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Solar-powered plane takes off from Japan for trans-Pacific crossing


The Solar Impulse.A solar-powered plane took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey round the world, a trans-Pacific crossing expected to be the toughest part of the trip.
   

USAF celebrates 20 years of GPS


altTwenty years ago, the United States Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved Full Operational Capability. As of July 17, 1995, a total of 24 satellites were on orbit, providing global 24-hour coverage. In the two-decades since, GPS has been woven into nearly every aspect of human activity, from military operations to sports.
   

Joint US, Israeli device seeks to reduce airflow drag


An AH-64E Apache.U.S. Army and Israeli scientists are conducting testing and research on active flow control devices as a means to reduce drag on future Army aircraft.
   

U.S. Defense Department to develop UK hoverbike


A prototype hoverbike.The dream of a manned, truly functional hoverbike is a step closer to reality after British and American engineers announced a deal with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop and build the vehicle in the States.
   

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