Apocalyptic ‘UFO’ clouds form over Texas after weeks of heavy rain

Giant apocalyptic clouds akin to fluffy flying saucers have formed in the skies of central Texas, much to the astonishment of residents who have jokingly wondered if aliens had finally arrived.

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“Alien ships hiding in clouds,” wrote one Facebook user.

“Yep those are covers for spaceships!” wrote another.

“Those don’t even look real! They are kinda scary,” posted a third.

Altocumulus standing lenticular clouds, as they are known, are stationary clouds with flat, spherical layers shaped like lenses. Resembling alien spacecraft or a stack of pancakes, they typically form on the downwind side of mountains but can occasionally occur next to buildings or bridges.

Air travelling along the mountain is forced upwards by the obstruction, generating waves in the atmosphere, similar to those in the...

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With no motors inspiration for US military’s new mini-drones

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US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings.

The “micro air vehicle” is named after the insect that inspired its invention, the Cicada, which spends years underground before appearing in great swarms, reproducing and then dropping to the ground dead.

“The idea was why can’t we make UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that have the same sort of profile,” Aaron Kahn of the Naval Research Laboratory told AFP.

“We will put so many out there, it will be impossible for the enemy to pick them all up.”

The “Cicada”, short for Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft, was designed to be smaller, cheaper and simpler than any other robotic aircraft — but still able to carry out a missio...

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Stickybot is what you get when you combine a drone and a gecko

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Climber: Stickybot in action. Photo: Standford University

There is a wide array of obstacles facing the drone deliveries proposed by Amazon and Google. If the deliveries do happen, however, researchers from the mechanical engineering lab at Stanford University believe they have made a technological leap in the science of the drone’s landing.

Working with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, they have figured out how to enable a quadcopter drone to stick a landing – at any angle – much like a flying gecko or a bat. Without any kind of suction or anything sticky, the flying robot can now perch on a slippery surface.

This means that technologically, it would be possible for a pizza-carrying drone to land on a 14th-floor window or for a robot, carrying a medical kit, to perch on a...

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Man arrested after flying drone near White House

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The Pentagon is conducting a classified study on how to defend against drones, which are difficult to detect. Photo: Bradley Kanaris

The Secret Service arrested a man who was flying a small drone less than a block from the White House on Thursday afternoon, US officials said.

About 1pm, Secret Service uniformed officers saw a drone flying roughly 100 feet above Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House, the authorities said.

The man complied with officers’ commands to land the drone and he was arrested, they said. The officers then cordoned off the area in Lafayette Park in order to determine whether there were any explosives or anything else potentially harmful on the drone. They concluded that it was safe, the authorities said.

The Secret Service did not identify the man...

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More STEM education is not protection of jobs from robots

MANY OF US SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT OUR JOBS

BEWARE THE ROBOTIC TAKEOVER

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Care to guess what is the world’s fastest growing industry? Health care? Biotech? Energy? Nope. According to a recent report, it’s robotics.

And those robots are slowly but surely putting people out of work. Recent research at the University of Oxford suggests that nearly half of all jobs are at risk from automation.

Ironically this research used some advanced machine learning techniques to estimate which professions were most at risk of being automated in the next 20 years. Even the task of estimating which jobs are most at risk is being automated!

So what are the jobs most at risk? One was telemarketer. Now this might sound like a great thing. Fewer people will interrupt your dinner trying to sell you cable TV...

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NASA’s 10-engine electric UAV now flies as well as hovering shows in this video

NASA’s 10-engine tiltrotor drone
NASA’s ten-engine UAV, dubbed the Greased Lightning (GL-10), recently showed off a slick new trick in the skies over Hampton, Virginia. The drone, which is under development by a team at the Langley Research Center, had already passed its initial hovering tests last August; but that was the easy part. As the long and miserable development of the V-22 Osprey has shown, the real challenge is switching over from hover mode to conventional forward flight without the vehicle falling out of the sky. But on Thursday, NASA’s battery-powered tilt-rotor aircraft successfully did just that.

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NASA’s ten-engine UAV, dubbed the Greased Lightning (GL-10), recently showed off a slick new trick in the skies over Hampton, Virginia...

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This 12 gram Drone Bot Can Drag A 45 Pound Weight you tube video

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Drone Video Footage Shows Sperm Whales Stranded on Australian Beach

VIEW SPERM WAHLES STRANDED ON A BEACH IN AUSTRALIA VIA A DRONE CAM

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STALINS APE-HUMAN EXPERIMENTS MAKES RESULT A HUMAN DRONE IS DISCUSSED IN THIS FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY VIDEO

APES & MAN CROSS EXPERIMENTS DONE IN RUSSIA IN THE 1920’S

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SKY DRONE TAKES VIDEO OF WHALE & ITS CALF IN THE OPEN SEAS

 WHALE WITH CALF VIEWED FROM ABOVE BY SKY DRONE CAMERA

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CHINA RELEASES FIRST STEALTH DRONE TO DO TEST FLIGHT

 CHINA & NEW  STEALTH DRONE FIGHTER

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WATCH VIDEO: Exclusive drone footage shows students defacing Rhodes statue after removal

RHODES STATUE DEMOLISHED & DEFACED VIEWED BY DRONE IN THE SKY

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