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  1. Hybrid Drone Aims for the Best of Both Worlds

    Soylentnews.org - Technology 10.07 / 14:21 soylentnews.org
    Phoenix666 writes:What do you get when you cross a plane with a blimp? A Plimp. That's not a joke, it's what the thing is actually called. Manufactured by Seattle-based Egan Airships, the 28-ft (8.5-m) unmanned aircraft has a helium-filled envelope allowing for blimp-like buoyancy, while its winged rigid body allows it to travel quick-ish like a conventional drone.When the Plimp is taking off and landing – or just hovering on the spot – its two wings rotate so that the electric mot…
  2. Japan to Get Surveillance Drones Provided by Northrop Grumman

    Combataircraft.com - Military 10.07 / 04:31 combataircraft.com
    "Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $130,469,576 contract for the Japan Global Hawk program," the release said. "This contract includes long lead material to initiate the program for three global hawk block 30 (I) air vehicles, two ground control elements, enhanced integrated sensor suite, spares, and a site…
  3. 3D printed drone: “How 3D printing helped us save 40% time on our product development process”

    Sculpteo.com - Technology 10.06 / 17:05 sculpteo.com
    3D printing can truly be handy when it comes to your pr […] The post 3D printed drone: “How 3D printing helped us save 40% time on our product development process” appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources |…
  4. Video: Hybrid drone aims for the best of both worlds

    Heavyliftnews.com - Industries 10.06 / 17:04 heavyliftnews.com
    The Plimp should hit the market in 2018 AIRCRAFT Ben Coxworth October 4th,…
  5. Terrorize the Skies with This Anglerfish-Inspired Drone

    Thetoyinsider.com - Toys 10.06 / 15:02 thetoyinsider.com
    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… fish? Thanks to Alpha Group US‘ Drone Force: Angler Attack, kids ages 8 and up can light up the skies with a creature from the darkest depths.… read more The post Terrorize the Skies with This Anglerfish-Inspired Drone appeared first on The Toy Insider…
  6. Incredible Drone Footage From No Mercy 7 Mustang Crash

    Fastmusclecar.com - Auto 10.06 / 13:24 fastmusclecar.com
    This is incredible footage from No Mercy 7 where Stevie Jackson and The Shadow almost took flight, captured with this amazing drone footage from the guys at 1320Video. luckily, the driver got away unharmed, but the video definitely gives you will close and personal footage of what happens when a vehicle catches air. More Muscle […] The post Incredible Drone Footage From No Mercy 7 Mustang Crash appeared first on Muscle…
  7. DARPA Invests in Anti-Drone System for Small Craft

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing in technology to help Coast Guard boats and military vehicles defend against the threat of small drones. Small unmanned aircraft grow less expensive and more readily available every year, and when weaponized, they pose an array…
  8. Uses of Drones

    Roboticmagazine.com - Technology 10.06 / 09:44 roboticmagazine.com
    Drones are used more and more all the time. It is for sure that we will see more applications in the near future, due to increasing battery power and auto piloting capabilities. Here is a summary of uses of drones at present: Military Examples: Reconnaissance or Attack drones   Visual inspection, photography or video recording […] The post Uses of Drones appeared first on…
  9. Types of Drones

    Roboticmagazine.com - Technology 10.06 / 09:44 roboticmagazine.com
    Planes: Unmanned planes follow the same principle as manned planes, which is based on lifting the aircraft by means of pressure differential lifting force at different sides of the wings, when a propeller in the front pushes the air towards the wings. Planes fly forward faster than helicopters or multirotor drones but they cannot hover […] The post Types of Drones appeared first on…
  10. What is a drone exactly?

