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artificial intelligenceUS Navy Buys Four Large Robotic Submarine Drones

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The US Navy will pay Boeing $43-million to buy four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (Robotic submarine drones or XLUUVs). Boeing based its winning Orca XLUUV design on its Echo Voyager unmanned diesel-electric submersible. The 51-foot-long sub will launch …

cameraComputers Can Read Minds But Digital Big Brother Has Better Technology

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People freak out when they discover that computers and MRI can already read our minds. Columbia University researchers just announced the ability of computers and MRI to read brain signals and convert them into clear spoken words.

airplanesBoeing Flew an Electric VTOL Passenger Drone Which Would Become Personal Flying Machines

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Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, used Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric …

dronesGigafactory 3 Video and Satellite Pictures

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Buildingtesla.com has pictures from the European Space Agency – Sentinal 2 from December 17, 2018 to January 21, 2019. The satellite pictures from Sentinal 2 show some new roads and a white pad. The white pad could be cement. Sentinel-2 …

air forceSupersonic blown air will enable super stealthy drones and planes

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MAGMA is a small drone which will use a unique blown-air system to move the aircraft and it will enable stealthier aircraft designs. The supersonic blown air means moving wing flaps and other mechanical control surfaces are not needed. The …

artificial intelligenceNavy Making Enhanced Bacteria for Tripwire Submarine Detection

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A video of a panel discussion on the use of modified bacteria to as part of military-grade sensor systems. (H/T Patrick Tucker of Defense One.) The panelists discuss the power of biology. Synthetic biology is breaking out of discipline to …

dronesDrones Deliver Transplant Organs Between Hospitals

A modified, six-rotor drone was used to model situations relevant to organ transportation. Above – first drone-based organ transport and an initial investigation of drone based organ transportation as a potential pathway towards expanding the donor organ pool. To monitor …

businessGet a Room – A Mobile Room

The Radical Innovation Award 2018 was given to the Autonomous Travel Suite. Autonomous Travel Suite is a hospitality service specifically designed for long-distance travels. It is different from personal commute or leisure cars. Autonomous Travel Suite is designed to be …

airplanesSolid State Ionic Wind Planes With No Moving Parts

MIT engineers have built and flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by an “ionic wind”. Ion wind propulsion systems could be used to fly less noisy drones. Eventually …

dronesFive Robotic Underwater Drones Found Sub Wreck on Ocean Floor

After a year-long search, the wreckage of the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan (S-42) was found by Texas-based underwater mapping firm Ocean Infinity. The sub was found resting in a ravine about 3,000 feet below the surface, about 323 …