Sunday, 29 November 2015
JBL's new Everest line of headphones features around-ear, on-ear, and in-ear styles that are billed as combining up-market audio technology, ergonomics and wireless connectivity. We recently got hold of a pair of the flagship Everest 700 Elite model and hit play to see what they could do.
.. Continue Reading Review: JBL Everest 700 Elite wireless headphones
AIAIAI launches TMA-2 modular headphones
Review: Pioneer SE-CX8 earbud and SE-MX9 full-size headphones
Review: Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Over Ear Headphones
Review: 808 Audio's Performer BT Bluetooth headphones
Beats by Dr. Dre rolls out new Bluetooth wireless headphones
BTunes brings wireless freedom to existing headphones
Heating bills in colder climates can be a nasty surprise and turning the thermostat down on a chilly night can be an unpleasant exercise in economy. Room in Room is a modern take on the four poster bed from tentmaker iKamper that aims to help reduce those heating bills. Based on popular South Korean indoor tents, it's designed to go over the bed and conserve a sleeper's heat, so the room temperature can be kept down.
.. Continue Reading Room in Room saves on heating by pitching a tent over your bed
Section: Around The Home
Drones aid ailing chimpanzee populations
Sir Patrick Stewart gets behind effort to collect whale mucus using "Snotbot" drones
Eva smart shower head saves water by gamifying your showers
Scientists successfully crowdfund black rhino genome sequencing project
96 million "shade balls" released into reservoir to combat crippling drought
Drones take the legwork out of tracking radio-tagged wildlife
Amazon has made no secret that it wants to start an aerial delivery service using drones and is continuing to invest in the idea. In its latest move, the company has released a video presented by former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson that unveils its latest autonomous drone designed to deliver small packages in under 30 minutes.
.. Continue Reading Jeremy Clarkson unveils Amazon's new delivery drone
Amazon Prime Air
Amazon makes its case for dedicated drone highways in the sky
Amazon's new Fire TV supports 4K, ships in two flavors
Amazon working on drones that will deliver items to wherever you are
New Amazon store lets customers customize and print 3D products for delivery
Amazon moves "Buy Now with One Click" into the physical world, with the Dash Button
Amazon goes Uber with Flex delivery service
Saturday, 28 November 2015
They say that where there's smoke there's fire, but when it comes to electrical systems, by the time the smoke is detected, it's often too late. To raise the alarm early, a team of researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences have developed hybrid sensors that detect gases given off by overheated plastic cables too much damage can occur.
.. Continue Reading Sensors to detect smouldering cables before they catch alight
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Transparent butterfly wings could inspire low-reflectivity displays
Snake skin-inspired steel could lead to better hard drives
New process prints electroluminescent layers directly onto three-dimensional objects
Invisibility cloak built with common materials can hide macroscopic objects
World's smallest jigsaw pieces are under a millimeter in size
ROSI solar-powered, mobile water filtration system tested in Tanzania
Recently, the Canadian company bObsweep unveiled the bObi Pet – its latest robot vacuum cleaner, which showcases improvements over the previous bObi Classic with a special emphasis on features for cleaning up after pets. Boasting new algorithms aimed at dealing with pet hair, it has more sensors and brushes than previous bObi robots to help it clean hardwoods, laminates, and carpets. To give it the acid test, we put it against a two-bedroom flat that hadn't been vacuumed in 10 days and is home to a pair of dogs who shed like they're filling backorders. Here's what we found.
.. Continue Reading Review: bObi Pet robotic vacuum designed to give pet hair the brush off
Section: Around The Home
Review: The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vacuum cleaner
Panasonic enters the robo-vac game, with the triangular Rulo
Neato Robotics announces more powerful XV Signature Series robot vacs
Neato's robot vacuum cleaner joins the Internet of Things
Samsung looks to clean up with Powerbot VR9000 robot vacuum cleaner
Hoover lets vacuum owners 3D print their own accessories
A piece of Cold War memorabilia is going on sale in Hong Kong as Bonhams auctions a rare spy camera disguised as a packet of Lucky Strike cigarettes. The high precision 16 mm stills camera was made by the Mast Development Corp in 1949 or 1950 for the US Signal Corps and is believed to be one of only two in existence.
