A look inside the Kitty Hawk Flyer, a new flying car from the firm backed by Google’s Larry Page.

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Airbus has unveiled its pioneering solar-powered drone. Called the Zephyr S, the aerospace giant presented the ‘pseudo-satellite’ to crowds gathered at Britain’s Farnborough airshow.

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The Rotem “suicide drone” in action.

In early July, Israel Aerospace Industries demonstrated the Rotem UAS—a proof-of-concept quadcopter drone capable of providing both airborne surveillance and an explosive punch. The lightweight drone, which can be carried in a backpack and flown by one person, comes with a “combat head” that turns it into a guided weapon.
Rotem folds down into a package 38 inches long, 7 inches wide, and 5 inches high. According to a report from Israel Defense, the drone has a number of “automated modes

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There’s a school of thought that says complexity has an inversely proportional relation to reliability. In other words, the smarter you try to make something, the more likely it is to end up failing for a dumb reason. As a totally random example: you’re trying to write up a post for a popular hacking blog, all the while yelling repeatedly for your Echo Dot to turn on the fan sitting three feet away from you. It’s plugged into a WeMo Smart Plug, so you can’t even reach over and turn it on manually. You just keep repeating the same thing over and over in the sweltering July heat, hoping your virtual assistant eventually gets the hint

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As scientists remotely explore the area using unmanned aircraft, Kilauea shows no sign of letting up; just this morning, it launched a plume 6,000 feet above sea level in yet another explosive event.

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