NASA to provide first update on Perseverance rover since landing – Fox News

NASA to provide first update on Perseverance rover since landing  Fox NewsHow NASA’s Perseverance Landed On Mars: An Aerospace Engineer Breaks It Down In Fascinating Detail  JalopnikPerseverance’s LCAM Views the Heat Shield During Descent  Jet Propulsion LaboratoryThe first drone on Mars shows what the right collaborations make possible  World Economic ForumThe Mars Helicopter Could Charge up the Atmosphere Around Itself as it Flies  Universe TodayView Full Coverage on Google News

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Black Swift Deploys AI to Help Air Force Maintain Drone Fleet

Colorado-based Black Swift Technologies is helping the U.S

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Fueling with Ammonia

There’s a major push now to find energy sources with smaller carbon footprints. The maritime shipping industry, according to IEEE Spectrum, is going towards ammonia. Burning ammonia produces no CO2 and it isn’t hard to make. It doesn’t require special storage techniques as hydrogen does and it has ten times the energy density of a modern lithium-ion battery.
You can burn ammonia for internal combustion or use it in a fuel cell. However, there are two problems. First, no ships are currently using the fuel and second most ammonia today is made using a very carbon-intensive process. However it is possible

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Attack of the Flying 18650s

When somebody builds a quadcopter with the express purpose of flying it as fast and aggressively as possible, it’s not exactly a surprise when they eventually run it into an immovable object hard enough to break something. In fact, it’s more like a rite of passage. Which is why many serious fliers will have a 3D printer at home to rapidly run off replacement parts.
Avid first person view (FPV) flier [David Cledon] has taken this concept to its ultimate extreme by designing a 3D printable quadcopter that’s little more than an 18650 cell with some motors attached. Since the two-piece

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Meet this year’s winners of the Dance Your PhD contest

Finnish researcher Jakub Kubecka won this year’s Dance Your PhD contest with a rap-based dance inspired by his work on the physics of atmospheric molecular clusters.
The global pandemic ruined most of our plans for 2020, but it couldn’t keep graduate students around the world from setting their thesis research to dance, submitting videos produced in strict adherence to local COVID-19 restrictions. With a little help from his friends, Ivo Neefjes and Vitus Besel, Jakub Kubecka, a Finnish graduate student, won with a rap-based dance about the physics of atmospheric molecular clusters. Incorporating computer animation and drone footage, Kubecka beat out 40 other contestants to take top honors, as well as winning the physics category.
As we’ve reported previously, the Dance Your PhD contest was established in 2008 by science journalist John Bohannon

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LUTS, Log, 10Bit: Geeking Out on Camera Formats for Drones

It takes more than just a Part 107 to be a good drone service provider: customers require expertise in production, too.  If you’re confused about camera formats for drones and some of the newest options on the market, we’ve got you covered with this deep dive

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Vantis Expands: Building Out the Drone Industry in North Dakota

Vantis, North Dakota’s statewide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) network, is expanding: and with it, North Dakota’s drone ecosystem. North Dakota has invested heavily in the drone ecosystem, putting significant money and resources behind drone businesses

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Drone Delivery of COVID Vaccines: Zipline Begins

Yesterday, drone delivery heroes Zipline began drone delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to selected health facilities within its service area in Ghana. “This makes Ghana the first country in the world to deploy drones on a national scale to deliver COVID-19 vaccines,” says the press release

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DJI announces FPV first person hybrid drone – news –

DJI announces FPV first person hybrid drone – news  GSMArena.comDJI FPV drone hands-on: A high-speed immersive flying experience with 4K video for $1,299  CNETDJI FPV drone review: fast and furious  The VergeReview: DJI’s New FPV Drone is Effortless, Exhilarating Fun  IEEE SpectrumDJI FPV review: This drone makes you feel like Superman  Tom’s GuideView Full Coverage on Google News

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I crashed the DJI FPV drone the first time I took it for a spin

The DJI FPV drone is a beast that can only be tamed by seasoned pilots. I thought I was worthy, but I crashed it on my first test flight.

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