Nuclear-Powered Vehicle Concepts from the Mid-20th Century

One of the promises of the Atomic Age was the notion that, one day, we would all be riding around in nuclear-powered cars, trains, and airplanes. Even if our roads were never filled with nuclear cars, many designers came up with prototypes and concept art for atomic transportation. » 8/17/13 1:00pm 8/17/13 1:00pm

Surviving a plane crash is more common than you probably realize

Planes are very safe, and chances are you've been told as much. "You're more likely to die on your drive to the airport than you are in the sky," and all that. But do you know why planes are so safe? It's not just because plane crashes are rare (though they most definitely are). It's also because even if you do find… » 11/13/12 6:40am 11/13/12 6:40am

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