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Airbus demonstrates aircraft inspection by drone at Farnborough - video - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

<i>FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND –</i> Airbus has demonstrated aircraft visual inspection using a drone at the Farnborough Airshow.<p>The drone, equipped with a high …

Drones

MIT Drones Dance Their Way Around Obstacles

Looking at the open spaces<p>Drones are stupid. This isn’t a subjective judgement; without the hands of a canny pilot, most flying quadcopters or remotely controlled planes will crash into obstacles in their path, like the world’s largest, clumsiest insects. That’s fine for casual flight in open …

Amazon exec: Our drones will deliver in 30 minutes or less

Amazon is making some headway in plotting the tricky logistics of how its drones someday will get your shopping orders to you.<p>The e-commerce company now has a good idea of how hefty the drones themselves will be, as well as the loads they'll carry, and how far they'll be able to go, said Amazon's …

Gadget makes your $10 earbuds sound like $200 headphones

What if those lame EarPods that Apple included with your iPhone could sound like top-of-the-line headphones?<p>I'm no audiophile, but even I can hear a clear difference between cheap headphones and high-quality headphones. That is, until I plugged my crappy headphones into the new BoomStick.<p>A tiny $99 …

Audiophile

These Are the Best Sunny Cities to Visit This Winter

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Drug traffickers are hacking US surveillance drones to get past border patrol

Timothy Bennett, a Department of Homeland Security program manager, said last week that drug smugglers are using technology to spoof and jam unmanned aircraft systems that are being used at the border.<p>"The bad guys on the border have lots of money. And what they are putting money into is spoofing …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Drone owners must register with FAA, starting December 21

You might enjoy flying that new drone around the yard this holiday season, but there's a new string attached.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that US residents must register hobbyist drones by February 19 at its drone registration website. Registration opens December 21 and is free …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Café

21 Android-only apps that will make your iPhone friends jealous

Some of the most innovative Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple simply wouldn't allow.<p>These apps let you message your friends while still watching Netflix, hack your smartphone's LED lights for custom notifications, and tether your phone to your laptop without …

Apps

Drone giant DJI launches crop-spraying drone

<b>Billion-dollar drone company DJI is expanding from consumer and camera drones into the agriculture industry.</b><p>The Chinese firm's latest model is a crop-spraying drone, which it claims is "40 times more efficient" than manual spraying, despite having just 12 minutes of flight time.<p>It will be released …

'Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi'

<b>A new method of delivering data, which uses the visible spectrum rather than radio waves, has been tested in a working office.</b><p>Li-fi can deliver internet access 100 times faster than traditional wi-fi, offering speeds of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second).<p>It requires a light source, such as a standard …

Telecoms

US testing an 'air traffic control system' for drones

Photograph: Mark Harris<p>Installed in a drone, the software sends the location, altitude and speed of the drone to a centralised control that can divert drones away from each other, or from public …

Unmanned Aircraft

Andrew Bogut lost 22 pounds after watching documentary about sugar

Andrew Bogut cut sugar out of his diet after watching a documentary called "Is Sugar the New Fat?"<p>Eliminating sugar from his diet, Golden State …

5 Light-weight Exercises to Diversify Your Workout

Fitness professional Adam Rosante gives us five lightweight exercises to incorporate into your workouts.

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

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The most expensive zip codes in 15 major US cities

The median listing price for homes in the quaint Boston neighborhood of Beacon Hill is over $3.7 million. And if you head to Atherton in San Francisco, the median home price exceeds $10 million<i>.</i><p>Online real estate site Trulia analyzed the median price per square foot of homes across the biggest …

Real Estate

If the face fits: science of attraction is based on personal experience – study

US research analysing 35,000 volunteers’ preferences for wide variety of different faces finds sexual attraction is not based on genetics or other influences<p>If your partner has a face that could curdle milk, you only have yourself to blame. Scientists have found that the faces we fancy are shaped …

The impossible just happened in Texas

The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow.<p>Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind …

Renewable Energy

Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts

Okay, let's face it: Weddings are awesome, but they can be a wee bit stressful to plan. If you're looking for a honeymoon where the only decision you have to make every morning is "pool or beach?" an all-inclusive honeymoon may just be for you. So what exactly does all-inclusive mean? Well, your …

Kopterworx Extreme Project

MōVI in Action (Quick Video)

Watch these drones build a rope bridge

One of the big selling points of drones is that they can get to areas that aren't exactly safe or accessible by humans. That's why watching quadrocopters assembling a rope bridge that's sturdy enough for a person to walk across is so damned awesome -- it immediately calls to mind a real-world use …

Here’s where the real money is in drones

The drone industry is expected to climb to a whopping $8.4 billion by 2019, according to ABI Research. But most of that growth won't come from …

How to Make the Best Tomato Sauce From Fresh Tomatoes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Let me get something straight right off the bat here: I'm not sure there's such a thing as "the best" tomato sauce. <i>Whoa, whoa, whoa,</i> I can hear you saying already. <i>First this guy has the nerve to claim he makes the</i> …

Instant Oatmeal for Total Health and Weight Loss

And we’re not just short-fused when it comes to technology. We want our food to be ready in an instant, too. You know eating oatmeal for breakfast …

Nutrition

Flights were delayed and canceled in DC after a computer outage grounded planes

At least 200 flights were canceled at airports around Washington, DC on Saturday due to a problem with a flight-tracking system in Virginia, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.<p>The problem seems to have been resolved, and flights are returning to normal.<p>Information posted online by the …

Air Travel

9 hot startup cities that aren't San Francisco or NYC

But there's a slew of other metro areas with established infrastructure and skilled work forces that can match those more established locations at a fraction of the cost of living and with less day-to-day stress.<p>These are the places where startup dreams come easier and cheaper, but can still pay …

San Francisco