News tagged with helicopters

UTC exported software used in Chinese helicopter

(AP) — A division of United Technologies Corp. pleaded guilty on Thursday to crimes related to the illegal export of software that U.S. officials say was used by China to develop the country's first modern military attack ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Business
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Kenyan ranches relocating rhinos in fear of poachers

Claus Mortensen is a private Kenyan rancher with a passion -- endangered rhinos -- and now a mission: to save his herd from slaughter by ruthless poachers who sell their horns to Asia, where they are prized as a miracle drug.

dateMay 11, 2012 in Ecology
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Micro helicopters leave the nest

Within the framework of the EU project sFly, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new type of flying robot that can be navigated using only on-board cameras and a miniature computer. The micro helicopters require neither ...

dateApr 24, 2012 in Robotics
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800-pound paper airplane takes flight

(PhysOrg.com) -- An 800-pound, 45-foot-long paper airplane with a 24-foot wingspan may be the largest paper airplane ever to glide across the sky. After being hoisted to a height of 2,703 feet by a helicopter last Wednesday, ...

dateMar 27, 2012 in Engineering weblog
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