Tag: flight

  • Google Flight Search Expands into Europe

    Getting the cheapest flights is often a concern, especially if you’re traveling internationally. Google Flight Search is a quick and helpful tool for locating the best prices for flyers, but when the service was launched, it was available only for US-based travelers. Google just recently expanded the service to cover more countries. Read more @…

  • Flying Squirrels Can Adjust Speed and Flight Dynamically

    Flying squirrels, a tribe of 44 species of the family Sciuridae, might look reckless as they fling themselves through the air, but scientists have reported that there is a certain measure of finesse involved. The squirrels are able to actively manipulate the furry membrane that stretches between their wrists and ankles to control the speed…

  • How Mosquitoes Manage to Fly in the Rain

    Mosquitoes are able to fly adeptly during a rainstorm as well as under clear skies, but how do they manage that feat? Since mosquitoes weigh 50 times less than raindrops, shouldn’t they be crushed by the rain? David Hu has discovered otherwise. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • 3D-Printed Cubic Kite Shouldn’t Fly But Does

    At first when you look at this strange looking kite, you’d think that it wouldn’t be able to get airborne, because of its shape and complexity. But this somewhat large, cubic structure is fully capable of flight. Read more @ Technabob

  • Google Chromebooks Fly Free on Virgin America

    Yes Google Chromebooks are now available, but I bet that you haven’t really given one a try. Starting today, and until September, Google will lend you a Chromebook on select Virgin America routes. You’ll even get free inflight Wi-Fi to go with. I can already see sales getting a boost because of this. Read more…

  • Backs and Birds

  • Checking Valuables On Flights

    Matt Mullenweg of WordPress fame had a nasty surprise when coming through the Philadelphia airport. Most of his very expensive Nikon camera gear was missing from his checked luggage. Here is a list that he posted on his blog: Nikon D3 Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Leica M8 Leica 50mm f/1.0 Noctilux…

  • Virgin Galactic

    Virgin Galactic is planning a new type of plane that will go into space.