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These Insect Sized Drones Are A New And Scary Addition to Army.

PD-100 Black Hornet was just an experiment back in 2009, developed by Norwegian company Prox Dynamics AS. And now it has been put to work by British infantrymen in Afghanistan, exploring possible routes for enemy ambushes or secretively flying over enemy compound walls for a look inside. The pocket-sized drones were exposed at the Association

Robot Aircraft Carrier Drone on FutureWeapons (Part 2 of 2)

This is a clip (part 2 of 2) from FutureWeapons documenting the Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS (Unmanned Combat Air System). Recent advances in robotics, sensors and artificial intelligence are used to engineer a drone aircraft that can perform naval missions and land on aircraft carriers autonomously. To develop this system, virtual prototyping and simulations are

Robot Aircraft Carrier Drone on FutureWeapons (Part 1 of 2)

This is a clip (part 1 of 2) from FutureWeapons documenting the Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS (Unmanned Combat Air System). Recent advances in robotics, sensors and artificial intelligence are used to engineer a drone aircraft that can perform naval missions and land on aircraft carriers autonomously. To develop this system, virtual prototyping and simulations are

FanWing a New Type of Aircraft

The FanWing experimental aircraft opens up a new area of aerodynamics Various designs to establish a means of integral lift and thrust using a horizontal-axis wing rotor are recorded back as far as the late 19th century. Some of the experiments started to take off but did not sustain flight. The FanWing series of prototype

Snow Chopper Made from Junk–in Antarctica

Let’s say you’re stationed in Antarctica at the McMurdo Station research center. And let’s say your job is to help maintain the fleet of snowmobiles the U.S. uses down there. And let’s say your former job skilled you in parts fabrication.

Inside a drone strike

We all know about the predator strikes going on in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other US battlefields around the world these days. What many of us don’t know, however, is that these are all controlled half a world away form Edvards airbase in Arizona, USA. We have all seen videos of predator strikes (and their results), but not of how its