Archive for the ‘drones’ category: Page 150

Mar 22, 2016

What happens when you pair a top Hollywood stunt driver with one of the world’s best drone pilots?

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Mar 20, 2016

Apellix drone can paint homes and de-ice airplanes

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They’re taking over everything.

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Mar 19, 2016

Why the US has a shortage of military drone pilots

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Hmmm; could I set up a subcontracting firm full of top gun gamers/ pilots working with the US DoD? We see privatized Army, etc. And, with drones it’s more about the skills of a gamer meets military strategy as a former pilot. Maybe some possibility with the right funding and clearance checks in place on drone pilots.

But in many ways this is not like most other aircraft. The MQ-9 Reaper is the U.S. Air Force’s most advanced drone or “remotely piloted aircraft” in use today.

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Mar 18, 2016

Scientists Make Mini Fuel Cells That Keep Phones Charged For a Week

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POSTECH has created a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that not only adds life to drones but can also replace lithium-ion batteries in smartphones.

Battery life. Two words that can turn anyone who owns an electronic device into a total wreck. But scientists at POSTECH may have found the solution to prevent you from having a panic attack each time you see your device almost out of juice.

Prof. Gyeong Man Choi and his Ph.D. student Kun Joong Kim have developed a miniaturized solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) powerful enough to extend the flying time of drones to more than an hour. And that’s just the start.

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Mar 18, 2016

Army Sees Lasers, Hoverbikes and Nano Drones in Future Force

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A technology official described her pursuit of a future force that includes high-powered lasers a self sustaining combat outposts.

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Mar 16, 2016

The revolutionary chipmaker behind Google’s project Tango is now powering DJI’s autonomous drone

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A few weeks ago DJI unveiled its newest drone, the Phantom 4, the first craft to offer robust obstacle avoidance at a price the average consumer can afford. It relied on computer vision to power its autonomous flight, and since DJI had shown off this kind of tech before, we assumed that all the hardware on the Phantom 4 was homegrown, or backed by a giant like Intel. But today the chipmaker Movidius announced that its latest offer, the Myriad 2, was at the center of the onboard processor powering the Phantom 4’s incredible new abilities.

As it turns out this isn’t the first time Movidius has partnered with a big name to develop cutting edge technology. Back in 2014 its first chip, the Myriad 1, was revealed as the brains inside of Google’s first generation of Project Tango tablets. After a decade toiling in relative obscurity, the small 125 person company is suddenly poised to emerge as a leader at the intersection of several major markets — from drones to phones to virtual reality — which are looking for ways to enable cheap, power-efficient computer vision.

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Mar 14, 2016

Calling all MacGyvers: DARPA’s Improv program invites you to DIY a bomb

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking techies to help fight terrorism. The US military, after spending decades in a struggle to defend itself against improvised weapons, is now inviting inventors to get explosively creative.

Whatever device this article is currently being read on, in the wrong hands, could become a weapon. Technology such as USBs, off-the-shelf software and cell phones have all been deployed against US or US-backed forces. Now the US hopes to return the favor, according to Ars Technica.

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Mar 13, 2016

A spectacular display of drone technology

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By Intel.

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Mar 12, 2016

Tree Planting Drones

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Since the dawn of human civilization, the global tree count has fallen by 46%. Drones could fix this…

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Mar 12, 2016

Lost in the woods? A drone may find you

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Scientists developed a new method to give drones the skills to follow hiking trails in search of lost hikers.

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