Demand surges for drones on film and TV sets

Demand for drones on film and TV sets is soaring. Southern California companies that supply unmanned aircraft systems for filming say they have received a surge in orders from clients since the Federal Aviation Administration ...

Mongoose sentinels respond flexibly to threats

Just as soldiers on sentry duty constantly adjust their behaviour to match the current threat level, dwarf mongoose sentinels exhibit flexible decision-making in relation to predation risk, new research from the University ...

Cyberattacks hit US weather service (Update)

Cyberattackers believed to have been working from China broke through defenses of the US weather service recently, according to a Washington Post report.

Do homing pigeons navigate with gyroscope in brain?

No one knows how homing pigeons do it, but now a team of Swiss and South African scientists have discovered that the bird's navigation is affected by disturbances in gravity, suggesting that they navigate using a gravity ...

Spaceship pilot unaware co-pilot unlocked brake

The pilot of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that tore apart over the Mojave Desert didn't know his co-pilot had prematurely unlocked its brakes, despite protocol requiring the co-pilot to announce the step.

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