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The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Are you traveling anytime soon? Well, rather than sneering at the mere site of a TSA agent, maybe you should be stopping to give them a hug—because there’s a good chance that they’ve seen some crazy shit.

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Michael Nunez

January 21st

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Report: The FAA’s Drone Registry Will Be Public—Including Names and Addresses

On Monday, the FAA will launch its online registry for drone operators with the aim of collecting personal information from the owners of these unmanned aircraft. But according to a report from Forbes, all those names and addresses will eventually be publicly available. Which seems... kinda scary?

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Alissa Walker

December 18th

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Report: The FAA’s Drone Registry Will Be Public—Including Names and Addresses

On Monday, the FAA will launch its online registry for drone operators with the aim of collecting personal information from the owners of these unmanned aircraft. But according to a report from Forbes, all those names and addresses will eventually be publicly available. Which seems... kinda scary?

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Alissa Walker

December 18th

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In the Future, International Airline Travel Will Actually Be Fun Again. No, Really.

Traveling abroad is inherently thrilling — but then there’s that interminable, soul-sucking trek to get there. In the future, things might be very different.

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Bryan Lufkin

November 4th

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Boeing Wants To Harvest Electricity From the Roar of Your Plane Taking Off 

Jet engines are extraordinarily loud at roughly 140 decibels–and airports have struggled with mitigating their roar since the early days of commercial flight. An engineer at Boeing wants to make the cacophony more useful, if not silence it for good.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

September 22nd

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What Happens If You Take Frozen Liquids Through Airport Security

Nobody enjoys going through airports. Despite the miracle of air travel for the masses and the systems for funnelling the right people into the right places being a magnificent example of engineering and system design, it is basically impossible to board a plane without being intensely frustrated.

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James O Malley - Gizmodo UK

September 10th

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JFK Now Tracks Passengers’ Cellphones to Predict Airport Wait Times

The worst part about air travel isn’t the cramped airplane cabins, the terrible food, or the awkward security pat-downs–it’s all the waiting and lining up you have to do at the airport. So New York’s JFK is now using a new cellphone tracking system to predict just how long you’ll be standing around.

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Andrew Liszewski

August 20th

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NYC Is Razing and Rebuilding LGA, Everyone’s Least Favorite Airport

A panel of architects, engineers, planners, and lawmakers evaluating the future of America’s most-maligned airport released the results of their research to the public today. Their first recommendation: Tear it down!

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

July 27th

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Berlin Spends $16 Million a Month To Maintain This Never-Opened Airport

As the EU’s self-appointed morality police, Germany publicly spanked Greece earlier this month for being so financially frivolous. Well, Germany has its own money troubles! Namely, a catastrophe-riddled $6 billion airport that the country continues to pour money into—with no opening date in sight. Scheiße!

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Alissa Walker

July 23rd

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Meet the Robots That Will Help Run a Tokyo Airport

When I say “airport,” what do you think of? Pat-downs, overpriced Coors Light, screaming kids, broken sanity? In the near future, however, you could start associating air travel with robots: Airport halls may soon be filled with scuttling, helpful machines that’ll make flying less of a nightmare, and it’s starting at a major airport near Tokyo.

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Bryan Lufkin

July 8th

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