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Hacker Tried to Sell MQ-9 Files on Dark Web

New research claims that a criminal hacker tried to sell files on the U.S. military’s MQ-9 Reaper drones on the dark web. The unidentified hacker harvested the documents from a U.S. Air Force captain’s computer by exploiting a widely known security vulnerability in Netgear routers, according to research by

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Enter to win a DJI Spark with Skylogic Research survey

Skylogic Research, LLC, the leading research and advisory services firm for the commercial drone industry and owner of Drone Analyst®, today announced the launch of its third annual Drone Market Sector Research study examining worldwide drone sales, service providers, business users, and software services. This independent research, which is being

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Modular Flying Dragon

You’ve got to watch this video to believe the incredible shape-shifting powers of this modular drone! Created by researchers at the University of Tokyo’s JSK Lab, the flying DRAGON can change shape, so it can fly through small openings and then re-form on the other side.

Each of its hinged

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Atmospheric Research Drones to Study San Luis Valley

Scientists are using drones to explore the climate in southwestern Colorado, just as the #416 fire near Durango has burned more than 56,000 acres, and there seems little rain relief in sight. University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Unmanned Aircraft Systems program will study clouds,

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Hanergy’s Alta Devices Hits the High Spot in Solar Energy with Record Breaking Efficiency

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group today announced recently that US’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, one of the world’s three largest renewable energy research organizations, has rated its US-based subsidiary Alta Devices‘ single junction GaAs module as the world’s most efficient single-junction solar module. With its record setting 28.9% conversion efficiency,

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World Economic Forum starts Drone Innovators Network

The World Economic Forum, the international organization for public-private cooperation, has created the Drone Innovators Network as a platform to bring together pioneering aviation authorities to share research, best practices and innovative new policies. The mission of the network, the first of its kind, is to inspire and accelerate the

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Drones to Repair Roads with 3D Printing

As drones become increasingly autonomous, researchers and engineers are finding new ways to let unmanned aerial vehicles manage menial tasks that are usually relegated to crews of workers and valuable time being lost in the process. For researchers at the University of Leeds and University College London, the focus is

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Kansas State Gets FAA’s First BVLoS Waiver to a University

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has received a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft systems beyond the line of sight. It’s the first such waiver granted to a university by the FAA. The FAA certificate to Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied Aviation Research Center waives the rules

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Researchers Map the San Andres Fault with Drones

Scientific study of the evolution of the southern end of the San Andreas Fault is of vital importance given the earthquake-prone nature of southern California. Mapping fault zones and land surface changes that resulted from previous earthquakes can deepen the understanding of hazards posed by the fault, including the possibility

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Kansas State Polytechnic receives FAA’s first waiver to a university to fly UAS beyond line of sight

SALINA — Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has received a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft systems beyond the line of sight. It’s the first such waiver granted to a university by the FAA. The FAA certificate to Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied Aviation Research Center waives

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DARPA Awards LiquidPiston $2.5M for Rotary Diesel Engine Development

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded LiquidPiston Inc., an advanced internal combustion engine technology company, an additional $2.5 million to continue development of its 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype, bringing DARPA’s total funding of the engine technology to $6M. LiquidPiston received this award after meeting

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MIT Chip Upgrade Helps Miniature Drones Navigate

Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption. The team, co-led by Vivienne Sze, associate professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), and

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NASA flies large unmanned aircraft in public airspace without chase plane for first time

Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2018 –

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft on Tuesday. This historic flight moves the United States one step closer to

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The Dart – an Exceptional Single Person Aircraft

The Swiss aircraft design company Ray Research AG presents an extremely compact single person aircraft with exceptional characteristics: With a wingspan of only 2.4m (7.9ft) and a length of 2.0m (6.6ft) it is smaller than many cars. It profits of a hybrid propulsion system with 4 electric motors and a

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ThirdEye Systems Drone to prevent infiltration’s

Founded in 2010, ThirdEye Systems Ltd. is an experienced well-known Research and Development company, specialized in high-end object recognition algorithms within the thermal spectrum, for various needs. With a strong background in both computer vision and drone control, the company’s products are in the IDF service and are successfully used

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Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Marseille, France (SPX) Jun 01, 2018 –

Marking a world first, researchers from the Etienne Jules Marey Institute of Movement Sciences (CNRS / Aix-Marseille Universite) have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces,

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India’s Rustom-2 Delivered to Armed Forces by 2020

The Rustom-II which is being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will be delivered to the armed forces by 2020, said DRDO Chairman S Chistopher, in Pune on Friday. Christopher was speaking to the media on the sidelines of the 10th convocation ceremony of the Defence Institute

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Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Major Award

The Howard Hughes Award — given by the American Helicopter Society — was presented here May 17 to the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences for their joint work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System, or AACUS. AACUS enables rotary-wing aircraft to fly completely autonomously even in

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MIT Researchers Use VR to Prevent Drone Collisions

Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is a crash-prone exercise that can have engineers repairing or replacing vehicles with frustrating regularity. Now MIT engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to “see” a rich, virtual environment while flying in

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