Doughnut-Delivering Drones Provide Hope for the Future

June 05, 2017 1 min read


First, there were cronuts. Now there are dronuts. No, they’re not delicious fried rings of cake from the Italian city of Dro. Last week, doughnut-toting drones (get it?) delivered confections to public servants […]

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BAE Systems announces crazy plan to grow drones in a vat

July 05, 2016 1 min read


Building aircraft is so old-fashioned, right? Now, growing them in a lab like heavily armed mutant vegetables; that’s the future. Or so defense firm BAE Systems would like you to think. The company […]

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Airbus is solving the space debris problem with pseudo-satellites that fly forever

June 07, 2016 1 min read


Last month I posted an article including a video visualizing 58 years of space debris orbiting Earth. It’s a worrying situation, with some 171 million pieces of debris estimated to be up there. […]

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Would you pay $3 to be lazy and have a drone deliver your cup of coffee?

April 29, 2016 1 min read


Starbucks seems to be leading the way in getting a fresh cup of coffee into your hands as quickly as possible by allowing you to order ahead. The drink should then be waiting […]

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US Army will put nano-drones in soldiers’ pockets by 2018

April 06, 2016 1 min read

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The US military has been using drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) for years, but they’re mostly large, long-range aircraft. That’s going to change by 2018 as part of a new Army program to deploy “Soldier […]

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Hexacopter provides navigation assistance to walking robot

October 06, 2015 1 min read

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Walking robots are getting much more capable all the time, but rough terrain can cause even the most agile robot to stumble. A walking robot can only see so much of its surroundings […]

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US Navy has built a flying submarine drone

April 02, 2015 1 min read


Drones are becoming an ever larger part of the military, but their use has mainly been restricted to the skies. The US Navy has been experimenting, though, and we could soon see a […]

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Unmanned army drones are getting their own airport in Texas

December 12, 2014 1 min read

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It’s no secret that the US military is heavily invested in drone aircraft for reconnaissance and combat, but you might never have known how much until now. The US Army has announced its […]

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Pocket Flyer micro-drone weighs only 80g and stays aloft for two hours

October 23, 2014 1 min read

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People are trying to figure out ways to use drones for everything from delivering beer to collecting whale mucus. No matter the application, power and size are a concern. If you want a […]

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Delivery drone flies like a plane, lands like a helicopter, has a 30km range

July 28, 2014 1 min read

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Amazon made news a few months ago when it announced plans to eventually deliver packages with a fleet of drone aircraft. It sounds neat, and is undeniably futuristic, but many of today’s drone […]

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MIT teaches a drone to perch on power lines so it can recharge during flight

June 23, 2014 1 min read


One of the biggest issues facing the use of flying drones is their limited range. The problem comes down to weight. Batteries are relatively heavy, and if you want to carry a payload, […]

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Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace

April 14, 2014 1 min read

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What’s that in the sky? Oh, just a Google drone going about its business doing (we are assured) good things. Google’s drone ambitions are legend at this point, but the company is taking […]

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