Affordable Batteries for Green Energy are Closer than We Think
Tesla Model S, electric car, battery
July 23rd, 2014
At the heart of the current debate around energy is the question of storage.
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Survival of the Flight Test: Airplanes Evolve, Too
evolution of airplanes
July 22nd, 2014
Living creatures aren't the only things capable of evolution. Airplane designs are evolving, too, a new study suggests.
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Top-Secret British Combat Drone Gets Test Run
Taranis Drone - BAE Systems
July 22nd, 2014
A prototype of a top-secret, unmanned British warplane, called Taranis, recently completed a second set of classified flight trials at an undisclosed location, according to the drone's builders.
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How Movie Tech Can Protect First Responders
affective computing, heroes
July 23rd, 2014
The technology used in affective computing (AC) and human-computer interaction (HCI) – an allied discipline that studies links and relationships between man and machine and this technology has real applications.
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Weird! Robot 'Emotions' Mirrored by Humans
Einstein android robot mimicry
July 22nd, 2014
Humans will subconsciously mimic the facial expressions of android robots, a new study finds.
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Identifying Bodies From MH17 is a Challenge For Forensics (Op-Ed)
Men move bodies from MH17, forensic evidence
July 22nd, 2014
Disaster victim identification (DVI) is a difficult task, but will be made more challenging in this instance given the delays in body recovery and the interference of the crash site that is said to span over a 10km area including within a combat zone.
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Truck-Mounted Cannon Can Shoot Drones Out of the Sky
RAPIDFire Truck-Mounted Weapon
July 21st, 2014
The French multinational company Thalos is building a huge truck-mounted gun that can autonomously shoot down drones, helicopters, and missiles.
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Supersonic Missile Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane, Photos Suggest
buk missiles
July 22nd, 2014
New photographic evidence of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 suggests that a Soviet-era supersonic missile most likely took down the Boeing 777 jetliner over Ukraine last week.
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Mini-Drones to Night-Vision Phones: 5 Cool Military Tech Gadgets
Dissolving electronics
July 22nd, 2014
Electronics that dissolve on the battlefield and tiny, hummingbird-size drones that perform aerial reconnaissance are just a few of the sophisticated technologies the U.S. military is developing these days.
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Integrating Into the 'Internet of Things' (Op-Ed)
hacking, security
July 22nd, 2014
Think before you connect your A/C to the Internet of Things.
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