News tagged with unmanned aircraft

Ten-engine electric plane prototype takes off

A team at NASA's Langley Research Center is developing a concept of a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. The prototype, called ...

dateMay 04, 2015 in Engineering
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Sky-high refuelling for UAVs

A University of Sydney researcher has designed and successfully tested a method for autonomously docking drones for refuelling or recharging, in mid-air.

dateApr 23, 2015 in Engineering
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Man takes responsibility for drone over White House

A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. ...

dateJan 26, 2015 in Other
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