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U.S. Navy’s newest warship is a drone

April 3rd, 2014 at 8:48 am » Comments Off

USS Zumwalt The U.S. Navy will christen its newest class of destroyers this month. The USS Zumwalt will be the first ship with a brain of its own.  

Zuckerberg explains why drones are better than balloons to deliver internet access

March 31st, 2014 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Facebook wants to place internet drones over specific population centers. Facebook and revealed their intentions last week to connect the developing world through aerial drones and satellites. Their plans drew the inevitable comparisons to Google’s Project Loon, which would field fleets of balloons in the Earth’s stratosphere. The similarities weren’t lost on Facebook founder and […]

The future of drones expected to transform agriculture

March 26th, 2014 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

80% of the commercial market for drones will eventually be for agricultural uses. Drones are moving quickly from the battlefield to the farmer’s field.  They are on the verge of helping growers oversee millions of acres throughout rural America and saving them big money in the process.    

China to deploy drones to control pollution

March 12th, 2014 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Drones will freeze pollutants in midair with 176 pounds of chemicals. China has decided to use drones on the front lines of its “war on pollution.” The drones will fire chemicals into the air, which will freeze pollutants and cause them to fall to the ground. Armed with 176 pounds of chemicals, which is expected to […]

Autonomous drones flock like birds

March 3rd, 2014 at 2:12 pm » Comments Off

Autonomous drone flock The first drones that can fly as a coordinated flock has been created by Hungarian researchers.  The team watched as the ten autonomous robots took to the air in a field outside Budapest, zipping through the open sky, flying in formation or even following a leader, all without any central control. (Video) […]

U.S. Navy to add futuristic laser weapon to its arsenal this summer

February 24th, 2014 at 5:14 pm » Comments Off

Laser Weapon System The U.S. Navy will turn fiction into reality when it deploys its first laser weapon aboard one of its ships this summer. The solid-state Laser Weapons System promises to be able to incinerate aerial drones and speedboats quickly and less expensive that today’s weapons, which typically relies on a finite supply of […]

Drones are the future of sports photography

February 24th, 2014 at 4:41 pm » Comments Off

Drones allow the filmmaker to get much closer to his subject. At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, drones were used to film ski and snowboarding events. But the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for sports photography is far from a passing gimmick. In fact, you should expect more and more athletic events to be filmed […]

Delivery drones that can scan your eyes coming soon to the UAE

February 14th, 2014 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

The UAE is looking to use drones to deliver government documents. Drone delivery could soon become a reality in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE government announced it is developing a plan to use drones to deliver “official documents and packages,” stuff like government IDs and drivers licenses.  

AirMule – an unmanned flying ambulance

February 5th, 2014 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

AirMule – flying ambulance drone Every second counts in a medical emergency. That’s why Urban Aeronautics, an Israeli startup, is developing an unmanned flying ambulance called the “AirMule” that combines the in-and-out agility of a helicopter with the ability to perform rescues in dense urban environments that are difficult to manuever through in a rotor-based vehicle. […]

Bird-inspired drone with robotic legs can perch on a branch

January 30th, 2014 at 11:52 am » Comments Off

Quadcopter drones are built specifically for an easy takeoff and stable flight, but landing can be a tricky task. They generally need to land on flat ground or risk toppling over.    

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