Enlarge / Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler, known as T1, is currently being tested at Boeing’s St. Louis site. T1 has completed engine runs and deck handling demonstrations designed to prove the agility and ability of the aircraft to move around within the tight confines of a carrier deck. (Photo: Eric Shindelbower, Boeing) (credit: Boeing ) The US Navy has awarded Boeing an $805 million contract to construct four prototypes of its design for the MQ-25 “Stingray.” The uncrewed, carrier-based tanker aircraft will help extend the range of…

We’re not entirely sure what to call this one. It’s got the usual trappings of a drone, but with only a single rotor it clearly can’t be called by any of the standard multicopter names. Helicopter? Close, but not quite, since the rotor blades are fixed-pitch. We’ll just go with “monocopter” for now and sort out the details later for this ducted-fan, thrust-vectored UAV. Whatever we choose to call it — builder [tesla500] dubbed it the simultaneously optimistic and fatalistic “Ikarus” — it’s really unique View original article…

James Ricketson was arrested while he was flying a drone over an opposition rally in Cambodia. View original article at BBC World News

It’s only a personal Terminator-style guardian for one of Australia’s most precious natural resources. Coral bleaching has taken front and centre as far as threats to the Great Barrier Reef go, allowing the crown-of-thorns starfish to slink off and go about its business of destroying the reef in its own way. However, RangerBot is here to take these deadly starfish out, one by one. The result of a collaboration between the Queensland University of Technology, Google and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, RangerBot is an autonomous machine equipped…

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