Big Pic: Stunning Images From The World''s Sharpest Commercial Satellite
Popular Science - Technology, August 29, 2014
Madrid From Space. DigitalGlobe The WorldView-3 satellite, which launched on August 13, has sent back its first images.?They're gorgeous, and kind of creepy. The new satellite can see to a resolution of 31 centimeters. That means each pixel of the camera captures?one square?foot of land, which is sh...
Google Already Testing Delivery Robots In Australia
Popular Science - Technology, August 29, 2014
Project Wing Drone Delivers Google In rural Australia, a drone delivers dog treats to a farmer. The robot is a proof of concept, part of?Project Wing by Google X. The program is?designed to show that delivery drones are possible, and it seems to be doing just that.?Next for Google: figuring out the ...
The Week In Drones: Google Delivery, Reaper Gods, And More
Popular Science - Technology, August 29, 2014
Pumpkin King Scarecrow Imagine how much scarier this would be with a drone controlling it. SolarSurfer via Wikimedia Commons Here''s a roundup of the week''s top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft. Drone Pilots Puppet Disney, whose th...
Man 3-D Prints A Concrete Castle In His Backyard
Popular Science - Technology, August 28, 2014
Where Dreams Come True Andrey Rudenko, Total Kustom This is a castle that a man 3-D printed from concrete, using a printer he built himself. We like how variations in the concrete''s color stretch perfectly across the castle-the product of care and engineering on the part of the maker, Andrey Rudenk...
This Weird Tumbleweed Robot Might Change Planetary Exploration
Popular Science - Technology, August 28, 2014
Super Ball Bot An early prototype of the robot V. SunSpiral et al. As the Mars Curiosity rover''s "Seven Minutes of Terror" video showed us, landing on a distant world can be extraordinarily difficult. Now scientists are envisioning a robot that could just be dropped from space onto Saturn''s larges...
Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls
Popular Science - Technology, August 27, 2014
Unencrypted Connection Les Goldsmith Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden''s leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy SIII body, features high-powered encryption. L...
What Could Cause A Nationwide Internet Outage?
Popular Science - Technology, August 27, 2014
Partial Map of the Internet, 2005 "Internet map 1024" by The Opte Project - Originally from the English Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY 2.5. If you looked at the news or Twitter this morning -- or perhaps you couldn''t, because your Internet was malfunctioning -- you might have heard: Time Warner su...
China''s Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound
Popular Science - Technology, August 27, 2014
Supercavitating Submarine South China Morning Post The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China''s Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine "supercavitation," where an underwater vessel creates a?pocke...
Army''s Hypersonic Missile Explodes During Testing
Popular Science - Technology, August 26, 2014
Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Concept Launch Test From the November 18, 2011 test. Courtesy photo, U.S. Army The art of the war is?complicated, but the science of war is often just a matter of shooting?something pain-inducing at the other guy faster and from further away. The Army's Advanced Hypersonic...
Watch A Robot Ride A Hovercycle
Popular Science - Technology, August 25, 2014
The Drone 3 In Flight I bet this would''ve caught Luke Skywalker on Endor. Malloy Aeronautics A white plastic robot zooms a hoverbike over the English countryside, grains blowing beneath the bike''s four fans. The robot''s 3-D printed body is lightweight, and where its face would be there's a GoPro ...
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