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Oct 25, 2017

Drone Footage of Europe’s First 3D-Printed House

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, drones, habitats

Russia has become the first country in Europe to use a 3D printer to construct a real residential house. https://sptnkne.ws/fKYu

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Oct 23, 2017

The Pentagon Wants Drone ‘Swarms’ to Support Infantry

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI

DARPA asked robot-developers for a way to let small infantry units deploy swarms of 250 or more robots in urban areas.

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Oct 13, 2017

General Atomics ramping cubesat production, muses railgun smallsat launcher

Posted by in categories: drones, military, satellites

WASHINGTON — General Atomics is better known for building Predator combat drones and mining uranium than building spacecraft, but that could change as the company develops an interest in building defense-focused cubesats.

Also in the realm of possibility: using expertise from building railguns to design a large, electromagnetic cannon as a means to orbit small satellites.

Nick Bucci, vice president of missile defense and space systems for General Atomic’s Electromagnetic Systems Group, said the company has built 11 cubesats for the U.S. Army over the past seven years, and is gradually becoming more and more invested in space.

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Oct 13, 2017

Humanity Gets a Laser-Shooting, Drone-Slaying Dune Buggy

Posted by in categories: drones, military

Raytheon’s latest, craziest invention could keep troops safe from drone attacks.

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Oct 3, 2017

To Combat Radical Violence in America, We Need Radical Medicine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, drones, government, neuroscience, security, terrorism

With yesterday’s terrible shooting tragedy, I’m hearing lots of calls for more gun control to reduce violence in the US. But that’s essentially impossible to accomplish. There are 300 million guns in America. Congress faces a statistical impossibility to make a real dent in gun control and possession (politicians saying otherwise are playing you for votes—the gov is not going to go house to house to collect guns). HOWEVER, better ways to combat terrorism and gun violence could be achieved through better medicine and figuring out better ways to keep wounded peope alive. We should focus our energy and science money on treating trauma victims (and also on prevention of mental disease and sociopaths). Also, drones can be designed to seek out shooters in public places in 30 seconds and stop what they’re doing (instead of letting them shoot for 10 minutes). Why don’t major public venues and events have them yet? Ask you government? Demand better responses so our society is safer. Also, entreprenuers, get out there and do something about this. Hotels would pay big money for see-through-wall technology that would alert staff that someone has 20 weapons in a room. Lots of this tech is already here. All these terrorism and gun violence issues can be best figured out by tech and science. Stop sending prayers, and instead send some engineers and technologists to solve the problems. This tragic ongoing violence will continue until tech and science solves it.

“If you make the human body virtually indestructible, being wounded loses some of its relevance.”

America is reeling in shock from multiple shooting tragedies. The national feeling is that the violence is increasing in frequency and there’s no end to the angst.

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Sep 30, 2017

The future isn’t about hardware or software

Posted by in categories: drones, futurism

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It’s about making technology work for you.

Video : Selfie Drone which obeys your palm

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Sep 30, 2017

Passenger Drone lives up to its name with manned flight

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

There are quite a few companies working on developing drones for human transportation, but a new one has just jumped into the fray. With an almost fully developed prototype and plans to start producing them commercially next year, the aptly named Passenger Drone introduced itself by showing off a manned flight on its first prototype.

The company has been quietly working on its tech for the last three years and it has produced a lightweight, car-sized drone that can fly autonomously, be maneuvered remotely or be controlled manually. It’s lifted by 16 rotors and produces zero emissions. Passenger Drone says it plans to build five more prototypes and log over 1000 hours of flight time before proceeding with commercial production.

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Sep 28, 2017

Lockheed Martin reveals ‘Mars base camp’ to orbit red planet in 2028

Posted by in categories: drones, space travel

Lockheed Martin has revealed plans to set up a ‘Mars base camp’ orbiting the red planet — and says it hopes to launch it within ten years.

Using NASA’s Orion spacecraft as the command deck, the orbiting outpost could give astronauts the ability to operate rovers and drones on the surface in real time, helping us better understand the Red Planet and plan for manned missions.

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Sep 26, 2017

Dubai Stages First Public Test of Drone Taxis

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The self-piloting, electric Volocopter is less noisy and has a smaller physical and environmental footprint than a traditional helicopter.

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Sep 24, 2017

Scientists at the University of Southern California found a way to synchronise drones so they fly like a flock of birds

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