Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Google has won the go-head in the US for a new sensor that uses miniature radar to track the motion of a human hand, allowing for touch gestures witho(...)

It is nearly impossible to know what’s really going on up in space

There is a seemingly minor administrative change in the new American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act. Passed unanimously by the US House of Represe(...)

Police and military personnel work among the wreckage of the Boeing-737 plane that crashed shortly after taking off from the Jose Marti airport in Havana. Photograph: EPA

More than 100 people died when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba’s worst air disaster in nearly 30 ye(...)

United Airlines said it would assume full responsibility for the death of a puppy dog in an overhead luggage compartment on one of its flights. File photograph: John Taggart/The New York Times

Two US senators yesterday unveiled legislation to explicitly bar airlines from putting animals in danger by placing them in overhead baggage compartme(...)

Paramedics and members of the New York Fire Department perform CPR on a victim of a helicopter that crashed into the East River in New York. Photograph: Reuters

A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City’s East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot escaped, police said. Two o(...)

On one of the busiest weeks for travel in the year, Atlanta airport suffered extended power failure forcing the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights and stranding travellers

Power has been fully restored at the world’s busiest airport after more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas t(...)

There are lots of ways to avoid the dreaded middle seat on planes, from checking in early to making the seating system work for you. Photograph: Getty Images

The only thing worse than enduring economy class on a long-haul flight is being consigned to the middle seat. In fact, even on short haul it’s far fro(...)

The temperature on planes plummets after take-off, with many of us reaching for a blanket to stay warm. Photograph: Getty Images

With between 90,000 and 100,000 of us passing through Dublin Airport and taking to the skies every day during the summer months, so we thought it was (...)

China’s  C919 taking off from Pudong airport in Shanghai on its maiden flight. Photograph: EPA

China’s homegrown C919 passenger jet completed its maiden flight on Friday, hailed as a triumph of the country’s soaring engineering prowess and a sig(...)

Harrison Ford will avoid action over his recent piloting mishap. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

US actor Harrison Ford will not be fined or lose his pilot’s licence over his latest aviation mishap, US federal authorities have said. Ford (74) has(...)

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