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Section: Digital Cameras
October collectible motorcycle auction preview
110 year-old electric car sells for $95,000
Le Mans-winning Ferrari 275 GTB heads for Scottsdale Auction
Living art: 60-year-old motorized cutaway BSA Gold Star to break auction records
One and only Maserati Boomerang concept headed for auction
Designer Raymond Loewy's personal Avanti II heads to auction
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) recently set a new record, as CERN announced that the world's most powerful accelerator had achieved the highest-energy collisions of heavy atomic nuclei. The Geneva-based laboratory says that on Wednesday at 11:15 am CET, the 27 km (17 mi)-long supercollider fired two counter-circulating beams of lead nuclei at one another and the results were recorded by the ALICE heavy-ion detector.
.. Continue Reading CERN sets new high-energy collision record
Large Hadron Collider
Large Hadron Collider back on line
CERN develops miniature linear accelerator for medical use
Large Hadron Collider limbers up after two-year overhaul
China to build a particle collider twice the size of the Large Hadron Collider
New model suggests dark matter is made of electrically charged particles
Terahertz radiation to enable portable particle accelerators
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
According to NASA, the larger Martian moon, Phobos, is spiraling in toward the Red Planet and will eventually be destroyed in tens of millions of years, but it turns out that it may have a second career after its death. University of California, Berkeley Department of Earth and Planetary Science postdoctoral fellow Benjamin Black and graduate student Tushar Mittal have calculated that the doomed satellite will be so torn by tidal forces that its fragments will form a ring like those that encircle Saturn and the other gas giants of the outer Solar System.
.. Continue Reading Doomed Phobos will become a ring around Mars
Astronomers say one in five sun-like stars likely to have habitable planets
Smart bandage detects bedsores before they appear
Streamlined shell helps robo-roach slip past obstacles
Software combines thousands of online images into one that represents them all
Berkeley researchers pioneer new powder-based concrete 3D printing technique
UC Berkeley's smart cap can detect spoiled milk
Asteroid mining is a potential trillion-dollar industry, but before any prospectors start fitting their mules of spacesuits, surveying is going to be more important than extraction. To help find out if its worth going to a particular asteroid, scientists from Vanderbilt and Fisk Universities, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, and the Planetary Science Institute are developing a new gamma-ray spectroscope that's capable of scanning asteroids, moons, and other airless bodies for gold, platinum, rare earths, and other valuable minerals.
.. Continue Reading New gamma-ray spectroscope would reveal what lies within for asteroid miners
"Nano-spirals" could make counterfeiting almost impossible
Spinach protein boosts efficiency of “biohybrid” solar cells
Surgical robot takes a cheeky approach to brain surgery
Silicon supercapacitor could store electricity inside a silicon chip
Structural supercapacitors could make batteries and power cords obsolete
Smartphone system determines source of gunfire
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have announced that the Telesat Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite today made a successful launch from the Yoshinobu launch pad at the Tanegashima Space Center. The broadcast and telecommunication satellite lifted off at 3:50 pm JST atop the upgraded H-IIA Launch vehicle No. 29 (H-IIA F29). The launch was the first using the H-IIA upgraded second stage and the first commercial launch for the platform.
.. Continue Reading First commercial launch for Japan's H-IIA rocket platform
Mitsubishi Regional Jet makes first flight
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries reveals nuclear plant inspection robot MHI-MEISTeR
New Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
Mitsubishi announces 2010 line-up of 3D DLP TVs with screen sizes up to 82-inches
Mitsubishi displays boost wearable computing market
Mitsubishi launches Lancer Evolution IX MR and Lancer Evolution Wagon MR
Monday, 23 November 2015
Once upon a time, the choice in dog feeding bowls was metal, ceramic or plastic. The ProBowl from Obe takes things a step further with a smart design that monitors a dog's food and water intake in real time and sends alerts if there are abnormal changes, helping owners to keep watch on their pet's diet.
