Jul 17, 2015

Experimental U.S. drone sets flight record

A U.S. experimental drone has set a record for the longest continuous flight of a craft of its size, staying in the air for three days, the International Aeronautical Federation said. The Orion prototype long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle, similar to the well-known Predator and ...

Hawaii-bound Solar Impulse sets record

Jul 3, 2015

Hawaii-bound Solar Impulse sets record

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said Thursday. The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any ...

An age apart: Two women witness three centuries

Jun 30, 2015

An age apart: Two women witness three centuries

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. The ...

World's second-tallest building twists upward in Shanghai

Jun 21, 2015

World's second-tallest building twists upward in Shanghai

The world’s second-tallest building, Shanghai Tower, will soon open in the Chinese financial capital with a twist — a 120-degree twist, to be exact. A triangular “outer skin” twists around a circular core, sending the glass-and-steel tower spiraling 632 meters (2,086 feet) into the ...

Jun 19, 2015

Last month was the hottest May in modern history

Last month marked the hottest May in modern history, continuing a troubling trend of rising global temperatures, U.S. government scientists said Thursday. “This was the warmest May on record,” said Derek Arndt, chief of the monitoring branch at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

'One Piece' sets Guinness World record for manga

Jun 15, 2015

'One Piece' sets Guinness World record for manga

The popular manga series “One Piece” was officially recognized by Guinness World Records on Monday as the comic book series with the most copies published by a single author. Shueisha Inc. had published more than 320 million copies of Eiichiro Oda’s series in 77 ...