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Quadcopters versus catastrophes

Quadcopters versus catastrophes

From the outset, drones have been used for filming and entertainment, but who’s to say that they can’t be applied to more serious situations? Autonomous flying machines have a bright future in search operations, and it was recently proposed to use them to build sanctuaries in areas struck by disaster.
Jaguar Land Rover’s smart steering wheel knows how to draw the driver’s attention

Jaguar Land Rover’s smart steering wheel knows how to draw the driver’s attention

Most road accidents are caused by the driver's distraction. The famous car concern Jaguar Land Rover has come up with the concept of a smart steering wheel, which will prevent the driver from being distracted by irrelevant things.
What does artillery fire look like from the epicentre?

What does artillery fire look like from the epicentre?

New technologies are playing an increasingly important role in security matters. For example, drones are widely used to monitor and videotape new weapons testing.

Wattozz: the next-generation non lethal weapon

Unfortunately, the world is a dangerous place, which means that society is in desperate need of weapons for self-defence. Tasers (electro-muscular devices that can reach an opponent from a distance) are a popular choice.

Japanese Warship Straight out of a Sci-Fi Movie

The Advanced Integrated CIC is a modern ship combat information center equipped with cutting-edge video surveillance systems, augmented reality technology and tactile feedback devices.

DJI drones to be equipped with aircraft detectors

Drone manufacturers are currently hard at work developing mechanisms that will prevent air accidents. Chinese company DJI is no exception: their latest plan is to install special safety detectors onto their devices.

What is transhumanism?

Can science and technology not only change a person's life, but contribute to their self-improvement? What are the pros and cons of artificial intervention in the evolutionary process? These questions are at the core of the concept of transhumanism.

The U.S. military is stockpiling drones for infantry

The U.S. Army is actively equipping its infantry with Black Hornet UAVs to help soldiers inspect an area while remaining invisible to the enemy.

SpaceX Announces a Successful Launch of 60 Starlink Satellites

Elon Musk’s has long shared his plans to provide global Interne coverage with the world. There is still a long way to go before this goal – the launching of 12 thousand satellites into Earth orbit – is achieved, but the first step has been made.

Russian Scientists Learn to “Animate” Static Images

A team of developers from Samsung AI Center-Moscow and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology has created a program that can generate animated images based on one or several shots, whereas earlier this task required a whole image database.

New Whiskey Blend Developed by Neural Network to Hit the Market

Artificial intelligence is able to perform increasingly diverse tasks. As technologies have advanced this far, a computer was entrusted with the task of developing a new blend of whiskey in Sweden. The work will be performed by Swedish developers in partnership with Microsoft.

What will a 3D-printed housing development look like?

Construction is considered one of the most promising areas for 3D-printing application. It’ll soon help provide affordable housing to low-income families.

DroneBullet: the drone that kills other drones

Military budgets of most leading countries already include expenses on building drone fighting machines. There are many ways to disarm them. But what better way to fight a drone than with another drone?

How to install Wi-Fi in a natural disaster zone

Insufficiently rapid reactions to natural disasters often lead to many deaths which could be reduced by setting up better connection within the area. Weather, a subsidiary of IBM, predicts that up to seven hurricanes will hit the United States in 2019. There are currently plans to develop quick Internet installation technology to deal with these disasters.

Drones Learn to See Aircraft

Iris Automation has developed an automated course correction system for drones. It will enable safe use of UAVs at high altitudes facilitating their implementation and expanding their scope of application.