.. Continue Reading ProBowl monitors your dog's eating habits
Northmate Green keeps your dog from gulping down its food
Foobler dispenses food and fun for Fido
How's Fido feeling? The DogStar TailTalk translates tail wags
Should you fear aspartame?
Buddy smart dog collar to give Fido a healthy glow
The Smart Dog Leash offers Swiss Army-style multifunction
Sunday, 22 November 2015
A time capsule that's not to be opened until the year 2957 has been recovered on the MIT campus. Discovered by workers building the new MIT.nano building, it contains a letter to the people of the next millennium and historical artifacts, including an experimental electronic component that once gave the transistor a run for its money.
.. Continue Reading Do not open until 2957: MIT uncovers time capsule
New molecular transistor can control single electrons
DARPA sees future in vacuum tubes
Sony reportedly the Secret Santa behind this design-shifting e-paper watch
Temperature-controlled e-cigs: The next giant leap in harm reduction of nicotine use?
The best of CES 2015
Carbon nanotubes used to create conducting fibers for artificial muscles
Saturday, 21 November 2015
Belgian researchers working in collaboration with the world's largest chocolate producer, Barry Callebaut, have bred robust yeasts that ferment cocoa to produce bespoke aromas and flavors in the finished chocolate. According to the team, this makes possible a new range of boutique chocolates that can match particular flavors in the same way that craft beer, coffee, tea, and wine can.
.. Continue Reading Belgian scientists use hybrid yeasts to create boutique chocolates
Section: Around The Home
Scientists developing healthier, better-tasting chocolate
Can’t find your car keys? Cocoa flavanols may help age-related memory decline
"Good" gut microbes revealed as the key to dark chocolate's health benefits
Cadbury develops chocolate that won't melt at high temperatures
Chocolate lovers rejoice: More chocolate means less body fat
Scientists halve fat content of chocolate using fruit substitutes
NASA has ordered the first mission by SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft to ferry astronauts from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station. This is the second mission planned with a private company under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts, which guarantees at least four such orders with two companies. The launch is scheduled for late 2017.
.. Continue Reading NASA orders first manned Dragon mission
International Space Station
SpaceX CRS-7 mission destroyed after liftoff
NASA, Boeing and SpaceX outline future of commercial manned spaceflight
SpaceX’s ISS cargo resupply mission gets postponed (again)
NASA selects Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to space station
CRS-5 mission scrubbed a second time
SpaceX shows off Crew Dragon interior
Thursday, 19 November 2015
The British electrical plug may be a design classic, but it's also very bulky and doesn't exactly fit in with the ultra-mobile digital age. To save some tablets from an undeserved scratching, Hong Kong-based OneAdaptr has come up with its Flip folding plug. The focus of a Kickstarter campaign running through December 18, the Flip opens like a pair of jaws and combines USB charging ports with an optional internal battery.
.. Continue Reading Flip flattens the British three-pronged plug
Section: Around The Home
Helix bike is claimed to fold smaller than any other
Occam Cycle keeps things simple ... by doing away with the saddle
Ingenius folding colander saves space, looks like an armadillo
Vello bike combines rear shock with quirky folding system
Gi electric bike folds-up and charges your phone
Impossible electric bike folds up to fit in a backpack
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
If one thing has been learned in the last half century, it's that sending astronauts into the harsh, unforgiving environment of space is both dangerous and expensive. To find a way to minimize risk and cost, NASA is sending a pair of prototype humanoid robots back to school. The space agency is giving two R5 "Valkyrie" robots to university groups at MIT and Northeastern University for advanced research and development of robotic astronauts that could act as vanguards for manned missions or as assistants for humans traveling to Mars.
