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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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ROBOTIC DRONE SEES IN THE DEEPEST OF OCEANS FOR LIFE DOWN BELOW

THIS AUTOSUB DRONE SCANS THE DEEP OCEANS TO IDENTIFY LIVING THINGS IN THE OCEAN DEPTS

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Curious about what’s living on the deep sea floor? Well, the Autosub6000 AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) is helping us find out. Led by Dr. Kirsty Morris, a team at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has equipped one of the unmanned submarines with a high-resolution photographic system. As a result, it’s claimed to be far more effective at identifying deep-sea life than the usual approach of scientific trawling.

Previously developed by NOC engineers, the Autosub6000 autonomously travels untethered along preprogrammed deep-sea routes, continuously mapping the sea floor as it does so...

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Earth from Space: NASA 15 Amazing Things in 15 Years. Enjoy this journey.

NASA and other space agencies had launched satellites to study Earth before. But the past 15 years have produced a more comprehensive look at Earth from space than any other period in history. At a time when our planet is undergoing critically important changes, this global view offers not only stunning imagery but also vitally important information about how Earth is changing.

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To celebrate 15 successful years of the Earth Observing System, we’ve collected 15 impressive, awe-inducing or simply just plain interesting images gathered by NASA’s three flagship Earth orbiters since the Terra launch.

Enjoy. And here’s to the next 15.

1. Blue Marble 2002

Taking a full photograph of Earth from space takes some doing...

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Cheetah robot has real-world applications uni studies reveal.

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In this Oct. 24, 2014 photo, researchers stand beside a robotic cheetah on an athletic field at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) researchers Randall Briggs, left, and Will Bosworth monitor a robotic cheetah during a test run on an athletic field at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. MIT scientists said the robot, modeled after the fastest land animal, may have real-world applications, including for prosthetic legs. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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In this Oct. 24, 2014 photo, a robotic cheetah rests at the feet of researcher Randall Briggs on an athletic field at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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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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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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MIT researchers augment humans with extra robotic arms. See pics & view video here.

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Featured in comic books since 1963, Dr. Octopus, or “Doc Ock” is an enemy of Spiderman with four extra robotic arms attached to his back that assist him in his nefarious plans. That vision of humans with extra limbs – minus the supervillain part – is taking shape at MIT with researchers adding “supernumerary robotic arms” to assist with tasks that ordinary two-armed humans would find difficult.

There are many tasks around the house or factory that you have probably said to yourself, “if I only an extra arm, this would be a lot easier.” Tasks like hanging a ceiling fan, installing an overhead light fixture, or even just holding open a box would be easier if there was an extra arm to help out. Now engineers are envisioning two robotic arms as helping hands.

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SOME GREAT AERIAL PICS TAKEN FROM A DRONE

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The mysterious patterns from a drones eye view in the middle of the Nazca desert

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ETCHED into the land at the Nazca Desert are vast figures of humans, creatures and plants, spread over 1000 square kilometres. Their creation remains somewhat of a mystery.

Lonely Planet ventured to the desert and detailed its perplexing sights in the book The World’s Great Wonders. Here’s what they found.

The drone of the propeller blades is deafening. The small plane is being gently buffeted around by the winds. Below lies the vast, red-brown expanse of the Nazca Desert, crisscrossed with snaking ravines.

A yell pierces through the din of the propeller. From the copilot’s seat your guide is pointing excitedly at something up ahead. Craning to see through the cockpit windscreen, you catch a glimpse of some lines on the arid plain below.

As you get closer, the form of an animal...

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Amateur astronomer Ivar Kooren captures incredible images of the sun from his backyard

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Close up photo of the sun. Photo: Ivar Kooren.

THE sun is 93 million miles away but one amateur astronomer hasn’t let that stop him capturing incredible close up photos from his back garden.

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Ivar Kooren, from The Netherlands, used off-the-shelf equipment to capture these stunning images.

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They include bursts of flames — known as prominences — flickering from the sun’s surface. These flames are only visible during solar maxima when the sun is most active.

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“My backyard lays north so I can see pretty good to the east where the sun rises in the morning — the best time to capture these types of images,” he said.

While the setting is straightforward, the images themselves are difficult to capture and Kooren uses specialist techniques to produce the final version.

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SEVERAL SPECTACULAR NASA SCENES OF SPACE SEEN HERE

Unsatisfied with the officious sounding NGC 5189, in December 2012, the media boffins at NASA romantically described this gaseous cluster as “a glass-blown holiday ornament with a glowing ribbon entwined”.

But really, this puff of glowing gas is the last moments in the life of a medium-sized star, about the size of our Sun

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This image of the Lena River Delta in Siberia was taken by a Landsat satellite buzzing over 700 kilometres above Earth.

At 4,400 km long, The Lena River is one of the largest rivers in the world.

It looks like “part of some vascular network in a living body; a mixture of chaos and organisation,” says Prof. Lineweaver

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VIEW ALL SATELLITES ORBITING EARTH IN THE ONE IMAGE HERE

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As we gear up for an era where space travel becomes more common thanks to the efforts of companies like Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, territory that was unchartered just a few decades ago could soon become commonplace.

Even those of us with no interest in traveling to space have come to rely on The Final Frontier more so than ever before, thanks to an increasing number of services that rely on satellites orbiting the Earth.

Cell phones and in-dash navigation systems rely on GPS satellites, Dish and DirecTV obviously use satellite feeds, and satellite communications systems offered by the likes of Inmarsat and Iridium continue to proliferate across various industries. Just how crowded is it getting up there above the Earth’s atmosphere?

The answer: Pretty...

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