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The image shows a flight simulator with a cockpit with controls, as well as a set of screens with a pilot's view of the plane's surroundings.

Researchers are learning how to train pilots for the unexpected.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The most modern aircraft and most direct route are not always the most environmentally friendly options for air travel.

Kimberly Hickok, Contributor

The technology is progressing quickly, but the main challenge may be overcoming our fears.

Brian Owens, Contributor

A new model assesses the likelihood of a driverless car crash.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Research suggests that acceleration can stabilize shaky suitcases.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists find that soybeans attract fewer flocking birds than wheat or corn.

Teresa L. Carey, Contributor

Nasty weather can make map apps unreliable.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The 2-ton, 11-foot high tower of glass was first installed in 1859 and still guides ships today.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

Genetically modified super algae may be our ticket to the production of cost effective biofuels.

Benjamin Deaver, Contributor

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