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Autonomous, swarming UAVs fly into the future

A new era in autonomy and unmanned systems for naval operations is on the horizon, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today recent technology demonstrations of swarming unmanned ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Engineering
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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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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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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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Cost-effective production of magnetic sensors

They are found wherever other measurement methods fail: magnetic sensors. They defy harsh environmental conditions and also function in fluids. A new procedure is now revolutionizing the production of two-dimensional ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Engineering
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Measurement of components in 3D under water

Conveying systems for oil and gas, operated in the sea have many important underwater components. The maintenance of such components is elaborate and expensive, as measuring them is complicated. Fraunhofer ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Engineering
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Plastic parts for internal combustion engines

Efforts to produce lighter vehicles necessarily include engine parts, such as the cylinder casing, which could shed up to 20 percent of its weight if it were made of fiber-reinforced plastic rather than aluminum ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Engineering
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