Existing technology could make air travel faster, more fuel efficient and cheaper, but the control system won't be updated until 2025. We hear why and what passengers can expect in the meantime. Also, getting healthcare reform through the Senate, and tensions between Venezuela and Colombia are being fueled by the drug trade, human rights, oil, presidential egos--and US military bases.
Banner image: : A television monitor shows inbound flights at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport August 26, 2008 in Linthicum, Maryland. A computer malfunction at a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Georgia was to blame for the massive flight delays around the country. Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images