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Brain power multiplied for drone swarm control

A team at Arizona State University has developed a system that allows a user to control ...

Past research has found ways to steer a drone just through the power of the mind. Now, researchers at Arizona State University have built on that with a system that allows a pilot to take control of a whole swarm of drones, both in the air and on the ground.

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Category: Drones

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Highlights from the 2016 Farnborough Airshow

The Lockheed Martin F-35 II made a public debut at the Farnborough Airshow

The engines have been powered down and the hangar doors are shut after another Farnborough International Airshow. Not even foul weather could put a dampener on proceedings, with the Boeing 737 MAX and Lockheed Martin F-35 both making their airshow debut under grey skies. Here's a quick look at some of the highlights.

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Category: Aircraft

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Audi dusts off an untouched rally classic

The Audi Group S never saw the light of day, after regulators killed the series before ...

For rally fans, WRC doesn't come close to matching the drama of Group B. Walls of people lined narrow stages, desperate to see drivers wrestle boxy turbo tearaways down the road, inches from death the whole time. Over Group B's four-year run, the pressure to turn road cars into boosted monsters became too much for Audi, which decided to develop a car for the Group S series that was set to replace it. The Audi Group S is that car, designed for a series that was scrapped before it started.

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Category: Automotive

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Golf Cart Jetpack gives new meaning to a “birdie”

Pro Golfer Bubba Watson, Oakley and Martin Aircraft have teamed up to create the Golf Cart ...

The humble golf cart is not very slick, but it gets the job done. So is there a better way to get from tee to green? In 2013, pro golfer Bubba Watson, along with Oakley and Neoteric Hovercraft, posed this question with a Golf Cart Hovercraft. Now, with the help of Martin Aircraft, the team has taken to the skies with the Golf Cart Jetpack.

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Category: Aircraft

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Look, but don’t touch: BMW’s 1 Series Sedan is for Chinese hands only

The 1 Series Sedan is China-only

BMW has made some radical changes to its overall brand in recent years. An "Ultimate Driving Machine" used to send its power to the back wheels, but demand for more efficient, spacious cars has forced BMW to reverse course and offer front-wheel drive on some of its cars. The latest to break with tradition is the 1 Series Sedan, a four-door aimed squarely at China.

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“Harpoon” negates need for open-heart surgery

The Harpoon TSD-5 can repair broken or stretched cords that control the opening and closing of ...

Open-heart surgery is risky and can take patients months to recover from. Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center have developed a device that eliminates the need for such surgery for those suffering degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR). Not only does the device reduce time spent on the operating table, but it could eventually see patients heading home from hospital the day after a heart operation.

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Category: Biology

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Ford F-450 Super Duty is a truck with some serious pull

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Densest-ever memory system uses individual atoms to store data

STM scan (96 nm wide, 126 nm tall) of the 1 kB memory, written to a ...

Ever since the first practical computers came on the market in the 1950s, scientists and engineers have been seeking ever more compact data storage technologies, which have gone from giant drums to tiny chips. Now scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) have developed a memory technology that achieves the ultimate physical limit by using individual atoms to represent a single bit of data.

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Category: Computers

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The RPG Reload Podcast – 017 – ‘Banner Saga’

Hello, gentle listeners, and welcome to a much-belated episode of the RPG Reload Podcast. We're a couple of weeks late this month, and that's partly from tech problems and partly from my strict schedule the last few weeks. It's here now, though, and the good news is that the next episode is just that much

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