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This hydrogen-powered drone could be on sale by the end of the year

More power, less weight, so long batteries<p>Drones are only useful when they’re in the air. And thanks to the limited charges provided by batteries, drones spend a <i>lot</i> of time not flying. Electric drones are often limited to just 20 minutes of air time before they have to land and get new batteries, …

This super-map contains every known piece of geographical data about Alaska

Since William Smith’s publication of the first geologic map of England in 1815, geologists have used maps to show the distribution and character of rocks at the Earth’s surface, and display their interpretations of the underlying geology. These maps help guide exploration for natural resources and …

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The Middle Class Is Dying in America

<b>Summary</b><p>The middle class in America has officially fallen below 50% of the population. Income disparity is hindering the recovery as 99.9% of the gains funnel up to the top 10%. Families that take home less than $50,486 after taxes plunge deeper into debt each year.<p><b>Here's why the economy isn't</b> …

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Ad blocking software has figured out native content, threatening the new media economy

<i>On the ad blocking front, the situation keeps getting worse. Until now, the media industry pretended to ignore the problem, perhaps waiting for a miracle cure. This might turn into a long lull.</i><p>In the coming weeks, a large analytic firm will release disturbing figures on the state of the ad blocking …

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Could This Hydrogen-Powered Drone Work?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯<p>The biggest physical constraint on small drones is their power supply. Batteries can only hold so much energy, and as adding more batteries to a drone also increase the weight of that drone, there are finite limits on how long quadcopters can fly in a single flight. A new drone concept by …

Artificial Lightning Gives A Detailed View Of Thunder

Now if only they could catch it in a bottle<p>Seeing sounds might seem like a product of too much coffee, but scientists in Florida have successfully imaged thunder.<p>To produce these acoustic maps of thunder, atmospheric scientist Maher Dayeh fired a rocket trailing a copper wire into a cloud during a …

Robots are coming for your job: Amazon, McDonald’s and the next wave of dangerous capitalist “disruption”

<b>(Paramount Pictures)</b><p>Says one builder: “Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them”<p>Martin Ford<p>May 10, 2015 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future”<p>In the United States and other advanced …