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

Betavoltaic Battery Could Power Your Laptop for Thirty Years

Research funded by the US Air Force Research Laboratory has come up with a breakthrough battery: a betavoltaic power cell that lasts for 30 years without a recharge. Made from radioactive material (I am writing this from my underground bunker) the batteries end their life being completely inert and non-toxic, so… » 10/02/07 8:15am 10/02/07 8:15am