The Royal Australian Air Force launches a self-locating datum marker buoy during the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in 2014. The jet’s disappearance remains one of the great aviation mysteries.

Thinking Outside the Black Box

New technologies may offer alternatives to today's flight recorders.

That Neptune-size phantom would appear as a tiny dot in data from an orbiting NASA infrared telescope, but log onto backyardworlds.org and you may be the one to spot the dot—and rewrite the observational history of the solar system.

Is the Phantom Planet Real?

The race is on to detect a giant on the other side of Neptune, and you could be the one to find it.

Test pilot Jake Howard

How Many People Does It Take to Build a Bizjet?

Plenty. And some are doing jobs you’ve never heard of.

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