The Future Of Urban Planning: Zoning For Drones
Popular Science - Technology, 4 hours ago
Drone Zones At Human Level Mitchell Sipus A century ago, as cars first emerged into the world, cities and laws that were designed for horses suddenly had to adapt to a whole new presence in their space. Cities didn't know how to handle these fast machines, and fatal accidents in the early age of car...
U.S. Copyright Office Denies Monkeys Rights To Their Selfies
Popular Science - Technology, 4 hours ago
Smile Wikimedia Commons In 2011, British wildlife photographer David Slater was traveling through the jungle in Indonesian when a crested black macaque grabbed his camera and started snapping selfies. Somebody posted the images in Wikipedia Commons, meaning anybody could use them for free. A legal b...
Weapons Can Be Carried Easily Through The TSA''s Full-Body "Naked" Scanners
Popular Science - Technology, August 21, 2014
Hovav Shacham, one of the security researchers who conducted the study, poses for a full-body scan. Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Since 2010, the Transportation Security Administration has largely dismissed the public''s worries about the use of full-body x-ray security scanners. The officia...
Fighter Pilot Films First Person View Of Flight Over Fjords
Popular Science - Technology, August 21, 2014
DYE Radar Station 2 From A Freaking Fighter Jet Window The snow is also Greenland. Screenshot of video by John Kristensen, YouTube Being a fighter pilot is a lot of work. Maintence, years of training, planning for missions, paperwork -- all just to pilot one of the faster, deadlier machines ever?cre...
Turning Old Lead Batteries Into New Solar Energy
Popular Science - Technology, August 20, 2014
Used Batteries elizaIO on Flickr Used car batteries can leech chemicals and create lead pollution when they''re incorrectly trashed. A team at MIT believes that this lead can be cut out of the waste stream entirely -- and put to good use creating emissions-free energy. In newly published research, t...
How The Panama Canal Changed The Shape Of War
Popular Science - Technology, August 20, 2014
Enlarging The Canal For Bigger Battleships Click here for a larger image. Popular Science One hundred years ago, the Panama Canal opened for the first time. A triumph of turn-of-the-century engineering, it connected Pacific and Atlantic, expanding the worlds of maritime commerce and?re-writing the s...
DARPA Thinks Less Armor Could Make Tanks Safer
Popular Science - Technology, August 19, 2014
DARPA''s Ground X-Vehicle Technology Program More protective layers of jargon = safer future tanks. DARPA The heavy, treaded, gun-swinging battlefield behemoths know as tanks haven''t changed much since their invention a century ago. Using a crapload of?armor, the tank is meant to keep?soldiers?insi...
NASA''s Greased Lightning Tests Vertical Takeoff
Popular Science - Technology, August 19, 2014
NASA''s GL-10 Greased Lightning Vertical Takeoff Test Drone Click here to see a larger version of this image. NASA Langley/David C. Bowman The space missions get all the credit, but the Aeronautics branch of NASA does really cool stuff. Today is National Aviation Day, and to celebrate, NASA shared a...
Twitter Bot Helps Chicago Officials Find Dirty Restaurants
Popular Science - Technology, August 19, 2014
Food Poisoning From an infographic for Foodborne Chicago by Payal Patel Designs Those moules frites you had at the French bistro last night were delicious, but now you''re feeling kind of funny. Worse than funny. Actually, you''re trapped in your bathroom, suffering from food poisoning. Who are you ...
South Africa''s New AHRLAC Fighter Is A Drone Alternative
Popular Science - Technology, August 18, 2014
AHRLAC In Flight Its name is an acronym that means "Advanced High?performance Reconnaissance and Surveillance Aircraft." Aerosud & Paramount Group Powered by a pusher propeller, covered in pixel camouflage, and furnished with stadium-seating for its two crew members, the?Advanced High Performanc...
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