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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]
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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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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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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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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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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