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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

dronesChina Large Stealth Drone better than US RQ-170 drone

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The maximum takeoff weight of Rainbow-7 stealth drone is 13 tons and has a wingspan of 22 meters. It is also designated the Caihong-7 (CH-7) stealth UAV. The claim is that the CH-7 is superior to the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 …

dronesDrones will be tightly integrated with army vehicles

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Recent advancements in commercial drones and their use by the military bring vehicle and drone manufacturers closer offering integrating drones with manned or unmanned combat vehicles. AeroVironment is working with General Dynamics Land Systems to tighten the integration of its …

dronesMaps in 2018: Big Moves in the Geospatial Industry

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With a Higher Demand for Accurate Information and Increased Drone Usage, the Mapping Industry is Due for Big Changes in the Near Future One of the industries we don’t often associate with disruptive technology is cartography. Mentioning the term cartographer …

brainDARPA high-resolution neural interfaces for controlling drones and cybertech

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DARPA seeks to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery, in its new program, Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3). DARPA intends the four-year N3 effort to conclude with a demonstration of a bidirectional system being used in a defense-relevant task …