An emergency landing system that passengers can activate

ON NOVEMBER 9TH 2018 a Piper Dakota light aircraft flying over Iowa broadcast a distress call. The pilot seemed to have suffered a heart attack. One of the other three people on board, a student aviator, had taken over the controls, but to no avail. The plane crashed shortly afterwards, killing all four. How often […]

Miniature flying robots

At team at the wonderfully named Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have created some tiny hovering robots. They are about the size of a house fly. So far, they can only fly tethered to a battery pack and controller, with battery technology still the limiting factor. To make flying machines this small […]