Safe Airports Are a Myth

Shotguns are not allowed through airport security. But what does that matter if you can build one from items purchased in an airport gift shop? The break-action shotgun pictured above was made from Red Bull cans, a hair dryer, batteries and a can of Axe body spray – and it can blast a handful of pocket change through… » 12/03/13 9:50am 12/03/13 9:50am

Plague of bunnies is damaging cars at the Denver International Airport

If you park your car at the Denver International Airport, you run the risk of having it damaged, but not by human vandals. The airport parking lot is suffering from a recurring invasion of rabbits, and these bunnies have a particular taste for ignition cables. » 2/16/13 11:00am 2/16/13 11:00am

What a human being looks like going through an airport baggage X-ray…

Who hasn't wondered what it would look like if someone hopped inside one of the machines that X-ray bags at the airport? DJ Deadmau5 apparently obliges by riding the conveyor belt and showing us his inner beauty. Any sense if this is real? » 1/06/13 12:00pm 1/06/13 12:00pm

Giant Gollum sculpture goes fishing in the Wellington Airport

Visitors to the Wellington Airport can now dine beneath the hungry eyes of Gollum. In honor of the upcoming Hobbit movie, the Weta Workshop has installed a 13-meter sculpture of the Ring-obsessed creature reaching for some tasty New Zealand rainbow trout. » 10/27/12 9:00am 10/27/12 9:00am

Proposed future London airport would float atop the Thames

While the UK government is contemplating building an airport east of London, a handful of architects have already put forth their visions for an airport within the city limits, looking to the River Thames as the site of the new runways. Architecture firm Gensler imagines a future London airport set atop a series of… » 9/08/12 5:00pm 9/08/12 5:00pm

The Manchester Airport's virtual assistants are wigging passengers out

Late last month, the Manchester Airport installed a rear projection greeter designed to update travelers on airline regulations. It's not a hologram, but passengers have been attempting to put their hands through it and converse with it. London's Luton airport are installing similar virtual assistants called Holly and… » 2/21/11 8:45am 2/21/11 8:45am

Airport Sleepboxes Could Make Layovers Tolerable

Sick of curling up on airport benches and worrying about someone stealing your carry-on? Russian firm Arch Group imagines rentable, capsule-inspired Sleepboxes lining the world's airports, providing a secure place to catch up on work and catch some Zs. [Dezeen] » 11/11/09 9:30am 11/11/09 9:30am