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4 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Defense Technology

Trends spotted at the 2013 Sea-Air-Space Exposition<p>The Sea-Air-Space Exposition opened in Maryland yesterday. It is one of the U.S. defense industry's largest trade shows--a place where government agencies and private-sector companies gather to peruse the shiniest and most fearsome new military …

Supersonic drone to be tested in Australia

<b>The new stealth "superdrone" from BAE Systems will get its maiden flight at the Woomera test range in South Australia.</b><p>The RAAF Woomera Test Range in …

This Full-Size Helicopter Is Actually A Drone

The next big thing in drones? Bigger drones.<p>The new MQ-8C Fire Scout looks so much like a normal helicopter that it took me two days of wandering the 2013 Sea-Air-Space convention floor to even notice it. In fact, the latest evolution of Northrup Grumman's naval drone looks so much like the past of …

Drones Will Be Admitted to Standard US Airspace By 2015

The skies are going to look very different pretty soon, and it's been a long time coming. Congress finally passed a spending bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, allocating $63.4 billion for modernizing the country's air traffic control systems and expanding airspace for unmanned planes …

The Future Of Micro Drones Could Get Downright Scary

It’s been several years since the rumours and sightings of insect sized micro drones started popping up around the world.Vanessa Alarcon was a …

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Navy launches first drone squadron, comprised of ten Fire Scout MQ-8Bs

The US Navy has officially introduced unmanned aircraft along with eight newly manned helicopters into its squadron, making it the latest military branch after the Army and the Air Force to embrace the drone. Indeed, ten of the 18 aircraft to be deployed are Fire Scout MQ-8Bs, an unmanned chopper …

Navy Completes First Flight Of Game-Changing MQ-4C Triton Spy Drone [Video]

The long-range maritime drone will give the U.S. unprecedented surveillance of the world's oceans.<p>For the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman, it's shaping up to be a banner year in unmanned flight. While the carrier-based autonomous X-47B continues to hit milestones aboard the USS George H.W. Bush …

Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton long-range drone completes first flight (video)

Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft is one step closer to serving the Navy in reconnaissance and surveillance missions, having just completed its first flight. The drone spent 80 minutes in the air, reaching an altitude of 20,000 feet. That's child's play compared to the aircraft's …

Why Don't We Have More Drones Monitoring Wildfires?

Infrared eyes and remote pilots have a lot to offer forest firefighters.<p>Remote-controlled drones are much better at flying through smoke than human pilots: their infrared eyes can track the edge of a fire even through the thickest air. When the Forest Service asked the Federal Aviation …

German Railway Wants Thermal-Imaging Drones To Catch Vandals

Deutsche Bahn hopes the mini-drones will deter train graffiti.<p>Here's yet another way drones may find their way into domestic life. Germany's national railways company, Deutsche Bahn, plans to test drones as a deterrent to people who tag trains with graffiti, the BBC reported.<p>The drones will patrol …

UN Expert Worries About Killer Robots, Ignores The Ones That Already Exist

Autonomous war robots are coming. Panicking about them will only make things worse.<p>Yesterday, a United Nations expert called for a halt and moratorium on developing "lethal autonomous robotics," or, in layman's terms, "killer robots."<p>His argument: once killer robots take part in war, there will be …

DARPA wants to build a fleet of underwater drones for the Navy

DARPA wants to build a fleet of drones stationed beneath ocean waters around the world that can quickly deliver supplies and equipment to Navy personnel near coastlines, on submarines or ships, and even aboard airplanes. The program, called Hydra, is currently in the early planning stages — just …

Spy Drones Turning Up New Data About Hurricanes And Weather

For several weeks now, two unmanned spy planes have been flying over the Atlantic on an unusual mission: gathering intelligence about tropical storms and hurricanes.<p>The two Global Hawk drones are a central part of NASA's five-year HS3 (Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel) Mission investigating why …

For Your Next Bike Ride, Bring Along This Friendly Drone

The design is one of several concepts from a team at frog design that wanted to rework the current evil image of the drone. “Drones are taking a …

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The Week In Drones: U.S. Aircraft Crashes In Yemen, Flying Firefighters In Dubai, And More

