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11
Dec
2018

Heavy-hauling drone lays claim to a Guinness World Record

ARDN's Skyf drone during demonstration flights

We first caught wind of the Skyf drone from ARDN around a year ago, and the Russian outfit rolled out some pretty outrageous performance specs to go with it. With a mix of gasoline and electric motors, the massive multirotor drone can apparently carry a 440-lb (220 kg) payload for up to eight hours. Recent demonstration flights in Tatarstan, Russia didn't see it quite reach these lofty heights, but it did do enough for its creators to lay claim to a Guinness World Record.

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Category: Drones

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Dec
2018

Next-generation B-21 Raider heavy bomber passes design review

Artist's rendering of the B-21 Raider

The US Air Force's next strategic heavy bomber has passed a critical design review. On November 28 to 30, the US Defense Department carried out a multi-disciplined technical evaluation of the proposed B-21 Raider to see if its design was stable and mature enough to warrant moving on to manufacturing and flight testing, and the evaluation has determined that significant progress has been made on the three-year old project.

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Dec
2018

Swarms of bionic bees could monitor farms with electronic backpacks

Researchers have fitted bees with electronic backpacks that can sense their surroundings and collect data

As clever as we humans like to think we are, plenty of things we invent have already been done more effectively by nature. Our drones are pretty handy, but nature's drones – bees – are far more efficient. Rather than building our own from scratch, researchers at the University of Washington have created tiny suites of sensors that bees can wear like backpacks, to help gather data from their environment.

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Category: Electronics

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Dec
2018

Study reveals extra compounds in coffee team up with caffeine to protect against Parkinson’s

A compound called EHT may be a vital player in the neurological protections conferred by coffee

A rigorous new study from researchers at Rutgers offers insight into the oft-cited correlation between coffee consumption and a decreased risk of developing Parkinson's disease. The discovery reveals a coffee compound called EHT works synergistically with caffeine to potentially protect the brain from neurodegeneration.

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Category: Science

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Dec
2018

US Navy launches third and final Zumwalt-class destroyer

DDG 1002 afloat

The third and last Zumwalt-class ship for the US Navy launched on Sunday at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. Built as part of a US$1.826 billion contract, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) is one of the three largest destroyers ever built for the Navy and was floated over a period of several days by moving her to a drydock, which was then slowly flooded.

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