    Roboticmagazine.com - Technology 10.06 / 09:44 roboticmagazine.com
    So, what are drones? They can be defined as robotic devices, without a human on board, that are either remote controlled by humans or moving autonomously. Almost everyone, immediately thinks that drones represent only flying unmanned vehicles, but technically it is not true. Unmanned Ground or Sea Vehicles are also drones. However, our focus in […] The post What is a drone exactly? appeared first on…
  11. Ameren Illinois utilizing drones in the interest of safety and community service

    Riverbender.com - Illinois (IL) 10.06 / 09:44 riverbender.com
    ALTON - Ameren Illinois crews have another tool in their arsenal against outages and natural disasters - DJI Phantom 4 drones.The power company now has 36 drones being utilized to safely observe damage Continue…
  12. Drone mid-air collision with Army helicopter probed by NTSB

    Federal investigators will undertake their first probe of a mid-air collision between a civilian drone and a traditional…
  13. A Phantom 4 drone hit a helicopter over New York and the drone came off worse

    Newslookup.com - Technology 10.06 / 08:10 newslookup.com
    The occupants of an Army helicopter flying over New York had a lucky escape recently when it collided with a Phantom 4 drone. It's believed to be the first known case of a drone colliding with a manned aircraft in the U.S. The post A Phantom 4 drone…
  14. Trial of drone and van delivery service

    Idtechex.com - Technology 10.06 / 05:00 idtechex.com
    Mercedes-Benz Vans, US drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop have started a pilot project in Zurich to test an efficient van and drone-based system for on-demand delivery of e-commerce…
  15. Logan Paul Arrested for Flying a Drone in Rome

    Findlaw.com - Law 10.06 / 04:11 findlaw.com
    Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Trending All Day, and something called Clevver are reporting that Logan Paul was arrested in Rome for illegally flying a drone over the Colosseum. Paul, a barely sentient bad hair day that somehow has a camera incessantly trained upon itself, unsurprisingly filmed part of his alleged…
  16. 12 Views of Drone World Expo

    Eetimes.com - Electronic Engineering 10.06 / 02:49 eetimes.com
    Commercial drones are ready to take off at Airbus, GE, Facebook, Google and elsewhere but air traffic control systems to manage them are still at least a year…
  17. You Can No Longer Fly Drones Near the Liberty Bell

    Phillymag.com - Philadelphia 10.06 / 02:26 www.phillymag.com
    The days of creating fancy drone videos of Independence Mall are over. The Federal Aviation Administration has announced a ban on drone flights within 400 feet of 10 national landmarks, including Philly’s Independence National Historic Park – and that restriction starts today. Those who violate the ban will be subject to potential civil penalties and criminal charges, so you might… The post You Can No Longer Fly Drones Near the Liberty Bell appeared first on Philadelphia Magazi…
  18. Drones Are Keeping Watch on the Arctic's Polar Bear Population

    Discovermagazine.com -Science 10.04 / 23:04 discovermagazine.com
    Polar bears' fortunes deeply tied to the whims of a changing climate, and as the Arctic continues to warm it's increasingly important to keep an eye on their populations. But the Arctic’s stark white terrain can make that a difficult task to accomplish. In the past, helicopters have been used to spot the bears, but those aircraft are both costly and disturbing to the wildlife. However, drones are a low-cost, less invasive alternative. On a recent Arctic mission, drones helped gather d…
  19. America’s Weapons: “The Dollar and the Drone”

    Dailyreckoning.com - Politics 10.04 / 22:44 dailyreckoning.com
    This post America’s Weapons: “The Dollar and the Drone” appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Swapping the 19th-century form of imperial control for the 21st-century version of imperial control... The post America’s Weapons: “The Dollar and the Drone” appeared first on Daily…
  20. Indians’ Trevor Bauer is building new drone; Talks playoffs ahead of ALDS start

    Fox8.com-OH 10.04 / 21:19 fox8.com
    CLEVELAND– Indians’ pitcher Trevor Bauer has a big day ahead of him. The 26-year-old right hander will start on the mound in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Thursday night at Progressive Field. Bauer admitted he was depressed during the first month of the season. He said his numbers were bad, he didn’t look forward to being at the ballpark and he didn’t feel like he was helping the team. But that turned around in August. “I think…