DRONES TO MONITOR ACTIVITIES OF KILLER WHALES AS IN THIS VIDEO & PICS

USING DRONES TO MONITOR & CAPTURE IMAGES OF KILLER WHALES ACTIVITIES & MOVEMENTS

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Researchers from the Vancouver Aquarium and the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have begun using drones to keep tabs on endangered killer whales off the west coast of the continent. The technology is giving the researchers a fresh perspective on the well-being of the animals, and provides yet another example of how UAVs are giving rise to new means of conservation.

Armed with a custom-built marine hexacopter, the researchers were able to monitor the status of the protected Northern Resident killer whales and the endangered Southern Resident species.

The drone tracked the whales from an altitude of 100 ft (30 m), a distance that puts it out of the whale’s earshot, and collected ...

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Underwater vehicle creator thinks outside the bubble with the ‘The Platypus’ as seen in this video & pics

 UNDERWATER VEHICLE PLATYPUS CONCEPT ON TRACK THINKING OUTSIDE THE ‘BUBBLE’

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Vehicles such as the EGO semi-submarine boat and Adventure-Doo are designed to bring the underwater action within reach of those without the time or inclination to put in the training required to get behind the controls of personal submarines like the offerings from U-boat Worx. But the Platypus underwater exploration vehicle from François-Alexandre Bertrand ditches the waterproof hull while giving users a taste of life beneath the waves. We first looked at the Platypus in concept form in 2011 and a prototype has now hit the water as it navigates the often-treacherous waters to commercial availability.

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“The submersible has existed for a long time, but with a big bubble,” Bertrand tells Gizmag...

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Version 3.0 of Aeromobil flying car unveiled, see pics & video here

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It may still sound like the stuff of science fiction, but the AeroMobil flying car is close to a final design. The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype was premiered today at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna. The roadster-cum-light-aircraft is being tested to refine final performance and features.

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The AeroMobil first took to the skies last year as version 2.5. According to the company, the new version was developed and built in the 10 months after the release of version 2.5 and is “very close to the final product.”

“I’m very happy with what we were able to achieve in such a short time with the team of only 12 people,” says AeroMobil co-founder and CTO Stefan Klein. “AeroMobil 3...

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Gravity powered aircraft flies with no fuel in pics & schematic diagram.

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January 21, 2004 The concept of sustained flight without the use of fuel seems far reaching even by today’s advanced aviation standards. Even more so when you consider that aircrafts should ideally be able to carry heavy loads of passengers and cargo. However one innovator’s astounding new designs could transform the air transport industry of the 21st Century if they turn out to be valid

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Former nuclear designer, Robert D. Hunt of Hunt Aviation Corp has come up with a new “gravity powered aircraft technology” that he claims can accomplish sustained fuel-less flight. Hunt has designed a new hybrid aircraft: a “gravity-powered aircraft” which is a fixed wing, ridged skin airplane made of lightweight and modern composite materials...

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Defikopter drone air-drops a defibrillator to EMTs on the ground.Video & pics here.

The Defikopter is a UAV that can be activated by a smartphone app to automatically take to the skies and drop a defibrillator to medical personnel on the ground

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We’ve seen flying drones designed to deliver food and even beer on command, but a new autonomous aircraft from a non-profit organization in Germany could provide medical equipment to remote areas in an emergency. The Defikopter is a UAV that can be activated by a smartphone app to automatically take to the skies and drop a defibrillator to medical personnel on the ground, shaving precious seconds from the time it takes to receive treatment for cardiac arrest.

The idea for the drone comes from Definetz, a non-profit group dedicated to preventing deaths due to heart failure...

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Only a heartbeat away: Ambulance Drone designed to cut cardiac arrest response times. Video & pics here.

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If there’s anything we can take from the barrage of delivery drones to emerge recently, its that the technology has the potential to transport objects with unprecedented efficiency. Graduate student Alec Momont from Holland’s Delft University of Technology is looking to tap into this ability to reduce emergency response times to cardiac arrest incidents. His Ambulance Drone prototype carries a defibrillator to the scene and promises to dramatically increase the rate of survival.

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Receiving treatment quickly can be the difference when it comes to heart attacks, with every passing minute lowering the chances of survival. Although public defibrillators are becoming more common, they aren’t everywhere and the public often doesn’t know how to use one or hesitates through lack of confidence...

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Rupert Murdoch takes to the skies with a remotely-piloted ‘quadcopter’ drone

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Taking to he skies … Rupert Murdoch has flown his own “quadcopter” drone at Laguna Beach, California. Photo: AP

In the wake of News Corp’s foundation-shaking phone hacking trial, the thought of Rupert Murdoch at the helm of his own spy drone is enough to make his critics break out in a sweat.

But the 83-year-old media titan has taken to the sky like a pro, publishing a picture of his maiden flight on his personal social media account.

“Trying out my new drone,” the Melbourne-born executive chairman of News Corp boasted.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook (right) chats with Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp and Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California. Photo: Reuters

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CROP CIRCLE MYSTERY JUST HAPPENS AS SHOWN IN THIS VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

AERIAL VIEWS OF CROP CIRCLES VIEWED FROM A DRONES EYE VIEW

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Parrot Rolling Spider MiniDrone

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Parrot’s Rolling Spider with the wheels attached.

A palm-sized quadrocopter which doubles as a remote control car, Parrot’s Rolling Spider might be your perfect geek toy.

The problem with remote control flying toys is that they tend to be either cheap and nasty or prohibitively expensive. At $139.99 Parrot’s Rolling Spider MiniDrone sits nicely in the middle, especially if you’ve been burned by cheap and nasty alternatives and don’t want to throw good money after bad. The catch is that you need an iOS, Android or Windows Phone 8.1 device in order to pilot the Spider.

The Spider’s body is slightly bigger than a box of matches and sits easily in the palm of your hand...

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DRONES AERIAL VIDEO VIEW OF NEW APPLES HEADQUARTERS

 AMATEUR VIDEO USING DRONE OF APPLES NEW SPACESHIP HEADQUARTERS  IN SILICON VALLEY

Amateur video footage taken by a drone and uploaded to YouTube reveals the enormous scale of Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters now under construction in Silicon Valley, California.

The video shows a massive construction site, reinforced concrete foundations and what looks to be the gargantuan underground carpark that is designed to hide the eyesore of an outdoor parking lot.

The building, designed the British architectural firm Foster + Partners, is a four-storey, circular edifice built around a 60 hectare landscaped park. The complex will accommodate 12,000 employees.

The park at the core “would replicate the original California landscape, and parts of it would also recapture the orchards of [Silicon...

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Chinese reportedly working on super-fast submarine that would ‘fly’ in an ‘air bubble’

A ‘supercavitating’ submarine creates a bubble of air that encompasses the whole vehicle by ejecting gas through the nose with enough force that it forms water vapor. This greatly reduces drag and allows it to travel at high speeds not possible by standard submarines. Photo: The Washington Post

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In the annals of vehicular locomotion, the submarine is the equivalent of the Walkman. It dazzled the masses when it hit, flexing nuclear-tipped missiles that completed the “nuclear triad” of deterrence.

But other technologies soon surpassed it in terms of speed and agility. Now, years later, the submarine may be making a comeback — at least theoretically. Researchers at the Harbin Institute of Technology in northeast China tell the South China Morning Post that they’re hard at work on a s...

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IS IT A HOVERBIKE OR A COPTER DRONE??

Henry Sapiecha

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