the country with hours to wait before your flight leaves. These next nine… » 11/26/14 2:30pm 11/26/14 2:30pm

What's Your Worst Holiday Travel Horror Story?

We all have one of those holiday travel stories. That time you got to the airport and realized you forgot to click the buy button on the ticketing site. That time you stepped onto the train platform and the zipper on your suitcase broke sending all of your sweaters onto the tracks. That time you got on a bus and your… » 11/25/14 6:20pm 11/25/14 6:20pm

Watch a 55-Day Overhaul of the Largest Passenger Plane in Two Minutes

Emirates' very first mammoth Airbus A380 has racked up some crazy stats since first being delivered to the airline back in 2008. And after 3,000 takeoffs, 12.5 million miles, and 1.2 million passengers, it's no wonder the plane's first major checkup took a total of 55-days. Thanks to the magic of timelapse, though,… » 11/20/14 10:40am 11/20/14 10:40am

A Flying RC Car That's as Easy To Pilot as It Is To Drive

There was once a time when flying an RC plane cost thousands of dollars and required months of practice to avoid accidentally destroying your investment. That's no longer the case, because for just $60 Hot Wheels' new Street Hawk puts you at the controls of a bona-fide remote control plane that's surprisingly easy to… » 11/13/14 12:35pm 11/13/14 12:35pm

NASA Finally Tests Its Shape-Shifting Airplane Wings

First revealed to the public earlier this year, NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory have finally begun testing what they hope will be a revolutionary new airplane wing design that replaces moving parts with shape-changing assemblies allowing wings to bend and twist to maneuver a craft through the air. » 11/10/14 10:04am 11/10/14 10:04am

What to Do if the Pilot Passes Out and You Have to Land a Plane

So—your pilot passed out. The good news is the plane will probably have a sophisticated autopilot that can take care of most of the flying for you. The bad news is you will still probably have to land the damn thing. And since every aircraft cockpit is going to be different, it's not like you'd know exactly where to… » 10/29/14 2:30pm 10/29/14 2:30pm

This Is How You Fly 200,000 iPhones from China to the US

If you're hoping for a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and haven't nailed yours down yet, you're effectively screwed for the time being. But if you were one of the lucky 4 million buyers, there's a decent-ish chance your shiny new toy is in the photo above, where it just flew across the Pacific, boarded up with more than… » 9/15/14 2:58pm 9/15/14 2:58pm

Nike's Concept Jet for Pro Athletes Is a Luxury Lounge at 40,000 Feet

Pro athletes lead a very luxurious life, with trainers ensuring they're always in top physical shape. But they still travel in cramped airplanes that weren't designed for seven-footers. Teague design firm and Nike have come up with a solution: a super-luxurious concept jet that caters to a team's every need. » 9/09/14 11:45am 9/09/14 11:45am