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ADIFO: The hyper-agile, omnidirectional, supersonic flying saucer

April 3rd, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

ADIFO could resurrect the idea of flying saucers, promising extreme speed, efficiency and aerial agility At low speed, it operates like a quadcopter, at high speed, it’s a jet-propelled, highly efficient supersonic aircraft whose entire body acts as a low-drag wing. Those are the claims of the Romanian creators of this flying saucer that’s designed […]



Disposable delivery drones pass test with US Marines

April 3rd, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

The one-time use drones can carry more than 1,000 pounds of supplies. The US military is testing delivery drones that can transport supplies over long distances and be thrown away after each use. Made of cheap plywood, the bigger version of the two gliders being tested can carry over 700 kilograms, or roughly 1800 pounds. […]



Be prepared to bug out over this insect-inspired winged drone

March 23rd, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

A French inventor took to Kickstarter last week to raise funds for an insect-inspired winged drone called MetaFly. It generated quite a bit of buzz. At the time this article was published, more than 1,850 people had pledged more than $187,500 to bring the drone to market. Unlike traditional commercial drones, which use propellers to […]



Harman just patented a futuristic system of flying robot speakers for 3D audio

March 13th, 2019 at 6:45 am » Comments Off

Speakers could be moved around using quadcopters or even jet propulsion Harman, the audio company that was purchased by Samsung two years ago, has filed a patent for a sound system that uses robots to create the impression of surround sound (via Variety). The patent details how the speakers could move and hover around the […]



Drones are changing the way police respond to 911 calls

February 28th, 2019 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

Last week in a domestic dispute in Chula Vista, California, a woman driving a car repeatedly tried to hit a man on a motorcycle. The fight carried out across multiple city blocks until police arrived and arrested the man for alleged domestic violence and stealing the motorcycle and the woman for alleged assault with a […]



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