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These Australian Coast aerial pics are Incredible from a Drone’s-Eye View

The man behind the account is Gabriel Scanu, a 20-year-old photographer from Sydney, Australia, who captures some seriously wanderlust-inducing photos with a drone.

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Loon Copter drone flies as well as floats and dives underwater in this Video

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The Loon Copter tips forward to “fly” underwater (Credit: Oakland University).

Along with the usual flying drones, there are also models that can move along the surface of the water like boats, that can explore underwater like submarines, or that can even both fly and float. As is the case with its feathered namesake, however, Oakland University’s Loon Copter can fly, land on the water to see what’s under the surface, and then dive down to check out what it sees.

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The Loon flies in the same fashion as any other quadcopter, and initially floats when it comes to rest on the water. It can then simply sit in one spot, or it can use its props to push itself along the surface. The real fun starts when it pumps water into its buoyancy chamber, though, causing it to sink.

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Imaging drones to spot signs of explosive chemicals leaking from landmines in this video

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University of Bristol researcher Dr Tom Scott with a landmine-hunting drone.

Care estimates there are some 110 million landmines buried around the world, with more than 70 people killed or injured each day by these deadly devices. Locating and disabling landmines is not only a meticulous and time-intensive task, but an incredibly dangerous one as well. Working to help keep humans out of harm’s way, British scientists are developing drones with advanced imaging technology to more effectively map and speed up the clearing of affected areas.

Flying a drone over a football stadium would normally incite all kinds of outrage from protective managers determined to safeguard their secret tactics...

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Israeli engineer designs grounded drone delivery service video presentation

DRONE DELIVERY UNIT BY ISRAELI ENGINEER KOBI SHIKAR

Published on Oct 14, 2015

Israeli engineer designs grounded drone delivery service

The Transwheel delivery drone will never get off the ground.

And that’s just how Israeli inventor Kobi Shikar designed it.

(SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) “TRANSWHEEL” DELIVERY ROBOT DESIGNER AND FORMER STUDENT AT SHENKAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, KOBI SHIKAR, SAYING:

“I worked on a concept that is a robotic autonomous wheel that is directed by GPS and has photography systems and facial recognition with the purpose of transporting packages, ranging from postal parcels to larger packages.”

The motorised delivery unicycle will hold packages on its ‘head’ with two robotic arms.

It will then hand them over to its recipients by identifying them from social media...

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Stephen Hawking in Reddit AMA to promote call to ban killer robots

Hawking joins Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak in warning against development of autonomous weapons.

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Physicist Stephen Hawking will answer AI questions on Reddit after supporting a call for researchers to tread carefully.

Would a machine with AI have the same drive to reproduce as biological organisms do? Can — and should — empathy be introduced? If there are questions swimming around in your brain about the future of artificial intelligence, you can now send them to Stephen Hawking himself for an answer. Hawking has signed up for his first-ever AMA (Ask me Anything) on Reddit, and will be answering questions there for the next few weeks.

Yes, you read that correctly — weeks...

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