.. Continue Reading NASA sends humanoid robots to university
Engineering students build robot capable of creating theoretically infinite WiFi network
Video: The fast and furious world of underground drone racing
South Korea's Team KAIST wins 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge
Printing in gel takes 3D printing freeform and enables an undo function
New 3D-printing tech set to enable patient-specific medical devices
Electrically-charged hydrogel has applications for soft robotics and biomedical fields
Home security cameras can provide a sense of, well, security, but there's something Orwellian about having a lens staring at you like a prop out of an episode of The Prisoner. A more discreet solution is something that doesn't look like a camera and, better yet, combines some other functions to make it more welcome. One example is the Sentri home monitoring system that combines a motion-activated camera with the looks of a digital information center. We powered one up to see what it could do.
.. Continue Reading Review: Sentri keeps a discreet watch over the home
Section: Around The Home
Myfox security camera keeps watch on your home, respects your privacy
Spherical, throwable Explorer camera to land in 100 US police departments
Anti-UAV Defense System uses radio beam to disable drones
Branto lets you keep a 360-degree eye on your home
Ring Video Doorbell brings the peephole to your smartphone
Startup looking to put Jackie drone on security patrol
Umbrellas may be a handy thing to have in a downpour, but opening and closing one is often tricky and coming in out of the rain raises the question of what to do with a soggy bumbershoot. The RainBender umbrella tackles this age old problem with an inside-out design where instead of folding, the canopy vanishes inside its own handle.
.. Continue Reading RainBender umbrella thwarts post-rain puddles
Self-draining Kjaro Umbrella keeps floors drier
Windproof Rainshader claims to reinvent the umbrella
Inside out umbrella keeps your trousers dry
Origami umbrella bounces back from being blown inside out
Raincheck umbrella stand LEDs you know if it's going to rain
Lampbrella: A street lamp fitted with a rain sensing automatic umbrella … obviously
Heart disease and high blood pressure are the world's leading killers and one way to combat them is to track key health indicators, such as blood pressure and heart rate. The problem is that even with the introduction of digital technology, it's often difficult for people to regularly take readings and interpret the results. One alternative to traditional sphygmometers and stethoscopes is Mocacare's Mocaheart cardiovascular health monitor, which we put through its paces.
.. Continue Reading Review: Does the Mocaheart have its finger on the pulse of heart health?
Section: Health and Wellbeing
Heart Rate Monitor
MOCAheart keeps an eye on your cardiovascular health
New combination of drugs slows heart decline in muscular dystrophy patients
Research suggests "broken heart syndrome" protects heart from adrenaline overload
Darma smart cushion monitors posture through your butt
Citizen releases personal doctor healthcare system
Electronic cuff in neck could keep blood pressure in check
Scientists from the University of Warwick have produced the first weather map of a planet outside our solar system. The planet in question – HD 189733b – is not likely to top the list of interstellar tourist destinations, with winds 20 times faster than any recorded on Earth raging across its surface.
.. Continue Reading First exoplanet weather map reveals 5,400 mph winds
University of Warwick
Scientists forecast weather on planets outside our solar system
NASA's Kepler finds exoplanet smaller than Mercury
Exoplanet hunting NGTS telescope array achieves first light
Not enough hours in the day? At least you're not on planet Beta Pictoris b
Yale astronomers find exoplanet that simply can't keep time
Astronomers find exoplanet floating through interstellar space
Most piston-driven helicopters use aviation-grade gasoline or avgas, but as part of the European Clean Sky initiative, Airbus Helicopters has begun flight testing of a new high-compression engine that burns widely-available kerosene aviation fuel. Installed in an H120 demonstrator aircraft, the advanced lightweight V8 piston engine promises to be a more efficient, cleaner alternative to turbine powerplants in high-performance rotorcraft.
