Airbus is pioneering a new cockpit concept that might scare some flyers: a windowless design that could improve aircraft design and safety in one fell swoop.

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Are your photographs always marred by terrible lighting? Now there’s a drone to give you a helping hand. MIT researchers have created autonomous helicopters equipped with lights to aid photographers in photo shoots.
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Amazon’s efforts to build a drone delivery service, Amazon Prime Air, have thus far been restricted by its inability to run test flights in the US. However, CNET reports that the company has filed a petition with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct outdoor flights from its R&D lab in Seattle.
Currently, hobbyists and drone manufacturers are allowed to fly drones in the US, but commercial businesses are restricted from doing so. Amazon’s filing is requesting an exemption on the grounds that it’s in the “public interest” because Prime Air fits the FAA’s own goal to get commercial drones up in the air.

Amazon revealed in its letter that it’s working on eighth- and ninth-generation vehicles that can travel at speeds of 50 miles per hour

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Amazon is getting serious about delivery by drones, and asked the F.A.A. for special permission to test them outdoors.

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