The crude military hardware was discovered by Iraqi forces in a building in the Al-Shifa neighbourhood, on the fringes of the Islamic State-occupied Old City. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Also today: Petya/NotPetya ransomware attack may be hiding something, Monster Energy pours out some exoticar drifting action. The post Facebook’s huge but delicate Aquila drone returns to the skies in 2nd test flight appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Aquila flew for one hour and 46 minutes and landed safely in the Arizona desert, says social network. View original article at BBC World News

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone suffered a crash landing at the end of its debut outing last year. However, the team has clearly improved its design, on Thursday reporting a successful test flight — and landing. The post Facebook’s internet-beaming drone managed not to crash on its second outing appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had completed a second test of an unmanned aircraft designed to some day beam internet access to remote parts of the planet, and unlike in the first test, the drone did not crash. View original article at Reuters

Dubai, the self-proclaimed “Future City,” is getting its own unit of autonomous, drone-launching robotic police vehicles, because what’s more future than than Robocops? The city’s police force will be the first in the world to roll out Singapore startup Otsaw Digital’s O-R3 autonomous robot, according to a report from the Gulf News spotted by The Verge. The self-driving, self-charging electric bots might be small — the Gulf News compared the size of the O-R3 to an electric kiddie car — but they purportedly boast a suite of features…

The aircraft flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes, and landed perfectly at at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) in Yuma, Arizona. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Last summer, the connectivity drone’s first test ended in a crash landing that broke the giant aircraft apart. And on the second flight, there was no crash.Read Full Story View original article at FastCompany

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning usually work best with a lot of horsepower behind them to crunch the data, compute possibilities and instantly come up with better solutions. That’s why most AI systems rely on local sensors to gather input, while more powerful hardware in the cloud manages all the heavy lifting of output. It’s how Apple’s Siri and Amazon Alexa work, and how IBM Watson can tackle virtually any major task. It is, though, a limiting approach when it comes to making smarter Internet of Things and…

Earlier this year, Elon Musk unveiled his grand plan for Neuralink, his foray into creating a brain-machine interface that would allow users to control computers with their minds. While this announcement immediately spawned fantasies of a future that looked uncomfortably like Ghost in the Shell, other versions of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) have been in use for a while. Already, researchers are using BMIs for everything from restoring limb movement for paralyzed patients to racing drones. Existing BMI technology is impressive, but still in its infancy. According to a…