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For Crop-Duster Pilots, Wind Towers Present Danger

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'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

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Suspicious travel companions: Bacteria can survive for days on surfaces inside a plane. But that doesn't mean you have to take these critters home with you. Benjamin Arthur for NPR hide caption

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The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane, flies over Switzerland. The makers will be journeying across the U.S. this spring, hoping the flight helps challenge assumptions about what solar technology can do. Courtesy of Solar Impulse hide caption

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Solar-Powered Plane Uses Its Lightness To Fly In The Dark

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