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A new plane about the length and width of a car propels itself by electrifying air molecules to create an ionic wind.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Results from a new survey reveal cultural differences in whom participants prefer to be spared in fatal accidents.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Satellite imagery and artificial intelligence could help speed disaster relief by quickly mapping landslides.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Researchers examining the future of self-driving cars believe we can't expect to take our eyes off the road any time soon.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Researchers found that efforts to curtail tourism-related emissions have been outpaced by the industry's growth.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Just how dangerous is flying to your health?

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Scientists discussed the feasibility of battery-operated semi-trucks and airplanes at a meeting of physicists in Los Angeles.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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

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