NY already using aerial drones — just for fun We’re in the drone zone. The nation is flipping out over the future of unmanned aerial vehicles — but they’ve already taken off in New York. The aerial robots have soared across the public library, MTV broadcasts and the Electric Zoo Festival. Halstead flies them for real-estate shots, startups are making drone “pets” and scores of hobbyists are sending them into city skies. “Drones aren’t only for military use,” said David Quinones, head of New York firm SkyCamUsa. Politicians and privacy watchdogs have been in a furor since Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos revealed his futuristic vision of delivering packages using drones. Last week, a tiny Colorado town mulled a proposal that would allow residents to hunt down the flying robots with shotguns in the name of privacy. Because the devices are becoming more accessible — as low as $300 online — some reckless fliers have run into trouble. “You have to understand, drones are designed around collecting information,” Stepanovich told The Post.
Defikopter: Drohnen können Leben retten Ein neuartiges Rettungssystem für den Fall des Plötzlichen Herztodes wurde am 23.August 2013 in Halle vorgestellt. Der gemeinnützige Verein Definetz und das Bielefelder Technologieunternehmen Height-Tech führten den Prototypen einer Drohne vor, die im Ernstfall GPS-gesteuert automatisch einen Patienten erreichen und dort wahlweise landen oder einen Defibrillator absetzen kann. "Wir alle hoffen und wollen uns nicht unbedingt damit auseinandersetzen, dass wir mit einem plötzlichen Herztod konfrontiert werden können", führte der Pressesprecher der Gerry Weber World, Frank Hofen, in das Thema ein: "Doch die Realität ist, dass in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland pro Jahr rund 100.000 Menschen solch ein Tod ereilt, obwohl vielfach Rettung durch den Einsatz eines Defibrillators möglich gewesen wäre." Das wichtigste Kriterium bei der Rettung von Menschen, die den plötzlichen Herztod erleiden ist schnelles Handeln. Die definetz-Vorsitzende Helga Darenberg erläutert Details des Projekt.
Flying car As part of AeroMobil’s team Martin is responsible for company’s strategy in the areas financing, market entry, and regulatory affairs. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and public policy leader. He is the founder and former executive chairman of Neulogy, the first major advisory and investment boutique in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on R&D, technology transfer and technology start-ups. Currently he serves as CEO of his latest tech start-up, Nubi. Nubi is a crowdsourced, collaborative platform harnessing the global resources for hardware and manufacturing. Previously, Martin was a Senior Director and Head of Europe at the World Economic Forum. Martin sees that AeroMobil can and will be a lot more than just a combination of a cool sports car and a fun, small aircraft. More ›
RAFAGA system allows autonomous drones to find their way without GPS While there's a great deal of excitement surrounding the concept of autonomous delivery drones, the aircraft would likely all utilize GPS to navigate – and GPS satellites aren't always available. That's why Prof. Martinez Carranza has developed a new drone navigation system, that's based purely on visual observations. Carranza is a researcher with Mexico's National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE). Users of the system start with a Google Maps-like satellite image of the area that they want the drone to traverse, and draw a flight path on that map – not unlike the autonomous flight software currently used by many personal drones. Whereas those aircraft proceed to follow GPS waypoints, however, a RAFAGA-enabled drone uses its onboard camera to identify buildings or other features on the ground, matching them up with their aerial images on the satellite map. Source: Investigacion y Desarrollo (Spanish)
Aerion® Corporation | A faster future. Bad weather forces Solar Impulse to land in Japan The Solar Impulse team reports that the aircraft is making an unscheduled stopover in Nagoya, Japan. The plan was to cross a weather front just before Hawaii on solar day 5, but the latest forecasts looked grim so the decision was made to land and wait for better weather conditions. Solar Impulse took off from Nanjing Lukou Airport in China on the latest leg of its round the world flight on May 30. "The cold front is too dangerous to cross, so we have decided to land in Nagoya Airfield, also known as Komaki Airport, and wait for better weather conditions in order to continue," says the team. "It’s a delay that is disappointing to us but, on the other hand, we are extremely happy with the performance of the aircraft. "We are thankful to the Japanese authorities who have been very flexible and supportive in helping us in coordinating this unexpected setback. The latest breaking news broadcast can be viewed below. Source: Solar Impulse
HyperMach Spike S-512 The Spike S-512 is a projected supersonic business jet, designed by Spike Aerospace, an American aerospace firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. If produced, it would allow long flights for business and private travelers, such as from New York City to London, to take only three to four hours instead of six to seven. The company plans to promote the project with an exhibit at the 2014 EAA Airventure airshow. The aircraft will not have windows for the passengers, instead it will be lined with tiny cameras sending footage to thin, curved displays lining the interior walls of the fuselage. Spike expects to launch the plane by December 2018. Specifications Spike claims the jet will have a cruise speed of Mach 1.4-1.6. General characteristics Capacity: 18 passengersLength: 131 ft ()Wingspan: 60 ft ()Height: ()Wing area: 1125 m² ()Empty weight: 38000 lbs ()Loaded weight: 44000 lbs ()Max. takeoff weight: 84000 lbs ()Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney JT8D turbofan
Synergy Aircraft Skylon spaceplane engine concept achieves key milestone 28 November 2012Last updated at 03:10 ET By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News Sabre's trick: Hot air passes over the piping, plunging to lower than -140C in just 1/100th of a second The UK company developing an engine for a new type of spaceplane says it has successfully demonstrated the power unit's enabling technology. Reaction Engines Ltd (REL) of Culham, Oxfordshire, ran a series of tests on key elements of its Sabre propulsion system under the independent eye of the European Space Agency (Esa). Esa's experts have confirmed that all the demonstration objectives were met. REL claims the major technical obstacle to its ideas has now been removed. "This is a big moment; it really is quite a big step forward in propulsion," said Alan Bond, the driving force behind the Sabre engine concept. The company must now raise the £250m needed to complete the next phase of development. This would essentially take the project to the final designs that could be handed to a manufacturer.
Lehmann Aviation Unmanned aerial vehicle A group photo of aerial demonstrators at the 2005 Naval Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Air Demo. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. They are usually deployed for military and special operation applications, but also used in a small but growing number of civil applications, such as policing and firefighting, and nonmilitary security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. History The birth of U.S. There are two prominent UAV programs within the United States: that of the military and that of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The Israeli Tadiran Mastiff, which first flew in 1973, is seen as the first modern battlefield UAV, due to its data-link system, endurance-loitering, and live video streaming. FAA designation  In the United States, shortly after,[when?] U.S.
Electric Airplanes Will Change The Future Each year, over 3 billion people travel on airplanes. Worldwide, airplanes produced 689 million tonnes of CO2 in 2012. These numbers are expected to grow higher in the future. However, why settle for 2% when we could develop fully electric airplanes and cut aviation C02 emissions to zero? Worldwide, flights produced 689 million tonnes of CO2 in 2012. Electric Airplanes Will Change The FutureBy 2050, we could see over 1300 new international airports and a doubling of commercial flights worldwide. Airbus Group plans to further develop the E-Fan technology demonstrator and to produce and market two versions of the aircraft by a subsidiary named VoltAir. According to the AIRBUS website:“The successful first public flight of the electric E-Fan experimental aircraft was the highlight of Airbus Group’s E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux, France. About the author Gray Scott is founder and editorial director of SERIOUS WONDER.com. You may also like
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