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Desktop CNC Milling Machine — Easy-to-build System for RC Modelers

Recently, I began assembling a kit for an amazing piece of equipment that any RC modeler would welcome into their workshop. Available in kit form …

Choosing Servos for Helicopters — Analog vs. Digital

(Opener) Flybarless helis like this large Robinson R22 are rapidly taking over, but these impressive machines impose heavier demands on the …

Trump’s immigration order is utterly confusing, even for airlines

In the chaos following Donald Trump’s sweeping immigration orders that temporarily bar citizens from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the US, airlines scrambled to comply. One airline said it adjusted its own crew rosters following the order.<p>Dubai-based carrier Emirates, which flies to …

This electric jet can take off vertically but drives like a car

With zero emissions and zero runway, the Lilium Jet will be the world's first entirely electric jet capable of a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL). Able to fly up to an altitude of about 9,800 feet, the two-person airplane will have a cruising speed of 180 mph, a maximum speed of about 250 mph, …

Authorities: 'drone' that hit plane could have been a plastic bag

Remember the news from earlier this week that a pesky drone hit an airplane in flight near London’s Heathrow airport? Yeah, so that may not be the case at all.<p>According to Transport Minister Robert Goodwill, authorities have yet to confirm it was a drone at all. He claims local police <i>tweeted</i> (!) …

Watch this bonkers-looking aircraft with 18 rotors take its first crewed flight

Is the Volocopter the 'dawn of a revolution in urban mobility'?<p>The Volocopter, a helicopter-drone hybrid with 18 rotors, took its first manned flight in Southern Germany on March 30th, the company e-volo announced today. With e-volo's managing director Alexander Zosel in the cockpit, the truly …

Google is making the excellent Nik Collection for professional photographers completely free

Big news for the professional and enthusiast photographers out there: Google is making the entirety of Nik Software’s photo editing suite completely free.<p>It’s a big deal – Nik Software has been around for about two decades, and its film-like filters and other editing tools are some of the most …

Would you bet against sex robots? AI 'could leave half of world unemployed'

Scientist Moshe Vardi tells colleagues that change could come within 30 years, with few professions immune to effect of advanced artificial intelligence<p>Machines could put more than half the world’s population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday …

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Watch: Boeing On How They Developed The World’s Lightest Material

For years, Boeing has been developing an extremely lightweight material that could be used for airplane parts. Despite being made from metal and being nearly as strong as titanium, the material is 100 times lighter than styrofoam.<p>This week, they released a video explaining how the material is …

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Doctors have implanted a 3D-printed ribcage in an actual human being

3D printing seems to be finding a niche in medicine. The latest feat: Two weeks ago, doctors implanted a 3D-printed titanium sternum and ribs into a patient in Spain. According to CNET, he’s doing well.<p>The patient is suffering from a form of cancer that formed tumors in his chest cavity. To get rid …

Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …

With sales flagging, Toyota unveils a sportier Prius

With all the fanfare of a Las Vegas show, Toyota unveiled the fourth generation of its Prius hybrid on the rooftop deck of the Linq Hotel & Casino on the Strip on Tuesday night.<p>The automaker estimates a 10% jump in fuel economy, to about 55 mpg, but that may be less important to sales growth than …

This App Shows How Climate Change Is Affecting the World Around You

You’ve heard about what climate change is doing the arctic and to the sea levels around the world. But sometimes it can be hard to understand what’s …

This Is the Single Biggest Threat to Boomers' Retirement Savings

401(k) balances for longtime savers soared to $250,000, but many are taking big risks in the stock market.<p>IRA and 401(k) balances are holding steady …

Canada: World's First Hemp Plane Could Take Flight As Early As This Fall

By Steve Elliott<br>Hemp NewsIf things go according to plan, the world's very first hemp airplane could make its maiden flight as early as this fall.The …

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Electric aircraft prepares to make landmark English Channel flight

Didier Esteyne's groundbreaking cross-Channel journey could herald a new era of electric aviation<p>It is more than 100 years since Louis Bleriot made the first cross Channel flight from Calais to Dover ushering in a new era of aviation.<p>But next week Airbus will take the next giant leap in air travel …

Computer Aided Design and Developing RC Airplane Plans

One of the best tools I ever discovered while being involved in RC scale modeling, is Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs. It opened an entirely new …

​What you need to know about shooting raw images on your phone

Shooting in raw is a term that's been familiar to digital camera users for several years now, but it's only recently started to spread out into the world of camera phones. It has various advantages compared to taking photos in JPEG format, but it does require a couple of changes in how you take …

The five worst places to keep your money

A staggering £450bn is trapped in 'dinosaur’ investment funds – here’s how to escape<p>They roam the savings landscape like behemoths from another era – the hordes of outdated funds and savings plans in which hundreds of billions of pounds remain invested.<p>And, just like the monsters of the Jurassic …

Siemens' world-record electric aircraft motor punches above its weight

Researchers at Siemens have created a new prototype electric motor specifically designed for aircraft that weighs in at just 50 kg (110 lb) and is …

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VideoBlocks Launches New Stock Video Marketplace, Pays 100% Commission To Content Creators

The trend in startup stock video and imagery services right now seems to be toward all-you-can eat plans. We recently saw the launch of StockUnlimited, which currently focuses on vector graphics; VideoBlocks follows a similar model for stock videos with plans that start at $99 per year. VideoBlocks …

Genius Now Lets You Annotate Any Web Page, Not Just Rap

Rap Genius was just the first step to fulfilling Marc Andreessen’s Netscape dream of letting people annotate the whole Internet. Today, the lyric explanation startup tries to achieve its destiny with the launch of its new genius.it/ prefix that lets you add annotations to any web page.<p>Just put the …

Bored pilot draws penis on FlightRadar with private plane

"This is your pilot speaking. We're at a cruising altitude of 41,000 feet, and we're just going to be making penis shapes in the air today."<p>Aviation …

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6 stocks that left the bull market in the dust

If you put money in stocks at just about any point in the past six years, you're probably pretty happy.<p>America is in the midst of the fourth longest stock market expansion in history.<p>Monday marks the six-year anniversary of the day the S&P 500 hit its low point after the financial crisis. Since …

7 stocks Wall Street thinks will soar this year

The bull market in stocks is getting old.<p>It's been alive and kicking for nearly six years, carrying the S&P 500 215% higher and into uncharted territory. On top of that, the Nasdaq is knocking on the door of 5,000 for the first time in 15 years.<p>None of this means the party in stocks is over. …

This Vertical Take-Off Quadcopter is Like Your Own Mini Harrier Jet

Quadcopters are great at hovering, but don’t have long range. Fixed-wing aircraft can travel long distances quickly, but don’t like to stay in one place above the ground.<p>Krossblade’s SkyProwler solves both of those problems. The hybrid aircraft is a remote controlled quadcopter with wings, or a …