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The Airbus A350 XWB is a family of long-range, two-engined wide-body jet airliners and the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. It can carry 250 to 350 passengers in a typical three-class seating layout, or maximum seating of 440 to 550 passengers, depending on variant. This plane is often considered a direct competitor to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Continue reading for more.

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Since the appearance of the B-2 Spirit flying wing stealth bomber in the 1990s, its similarities in role and shape to the Ho 229 has led many to retrospectively describe the Ho 229 as "the first stealth bomber". A static reproduction of the only surviving Ho 229 prototype, the Ho 229 V3, in American hands since the end of World War II was later tested by the U.S. military who found the basic shape, paint and laminating adhesive composition of the mockup copy would provide for 37% reduction in detection range against the Chain Home radar of the 1940s. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very intelligent dog who frees itself and friends from cages.

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Juliane Koepcke was a German Peruvian high school senior student studying in Lima, who dreamed of becoming a zoologist, like her parents. She and her mother, ornithologist Maria Koepcke, were traveling to meet with her father, biologist Hans-Wilhelm Koepcke, who was working in the city of Pucallpa. Unfortunately, the airplane was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm and broke up in mid-air, disintegrating at 3.2 km (10,000 ft). Koepcke, who was seventeen years old at the time, fell to earth still strapped into her seat. She survived the fall with only a broken collarbone, a gash to her right arm, and her right eye swollen shut. With her eyeglasses lost and one eye swollen shut, she struggled to no avail. She later found out her mother had initially survived the crash as well, but died several days later due to her injuries. Continue reading to see how she looks now.

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Reddit isn't just awesome for random internet goodness, but also useful information as well. For example, a recent Q&A asked pilots and flight attendants what they thought flyers should know, and here are some of the best responses. Starting off, did you know that pilots actually sleep in the cockpit? That's right, according to former airline captain John Greaves: "Do pilots sleep in there? Definitely. Sometimes it's just a ten-minute catnap." Continue reading for more.

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A man from China purchased a refundable first-class ticket aboard China Eastern Airlines that came with a complimentary meal at the airline's VIP lounge approximately 1-year ago. Every day since the purchase (after eating his meal), the man would then reschedule his flight for the following day. Then he'd return to the airport, eat, change his flight and go home. Eventually, China Eastern Airlines caught on to the man's ruse and confronted him. This was after officials noticed that his ticket had been canceled and re-booked an incredible 300 times over the course of one year. Since the ticket was fully refundable, the man was able to turn it in and get all his money back. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a great white shark attacking an inflatable boat.

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Drones are usually used for surveillance purposes, but the video you're about to see shows just how destructive they can be. The tests, conducted at the US Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California, show the Brimstone-equipped MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) scoring 9 direct hits against stationary and maneuvering targets traveling at speeds as fast as 70mph, while launching from up to 7-miles away at altitudes as high as 20,000 feet. Continue reading for the clip and more information.

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Called the Black Knight Transformer, this multicopter is essentially a remote-controlled machine which drives like a normal truck, but can also takes off and land like a helicopter. In the first recorded demonstration, the eight rotor blades are sprung out for take off, enabling the machine to cruise at up to 150mph in the air. The blades then fold back in while the truck is used for off-road driving. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Think of SkyRunner as both a dune buggy and plane, as it's capable of all-terrain driving and actual flight. The company designed this rugged vehicle to appeal to rescue teams and recreational enthusiasts, complete with its reflex paraglide wing technology that allows it to transform from car to aircraft in 3-minutes or less. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Have $40,000 (round trip between Abu Dhabi and London) burning a hole in your pocket and always wanted the private jet experience at first class suite prices? Etihad Airways "The Residence" is just for you. Located on the upper deck of the Airbus A380, the private cabins will accommodate up to two people and are described as "the world's most luxurious living space in the air", complete with a living room, separate double bedroom w/ensuite shower room and even the use of a personal butler trained by the Savoy Butler Academy in London. Official page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Remote-controlled drones are one thing, this Airbus A380 is another. Swiss RC aircraft enthusiast Peter Michel unveiled a giant scale model Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 that's powered by four JetCat P120 jet turbines, delivering around 30 pounds of thrust each. It weighs in at a hefty 155-pounds and has almost the same power to weight ratio as its 1.2 million pound counterpart. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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