NEXT SATURDAY IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF JOHN ALCOCK AND ARTHUR WHITTEN BROWN’S NONSTOP BIPLANE CROSSING OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN FROM CANADA TO CONN(...)

Amy Johnson: in May 1930, she flew solo from England to Australia, the first woman to do so

Amy Johnson was born in 1903, the same year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight. It would seem that this was no mere coincidence. Johnson(...)

Kitty Hawk’s autonomous personal aircraft, Cora,   is designed to fly at speeds of up to 180km/h for about 100km before it needs to land and recharge. Photograph: Richard Lord/AFP/Getty Images

There has been much talk of so-called flying cars in recent months, with companies as big as Airbus claiming that they’re working on prototypes of adv(...)

The Solar Impulse 2 prepares to take off at Al Bateen airport in Abu Dhabi. Two Swiss pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, on Monday embarked on an attempt to fly around the world on the solar-powered airplane that is expected to last for five months and is aimed at promoting clean technology in the aviation sector. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Two Swiss pilots have on Monday embarked on the first attempt to fly around the world in a plane propelled only by energy from the sun.Bertrand Picca(...)

A still from one of the films taken by British Pathé around the time of the Easter Rising.

A priceless film archive which includes extensive footage of the Easter Rising and its aftermath has been released online by British Pathé. (...)

Edward Snowden at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport yesterday. Snowden is seeking temporary asylum in Russia and plans to go to Latin America eventually Photograph: Human Rights Watch/Handout/Reuters

Yesterday’s news that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is to seek temporary political asylum in Russia after three weeks in the transit zone of Moscow(...)