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First Airplane Flight Marks 111th Anniversary!

It was 111 years ago today that the world's first piloted, powered, controllable, heavier-than-air machine built and flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright took to the air.

December 17, 2014 — Dan Schlenoff
Technology Unlocks the Mysteries of Bird Flight

Technology Unlocks the Mysteries of Bird Flight

Bob Dylan asked: "Are birds free from the chains of the skyway?" Sure, this is a metaphor (in Dylan's case, for a lost love) but it works because the complexities of avian flight—from migration and navigation to group dynamics—have long been a mystery, one with a preponderance of ideas, but few firm answers.

September 24, 2014 — Starre Vartan

Stand Up for Science Journalism!

Staying informed has never been more important.