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US approves drone flights for insurer AIG

Insurance giant American International Group Wednesday announced that it had won US government approval to use drones to survey disaster areas, including territory that may be otherwise inaccessible.

dateApr 08, 2015 in Engineering
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Getting the perfect fit for artificial hips

When a patient receives a new hip, it is usually adjusted only approximately to leg length. Greater accuracy requires a more precise measuring process as well as adjustable implants. Now, a new type of measurement ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Engineering
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Design boost for lifeboats

The approach to the design of all-weather lifeboats is set for a re-evaluation as part of a major study being led by Newcastle University and the RNLI, with support from Lloyds' Register.

dateApr 08, 2015 in Engineering
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New technology making drones safer, smarter

Researchers at the University of Zurich have unveiled new technology enabling drones to recover stable flight from any position and land autonomously in failure situations. It will even be possible to launch ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Engineering
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Engineers develop next-gen temperature sensor

UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics that shape marine biology, climate patterns and military ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Engineering
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Augmented reality for drones

Affordable eyes in the sky, drones have fast become a popular and versatile tool for land mapping. Now ESA-backed startup Sysveo has developed a way of integrating user-made augmented reality objects into ...

dateApr 03, 2015 in Engineering
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