Monthly Archives August 2013

BRITISH ARMY USING BLACK HORNET MINIATURE SPY DRONES IN WAR ZONES AS SHOWN HERE IN THIS VIDEO

Miniature black hawk spy drones used for scouting in war zones to save British soldiers lives

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DRONES USED BY NASA TO TRACK & MONITOR HURRICANES AS SHOWN IN THIS VIDEO

INSIDE NASA DRONE PLANE LAB SHOWS IN THIS VIDEO TRACKING HURRICANES

Hurricanes tracked by use of NASA drones

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JAPAN LEADS THE WAY INTO LAUNCHING CHEAPER FASTER ROCKETS INTO SPACE

CHEAPER WAY TO LAUNCH ROCKETS FROM JAPAN

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday canceled the launch of a new rocket it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of putting satellites into space, saying it suffered a problem that aborted the countdown 19 seconds before it was supposed to blast off.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency official Yuko Hoshikawa said an automatic countdown for the three-stage Epsilon rocket stopped when an irregularity in the rocket posture was detected. No further details were immediately available on the scrapped launch from a space center on the southern Japan island of Kyushu.

JAXA President Naoki Okumura said the cause of the problem is under investigation and that he could not say how soon the launch could be rescheduled.

“Finding the cause is our first and ...

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GOOGLE GLASS HACKED INTO TO CONTROL DRONE

BUBLITZ CRACKED GOOGLE GLASS CODE TO CONTROL QUADCOPTER DRONE

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Outfitted with Google Glass, Blaine Bublitz controls a drone softly floating in the air before him with just a slight tilt of the head.

Bublitz, from the coding company IcedDev, used a JavaScript code to turn Google Glass into a basic control system for a quadcopter drone, thus allowing him to control the device by moving his head.

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In July, Bublitz attended International Nodebots Day, a hacking event in various cities throughout the United States where attendants use a JavaScript program called node.js. Bublitz wanted to experiment with different input devices to control robots, all while using JavaScript to create a program he could tweak for different controllers and vehicles.

Bublitz started with a control program that w...

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