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Massive wind turbine takes energy generation record

A behemoth V164 offshore wind turbine from Danish company MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has produced almost 216,000 kWh over a 24-hour period during tests …

Renewable Energy

20 Things that Will Matter a Lot Less to You in 20 Years

Too often we let the little frustrations of each day blind us to the beauty in front of us. We get caught up in our own heads, and literally don’t …

Social Media

Australia uses drones to spot sharks and rescue their victims

The 'Little Ripper' takes flight down under<p>Rescue authorities in Australia are using drones to identify sharks and provide assistance to swimmers threatened by them. The camera-equipped drones were launched this week as part of a trial program, and will patrol the coastline of the Australian state …

Drones
Drones

Why I love my drone, and why you'll love yours

This summer, I invited some neighbors over for a barbecue. We cracked open beers, threw burgers on the grill, and fired up the family drone. We peered into the iPad-connected controller streaming a live video feed — and watched the drone ascend 250 feet into the air. We could see all the way down …

New FAA rules say drones can take to the skies – with restrictions

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration finally released proposed rules for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – better known to the general public …

Unmanned Aircraft

This is the first 4K, 1,000 FPS video footage taken from a drone

Get a powerful drone, rig it with a 4K digital camera, ask a professional stunt driver race large vehicles through pools of mud, and you’ve got …

Drones

The Week In Drones: Hawk Attacks, Drone Races, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Hawk Attacks Drone</b><p>A cambridge man flying his quadcopter got an aerial surprise when a hawk attacked his drone midair. The video is …

The 10 Most Innovative Drone Applications Today

Little known fact: the US government started experimenting with unmanned aerial vehicles (better known today as drones) back in 1917. Today they’re a …

Drones

The Big Future: How will drones change the skies?

The sky may look very different in a few decades. This week’s <i>Big Future</i> takes a look at how the world will change as drone technology spreads, filling the world’s rooftops and skies. Tech giants like Amazon and Google are testing them out as delivery robots, but those early implementations are just …

Samsung starts working on robots, drones, and unmanned vehicles for the future

Samsung, the once mighty electronics giant, has been under pressure in the recent past after its most profitable smartphone business has started …

iWatch May Use Optical Sensors to Measure Heart Rate and Oxygen Levels

Apple's iWatch may include optical sensors designed to measure physical functions like heart rate and oxygen levels, according to electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu of Chinese site <i>Electrical Engineering Times</i> [Google Translation], who cites supply chain sources with knowledge of the matter. Xu also …