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Two-seater German-made multicopter flying machine on its way

Insert Coin: Atlas human-powered helicopter gunning for elusive Sikorsky prize (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. The AeroVelo group, a team of students and professional engineers, wants...
Insert Coin: Atlas human-powered helicopter gunning for elusive Sikorsky prize (video)

Edward Snowden may be the last of the human spies | Christopher Steiner

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In future, the public may never be alerted to NSA-type revelations because surveillance is fast becoming automatedKurt Vonnegut once opined: "Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power." That power corrupts is hardly debatable. For that reason, the evolution of espionage has run in parallel with the development...
Edward Snowden may be the last of the human spies | Christopher Steiner

Start soaring with the Robocopter GST Special Edition [VB Store]

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Remote-controlled toys have never really gone out of style, and with technological advances it is likely that you’re already carrying around a remote for one in your pocket – your iPhone – so all you need now is the toy to control. That’s where the latest VentureBeat offer comes...
Start soaring with the Robocopter GST Special Edition [VB Store]

CAA For Nyan Cats: How Viral Spiral Helps The Meme-Famous Profit From Their 15 Minutes

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Viral Spiral founder Damian Collier: as comfortable in front of the camera as his amateur web-video stars. | Photos by Alex Sturrock Bart Jansen loves cats and airplanes. When the 33-year-old Dutch artist's tabby, Orville--named after Orville Wright--was killed by a car in September of 2011, Jansen confronted his grief...
CAA For Nyan Cats: How Viral Spiral Helps The Meme-Famous Profit From Their 15 Minutes

ESA launches drone app to crowdsource flight data

arstechnica.com
The European Space Agency (ESA) is turning to the power of the crowd to improve robotic rendezvous methods, launching an app that will help fuel the construction of autonomous spacecraft that can maneuver, dock, and land themselves. Owners of the Parrot AR.Drone, a midget drone that flies on four...
ESA launches drone app to crowdsource flight data

Gadget Of The Week: The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

techcrunch.com
There are plenty of ways to get your flight school kicks with your smartphone or tablet — this missile shooting Griffin chopper comes to mind — but few manage to ooze as much style (or cost as much money) as Parrot’s AR.Drone 2.0. Getting the thing ready to fly is...
Gadget Of The Week: The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

18 rotors and up: E-volo shows personal helicopter prototype

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The German startup hopes to build an 18-rotor personal "multicopter" by 2015 and is showing a prototype at the CeBIT trade show. [Read more]...
18 rotors and up: E-volo shows personal helicopter prototype

Martin Jetpack priced at $86,000, mere mortals will soon be able to buy one too

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Tired of the limited legroom, bad food, and worse movies you have to put up with during a flight? Well, it's time to bust out your company credit card and get yourself a Martin Jetpack, which has just become the first commercially available jetpack. Driven by a pair of...
Martin Jetpack priced at $86,000, mere mortals will soon be able to buy one too

DARPA's crowdsourced UAV competition heats up, takes off (video)

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Late last year, DARPA launched UAVForge -- a competition that invites contestants to create their very own unmanned aerial vehicles, and submit them for voter-based evaluation. The project is far from over, but competing teams have already started sending in their proof-of-flight videos, giving us a glimpse of what's...
DARPA's crowdsourced UAV competition heats up, takes off (video)

Google X Acquires Makani Power And Its Airborne Wind Turbines

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After previously investing into the company, Google has now acquired Makani Power, a green energy startup that is currently building airborne wind turbines. The acquisition was first reported in Brad Stone’s Businessweek story about Google X and judging from Stone’s story, the team will join Google X. Google invested $10...
Google X Acquires Makani Power And Its Airborne Wind Turbines

Kim Dotcom Was Assaulted By Police During Raid, Court Hears

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Kim Dotcom has been giving evidence in the Auckland High Court today. The hearing, which is scheduled to run for three days, follows on from a court ruling in June that found the search warrants used to conduct the January raid against the Megaupload founder’s home were invalid. This week...
Kim Dotcom Was Assaulted By Police During Raid, Court Hears

The Return of Dean Kamen

pandodaily.com
Dean Kamen is a 21st century Buckaroo Bonzai who has invented all sorts of fantastical devices — from the heart stent to a wheelchair that can climb stairs to the Segway scooter. To say he’s brilliant is perhaps understating things. After all, his name is on hundreds of patents. But...
The Return of Dean Kamen
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