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dronesDefending against Russia’s 100 megaton nuclear tsunami drone torpedos in Cold War 2.0

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Russia has development of 100 megaton and megaton class tsunami generating nuclear drone weapons. The weapon could explode in shallow waters off of a coastline and generate a tsunami hundreds of feet high. Such a tsunami could devastate all of …

chinaChina shows stealth drone that appears to copy the US X47B drone

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China has shown a flying wing stealth drone called the Star Shadow which appears to copy the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator. The Star Shadow UAV will a radar cross-section characteristics of 0.1 square meters. According to …

australiaCSIRO partners with Saildrone for ocean monitoring

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CSIRO has announced a partnership with San Francisco-based ocean technology start-up, Saildrone, to radically improve measurement and monitoring in Australian waters and the Southern Ocean. The research partnership over five years between Saildrone and CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere group will …

agingReinventing the wheel, robots, drones and transportation with the Revolve Foldable wheel

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Revolve has a groundbreaking innovation – the foldable wheel. The foldable wheel including a double hub, a rim with rubberized sectors, and spokes pivotly connecting each hub with the sectors of the rim. The sectors of the rim can be …

chinaOver 1000 Chinese drones swarmed and put on an aerial show

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At the Global Fortune Forum in Guangzhou on December 7th, 1180 EHang drones danced and blinked out an aerial show for 9 minutes. Each drone cost $1,500. Each drone had a datalink and control software. The over one thousand flying …

airplanesBoeing reveals MQ-25 refueling drone for the US Navy

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Boeing revealed its MQ-25 unmanned refueling drone. Refueling drones would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters. The MQ-25 will also have to seamlessly integrate with a carrier’s catapult …

darpaQuieter and more agile Cyclocopter and hopping drones

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This month the MAST (Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology) proram which has been run by the US Army Research Laboratory in Maryland, is wrapping up after ten successful years. MAST co-ordinated and paid for research by a consortium of established …

China three year nationwide AI action plan - smart carsChina three year nationwide AI action plan – smart cars, factories, robots, drones, homes and more

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All levels of China’s government and all Chinese industries will work together on a three year Artificial Intelligence action plan. It is the top leadership’s vision for a new Chinese economy in the age of AI. China aims to mass-produce …

chinaChina spending US$3.3 billion on molten salt nuclear reactors for faster aircraft carriers and in flying drones

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China will spend 22 billion yuan (US$3.3 billion) on two prototype molten salt nuclear reactors. Two molten salt nuclear reactors will be built in the Gobi Desert in northern China. * Molten salt reactors can produce one thousandth of the …

amazonAmazon will cause rogue delivery drones to have a controlled self destruct

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Amazon has a patent to self destruct rogue delivery drones into tiny pieces. Directed fragmentation of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is described. In one embodiment, the UAV includes various components, such one or more motors, batteries, sensors, a housing, …