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Boeing's Loyal Wingman jet-propelled combat drone has been put through its first high-speed taxi test in preparation for its maiden flight next year. Conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at an undisclosed location in Australia, the tests were designed to verify if the craft functions as expected at accelerated speeds.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: Boe
Walmart is pressing ahead with its efforts to automate certain parts of its logistics operations, today announcing plans to conduct tests of completely driverless trucks along a leg of its supply chain in Arkansas. The move follows trials using the same trucks from startup Gatik with a safety driver onboard, as the company looks to expand the pilot to other US states in the new year.Continue Read
Just last week, AutoX announced the roll out a fleet of autonomous RoboTaxis in downtown Shenzhen, representing the first time such vehicles have been deployed in China without safety drivers or remote operators.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Baidu, Autonomous Vehicles, Beijing
Boeing has taken another step forward – following one or two recent steps back – in the development of its Starliner capsule, successfully completing a series of final parachute tests for the spacecraft’s landing system. The exercise allowed for the collection of valuable data on the performance of pre-flown parachutes, with the team now setting its sights on a second orbital test flight and crew
Boeing has successfully carried out flight tests involving five high-performance, pilotless "surrogate jets" that operated as a team without the intervention of a human supervisor. The tests at the Queensland Flight Test Range in Cloncurry, Australia demonstrated how the 11-foot (3.4-m) aircraft could use on-board command and control and data sharing capabilities to collaborate with one another.C
during the expedition, the two danish architects collected data about the structure and the psychological wellbeing of its inhabitants. The post SAGA tests ‘lunark’ moon habitat in northern greenland’s extreme climate conditions appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
California's QuantumScape has announced stunning performance figures for what may be the first commercially viable solid-state lithium-metal battery. It's claimed to add as much as 80 percent to the range of an electric car, and charge from 0-80 percent in just 15 minutes.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy, ScienceTags: Batteries, Battery, Lithium-ion, Solid-state, QuantumScape
A novel cancer vaccine is moving to Phase 1 human trials in the United States after promising results from animal studies showed encouraging efficacy and a robust safety profile. A new study describes the vaccine as producing complete responses in 90 percent of animals when combined with a second immunotherapy drug.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Vaccines, Immunotherapy, T
Malaria is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year, with testing for the disease involving blood sampling and then trained medical professionals to reach a result. Engineers at Rice University have designed a new bandage-like microneedle device that could greatly improve access to this type of diagnostic, with the ability to detect key markers of the disease without drawing any
Does how we place an image in history depend upon its presentation? A new quiz (and experiment) by Matt Daniels and Jan Diehm aims to test this question. The quiz, published on The Pudding, shows users a series of five images captured in the United States during the last century and asks you to estimate the year the photo was taken.We recommend taking the quiz before reading the rest of this arti is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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