Kelsey D. Atherton
at 21:31 PM Jul 19 2014
Drones // 

Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.

Clay Dillow
at 06:24 AM Jul 18 2014
Drones // 

As early as next year, the Depart­ment of Defense will test-fly an entirely new type of combat drone. The craft is called Ares, for Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System, and it’s designed to take off and land vertically. Unlike airplane-esque drones, which are cumbersome to launch and land, Ares could drop into a tight spot, unload supplies or rescue soldiers, and then zip up and away.

Neel V. Patel
at 11:16 AM Jul 17 2014
Robots // 

The material could potentially spawn robots with all kinds of new functions, such as surgical robots that could slither through the body without damaging vital organs or vessels, or search-and-rescue robots that navigate safely through collapsed structures and rubble.

Anthony Fordham
at 14:34 PM Jul 14 2014
Drones // 

Australia needs new laws to handle the operation of drones in civilian airspace. That's the (unsurprising) finding after a seven-month House of Representatives inquiry. The committee has since "urged" the Australian Government to introduce legislation to protect citizens from "privacy-invasive technologies".

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:38 AM Jul 12 2014
Drones // 

Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 09:45 AM Jul 11 2014
Drones // 

Earlier this week, the New York Police Department arrested two men under charges of reckless endangerment for flying a drone close to a police helicopter. Recordings from the helicopter's cockpit reveal that the NYPD pilots in fact never feared the drone, and instead actively pursued it with their police helicopter.

Popular Science Staff
at 08:16 AM Jul 9 2014
Robots // 

The World Cup has drawn more than rabid soccer fans to Brazil. A team of filmmakers are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro documenting the science behind the games, including an exoskeletal kick-off, the genetics of competition, and even the biochemistry of diehard spectators.

 
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