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Why you really get sick on planes – and how to prevent it

If you're about to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving, you're probably dreading the possibility that you'll catch a bug along the way. And with good reason: Many people come down with something nasty in the days following an airplane flight. Why does this happen, and how can you keep yourself from getting sick? » 11/26/13 11:05am 11/26/13 11:05am

Why flying on planes can make you sick - and how to stop it

If you're about to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving, you're probably dreading the possibility that you'll catch a bug along the way. And you're not alone. Many people report coming down with something in the days following an airplane flight. It's not like we're all lining up to lick the lavatory handles — so why can't… » 11/23/11 9:24am 11/23/11 9:24am

Major Discovery Could Lead to Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane

In the 1970s Wonder Woman TV show, the superheroine's invisible plane looked more like a glass plane. Which was, though not true to the comic, just as cool. And in fact a whole generation of TV-watching dorks grew up wanting glass planes as a result. Now those Wonder Woman fans may get their wishes. Researchers have… » 6/26/08 8:00am 6/26/08 8:00am

A Soviet Steam Train That Looks Like a Moebius Strip

Luigi Colani is a world-famous, legendary industrial designer from Germany who has been inventing futuristic vehicles since the mid-20th century. He used ergonomically sensible, futuristic designs featuring giant pods and provocative aerodynamics way before anyone even thought it possible. This extraordinary design… » 5/28/08 7:00am 5/28/08 7:00am