Here's a round-up of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Military Crashes</b><p>An American drone crashed in Yemen. Reportedly the size of a Toyota Corolla, it's likely it was an MQ-1 Predator, and probably …

Meet Taranis, The UK's Shiny New Stealth Drone

The future of warfare is another smooth, gray, v-shaped flying robot.<p>BAE Systems, a British defense and aerospace company, revealed last week that its stealth drone Taranis successfully flew in tests over the Australian desert in August. Named after a Celtic god of thunder, Taranis is a technology …

NSA-based drone strikes: A deep philosophical problem

<b>A ground-based cockpit during a training mission flown from Syracuse, New York. (AP/Tsgt Ricky Best)</b><p>A target that emerges from electronic surveillance cannot be assumed to align with a body on the ground to kill<p>Natasha Lennard<p>February 13, 2014 7:08pm (UTC)<p>The first report published in Glenn …

The Week In Drones: Netflix Delivers By Quadcopter, New Drone Law In Utah, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Coal Ash Spill Estimated</b><p>On February 2nd, a Duke Energy coal ash dump in Eden, N.C., ruptured. A large amount of …

Facebook in talks to buy drone company, could battle Google's internet balloons

Facebook is in discussions to purchase Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered drones that can apparently stay up in the skies for up to five years at a time. According to <i>TechCrunch's</i> sources, Facebook wants solar-powered drones to deliver sky-based internet access, with a view to …

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

How Will Drones Change Sports?

Popular Science sat down with drone company Arch Aerial to chat about how drones are changing the way some sports are filmed.<p>A couple years ago, Ryan Baker founded Arch Aerial, a Houston-based drone manufacturer. An archaeologist by training, Baker worked on shooting excavations for clients, and …

2014 Audi RS 5 DTM Race Car Revealed

The 2014 DTM season is almost here, and that means it's time for Audi to unveil its latest German touring-car competitor.<p>As with last year's …

BMW unleashes new M4 racer on DTM

We may not get to enjoy the fruits of it all, but we're in the midst of a golden age in touring car racing around the world. In Northern Europe, rival local series have amalgamated into the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship. In the UK, the British Touring Car Championship is enjoying the …

The 51 Coolest Cars of the last 50 Years: The 1980s

The decade of wretched excess was good for enthusiasts, as we saw mind-bending race cars and street cars that are still spoken of in hushed tones. Remember, this is the decade that delivered a world-beating Buick...<p>The decade of wretched excess was good for enthusiasts, as we saw mind-bending race …

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Photos: 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO & 1987 Ferrari F40

The 1980s were good for Ferrari, which got two legendary cars from that decade on our 50 Coolest Cars list.<p>Two instances where seeing red isn't a bad thing at all.

Supercars

2015 Audi TT and TTS fully revealed

The base 2.0-liter TDI four-cylinder with standard stop-start churns out 184 hp, 280 lb-ft of torque, and returns a hugely impressive 56 mpg.<p>Ladies and gents, here's your new Audi TT. The third-generation of Audi's two-seat sports car made its debut under the lights at Volkswagen's all-encompassing …

The 51 Coolest Cars of the last 50 Years: The 1990s

In addition to the regrettable teal automotive paint trend, the 1990s gave us the most successful sports car of all time, a million-dollar supercar that's still used as a measuring stick, and a Chrysler show car that became a performance legend.<p>From budget performance nirvana to the greatest …

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The 51 Coolest Cars of the last 50 Years: The 2000s

Minimalist sports cars, hi-po luxury monsters, retro done right, electrified vehicles that are anything but lame, and the ongoing triumphs of America's sports car. The 21st century celebrates the old, new and astounding.<p>Fossil-fueled gas guzzlers <i>and</i> electrified muscle? The new millennium appeals to …

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Bugatti Veyron Rembrandt Legends Edition Photos and Info

Without putting too fine a point on it, Bugatti appeals to a pretty select clientele. Nevertheless, its product planners grapple with the same challenge that faces every automaker: When you’re spending multi-millions to achieve exclusivity, you don’t want to see a mirror image of your Veyron …