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10 technology trends to watch in the COVID-19 pandemic

May 15th, 2020 at 12:31 am » Comments Off

The coronavirus demonstrates the importance of and the challenges associated with tech like digital payments, telehealth and robotics. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated 10 key technology trends, including digital payments, telehealth and robotics. These technologies can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus while helping businesses stay open. Technology can help make society more resilient […]



Virginia town where drone deliveries are daily

April 5th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Paul Sensmeier awaits his drone delivery Futurist Thomas Frey has predicted that drones will become the most disruptive technology in human history. In a quiet residential neighborhood in Christiansburg, Virginia., one happens to be disrupting the work of two landscapers. The workers silence their weed eaters, looking to the sky in wonder as the whining […]



World’s first internationally piloted drone delivery

April 4th, 2020 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

At present, 170 countries are affected by the pandemic, COVID-19. The rate of infection continues to rise fivefold on a daily basis across the world, and the data continues to highlight the transnational force of contagion. To date, there is no unifying or effective method to treat the disease or its spread, which would need […]



Helicopter drone is made to drop bombs on forest fires

March 30th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

The QilingUAV JC260, loaded up and ready to go  One of the good things about drones is the fact that they can safely be flown in conditions that would prove hazardous for crewed aircraft. That’s where the JC260 unmanned helicopter comes in, as it’s designed to fight forest fires. Created by Chinese manufacturer QilingUAV, the […]



Man “walks” dog with a drone while in quarantine

March 28th, 2020 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

This is some next level problem solving As preventative measures against COVID-19 are increasing around the world, more and more folks are staying inside. This is especially fantastic news for pets. They have no idea what’s going on, but suddenly their humans are home all the friggin’ time. Literally pet heaven. However, stricter lockdown rules […]



Drone swarms use nets to catch other drones in flight

March 16th, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Sandia National Laboratories researchers leading the MARCUS project are working to develop a system that addresses current and future national security threats posed by small unmanned aircraft systems Robotics engineers from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) are developing drones that can capture hostile drones in flight. Funded by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, […]



Elon Musk: ‘F-35 fighter jets would have no chance against drones’

March 10th, 2020 at 5:31 pm » Comments Off

  Elon Musk has suggested Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II fighter jets, which are a key part of the Morrison government’s $200 billion investment in defence, would “have no chance” against an autonomous drone in the battlefield. “The fighter jet era has passed,” Mr Musk said at the US Air Force’s Air Warfare Symposium in […]



US Navy deploys first anti-drone laser dazzler weapon

March 2nd, 2020 at 1:45 am » Comments Off

Artist’s concept of a laser weapon in action The US Navy has successfully installed its first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) laser weapon aboard one of its warships. During dry-dock operations, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) received the stand-alone laser system, which is designed to blind the sensors on Unmanned Aerial […]



Hydrogen-fueled Drones Will Inspect U.S. Gas Pipeline

February 6th, 2020 at 2:57 pm » Comments Off

Public-safety drone consultancy Skyfire Consulting has announced a partnership with UAV company Doosan Mobility Innovation and hydrogen-fuel service provider ReadyH2 to tackle a pipeline-inspection project for an unnamed American company. Doosan will deploy a hydrogen-powered octocopter. The drone sports a hydrogen-powered generator fueling two hours of flight time per mission over nearly 50 miles. ReadyH2, […]



Chinese scientists create ‘game-changer’ methanol battery that keeps drone in the air for 12 hours

December 26th, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

Developers of FY-36 say they overcame ‘tons of problems’ to create alcohol-fuelled battery that allows 15kg (33lb)6 drone to fly for up to 12 hours With 15 test flights under their belt, Chinese team achieve methanol-powered flight before German company Scientists working on a drone development programme created a “game-changing” methanol-powered fuel system that kept […]



Turkey is getting military drones armed with machine guns

December 20th, 2019 at 2:39 am » Comments Off

The Songar drone can accurately hit targets from hundreds of metres away, according to its manufacturer A drone with a machine gun attached can hit targets with high precision, according to its makers. Turkey is set to become the first country to have the drone, when it gets a delivery this month. The 25-kilogram drone […]



Jet-powered VTOL drone is like a quadcopter on steroids

December 13th, 2019 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

The current AB5 JetQuad prototype has a claimed top speed of 250 mph (402 km/h)FusionFlight While propeller planes certainly do have their place, sometimes the extra speed and thrust of a jet engine is what’s really needed. Dallas, Texas-based FusionFlight has applied that sort of thinking to quadcopter-style drones, resulting in the AB5 JetQuad. According […]



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