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The Federal Aviation Administration Is Looking Into Pilotless Commercial Flights [Aviation]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Art, artic, Ati, Av, Aviation, Bes, Boeing, Bp, Brin, bus, business, cat, Cia, clear, color, Commercial, day, de, Display, Drones, Ds, Dust, E, Ea, EC, Et, F2, Faa, Feeds, ff, Flight, Flights, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Industry, Insitu, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Lane, Les, Light, lights, MER, mid, mini, Mod, Ms, Nes, Nexten, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Plane, Planes, Play, Port, Q, quant, Rc, Research, Roboaviation, Robots, RSS, Rv, ScanEagle, sea, search, serve, sight, Sport, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, thefuture, TI, transport, Transportation, TV, Us, V, Via, what, X1

The FAA wants to bring the aviation industry into the 21st century, and one particularly terrifying area of their research, announced today, is the possibility of commercial planes that fly themselves. What could go wrong, besides just about everything? More

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HBO TV Shows Available To Download From PlayStation Network [Playstation]

by on May.25, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, aila, and, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, Ati, Av, Blood, Bp, cat, Ces, chords, clear, color, Curb Your Enthusiasm, D3, dash, de, digital, Display, down, download, Downloads, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Entourage, Et, ff, Flight, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hbo, Hbo playstation, Hd, Home Automation, i7, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Light, Love, mid, Mod, Net, network, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Playstation, Playstation 3, playstation network, ps, PS3, psn, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Show, Shows, Sony, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, TI, time, Time Warner, tour, true, True Blood, TV, TV shows, TVs, Us, V, VSH, War, Warner, Wes, work, X1

Curb Your Enthusiasm , True Blood , Entourage, Big Love, Flight of the Conchords—these are just some of the TV shows that PS3 owners will be able to download after Sony and HBO-owners Time Warner join forces. More

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The Guy Who Flew Thousands of Passengers As a Fake Pilot [Airplanes]

by on May.17, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, Airplane, Airplanes, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, artic, Ati, Av, Aviation, Boeing, Bp, bus, business, C6, Cam, cat, cc, Cense, clear, color, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Engine, Et, Fake pilot license, ff, Flight, Flight Simulator, Flights, Flying, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, License, Light, Light simulator, lights, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, plan, Plane, Planes, Play, Pr, Print, Printing, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Sim, Simulation, Simulator, Style, Tag, tech, Thomas Salme, TI, TV, Us, V, Via, X1

This is Thomas Salme , a maintenance engineer who became a Boeing 737 pilot by flying a few nights in a flight simulator and printing a fake airliner pilot license. Amazingly enough, he flew passengers for thirteen years without any incidents. More

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A Simple Photo of a Plane Taking Off…From Head On [Image Cache]

by on May.11, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, and, AR, ash, Bag, boingboing, bold, Cam, Canon, clear, day, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Et, fashion, Flight, Gallery, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, Home Automation, Id, Im, Image cache, Imagecache, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, Lde, Lens, Light, Mod, Net, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, photo, photography, PI, plan, Plane, Plane take-off, Planes, Play, Q, Rc, rom, sight, Sim, source, Space, Style, Tag, TI, Via, X1

How do you possibly snag this shot (without dying in a spectacular fashion)? A bold pilot, an even bolder helicopter pilot, and a Canon 20D with 70–200mm lens. Read the whole tale here: [ Air&Space and MikeShorePhoto via boingboing ] More

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195 Splashing, Rippling Wallpapers [Photography]

by on May.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, AR, Art, ash, Av, Canon, cat, Cia, clear, Dc, de, Display, DROPS, Ds, DSLRs, E, E3, Ea, Emi, Et, Flight, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gm, hal, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ion, Isp, Judge, Led, Light, Mod, Nikon, Of, om, One, order, Padd, paper, photo, photography, Play, ps, Q, Rc, rip, Shooting challenge, Style, Tag, TI, Top, Wall, Wallpapers, Water, Water drop, X1

For this week’s Shooting Challenge , we’ve brought in a special guest judge. Martin Waugh is not only a master of catching water drops in flight; he’s oft-labeled the inventor of the “drop collision” shot. More

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New Lego Space Shuttle Is the Ultimate Nerdgasm [Lego]

by on May.08, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 303, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, AR, ash, Ati, Ces, clear, D3, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Epa, Et, F2, Flight, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ion, Isp, Launch, Launches, Lego, Light, Manned space program, mid, Mod, Nas, Nasa, Nerd, obama, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, Ram, Rc, Sad, Shuttle, Space, Space Shuttle, Style, Tag, TI, time, Us, Watch, X1

NASA’s space shuttle is near its sad end —along with the US manned space program . As we watch the last launches , I’m glad Lego is releasing this new Lego Space Shuttle set.

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New Lego Space Shuttle Is the Ultimate Nerdgasm [Lego]

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Boeing Shows Off Futuristic Fighter Jet Designs [Fighter Jets]

by on May.08, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 4G, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, Aircraft, AR, Art, Ati, Av, Aviation, Boeing, bus, business, C6, cc, clear, Concept, Concepts, de, design, Designs, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Et, Fcc, fighter-jets, Flight, Flights, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, ITA, itc, Jet, Jets, Light, lights, mid, Military, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, raf, Rc, Show, Shows, Signs, star, Style, Tag, TI, TV, Us, Via, Weapons, X1, XP

The US military is gonna need some new fighter jets at some point, probably after 2025. It’s never too early for Boeing to start pitching for their business! More

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The X-51 Waverider Aircraft Ready for Hypersonic Action [Aircrafts]

by on May.07, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 300, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, aerospace, age, Ai, Air, Aircraft, aircrafts, and, AR, ash, Ati, Av, Aviation, Boeing, bus, business, Cf, clear, Crafts, dash, de, Defense, Display, Ds, E, Ea, eco, Engine, Et, Flight, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Hell, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, Jet, Light, Mac, Mach 6, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Play, Q, raf, Ram, Rc, Sonic, Space, Style, Tag, Test, TI, Us, Via, Wave, WaveRider, X-51, X1

Remember the fiery X-51’s scramjet test that looked like hell? This is the final aircraft—the Waverider—ready for its maiden flight. It’ll fly at Mach 6 for 300 seconds.

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The X-51 Waverider Aircraft Ready for Hypersonic Action [Aircrafts]

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Air Force’s Falcon Hypersonic Glider Disappears Mysteriously [Aircrafts]

by on Apr.28, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, Air Force, Aircraft, aircrafts, and, app, AR, ash, Ati, Ces, clear, Crafts, dash, de, design, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Epa, Et, first, Flight, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ir, Isp, Light, Lost, Mac, Mod, My, nin, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Play, Q, raf, Rc, Red, rom, Sonic, Style, Tag, Target, Techno, Technology, Test, TI, Us, X1

The Air Force’s Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 —designed to attack global targets at Mach 20—has disappeared nine minutes into its first test flight, just after separating from its booster. Contact was lost, and it hasn’t been found yet. More

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