.. Continue Reading Airbus Helicopters flight tests kerosene-fueled lightweight V8 piston engine
Airbus H160 helicopter makes its first flight
Wounded veterans set sights on South Pole microlight flight
Mitsubishi Regional Jet makes first flight
First night flights for X-47B
Predator B ER drone completes endurance flight
Bugatti airplane replica makes its first flight
Sunday, 15 November 2015
If some people get impatient waiting for a soft-boiled egg to cook, that's nothing compared to a group of theoretical physicists at the Imperial College London. They've come up with a new method that could allow lasers to heat certain materials to temperatures hotter than at the Sun's core in 20 quadrillionths of a second. The new technique would reportedly be 100 times faster than the world's most energetic laser system at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, and may one day have applications in future fusion research.
.. Continue Reading New technique may make materials hotter than the Sun's core in 20 quadrillionths of a second
Xenon could provide protection for the brain after a blow to the head
Motion sickness could be avoided via a zap to the scalp
Painting robot controlled entirely by a look
Why didn't the universe collapse after the Big Bang? It's a question of gravity
Groundbreaking experiment aims to create matter from light
Imperial College develops cancer-sniffing Intelligent Knife
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Technology, from satellites to drones, has dramatically increased the amount of imagery being gathered by military intelligence, posing a daunting task for the analysts that must look at and and evaluate it. Researchers at the US Army's Mission Impact through Neurotechnology Design (MIND) Lab at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland are looking to speed things up by leveraging the power of the human brain.
.. Continue Reading US Army reads soldier's brain waves to speed up image analysis
US Army rolls out a mobile chemical weapons neutralizer
US Army experiments with crowdsourcing equipment design
Future Soldier Vision concept imagines the British soldier of 2025
DARPA's CT2WS technology uses "mind reading" to identify threats
The cannon of the 21st century - the Howitzer M777
US Army tests drone-killing 50 mm cannon
Monday, 9 November 2015
Auroras are common spectacles in Earth's Arctic and Antarctic regions, but on Mars they're rare and not nearly as attention grabbing. Visible only in the ultraviolet, they may not be as entertaining as their earthly counterparts, but after a decade of measurements by ESA’s unmanned Mars Express orbiter, the rare Martian auroras are telling scientists a lot about the local vestigial magnetic fields of the Red Planet.
.. Continue Reading Mars Express sheds light on rare Martian auroras
ESA's Mars Express orbiter captures stunning image of Martian landscape
Mars Express images help decipher the geological history of the Red Planet
ESA spacecraft detects the presence of enormous Martian supervolcano
Beagle-2 spacecraft discovered on Martian surface
Venus Express mission ends as fuel runs out
Venus Express gets new lease on life by skimming Venusian atmosphere
One of only ten surviving Kenbak-1 personal computers from 1971 has sold at auction for €34,000 (US$36,500). Judged the "first commercially available personal computer" in 1987 by a panel at the Boston Computer Museum that included Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, it's a fascinating piece of history that sheds a light on the chaotic early days of the desktop computer.
.. Continue Reading "World's first personal computer" sells for €34,000
Original Apple 1 computer up for grabs at auction
First digital computer installed on a manned spacecraft goes to auction
Apollo 15 watch sells for US$1.6 million
Apple I computer sells for record US$905,000
Rare Engima machine sells at auction for $232,000
Range Rover 001 sells for £132,250 (US$213,000)
The latest and most powerful variant of the Rolls-Royce Trent engine has taken to the air for the first time. Billed as the "world’s most efficient civil aircraft engine," the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 replaced one of the four Trent 900 engines on an Airbus A380 flying testbed aircraft during the flight over Toulouse, France.
.. Continue Reading Rolls Royce Trent XWB-97 engine makes maiden flight
"World's most efficient aero engine" on its way to first A350 XWB
Airbus extends widebody aircraft family with A330neo
ESA successfully tests 3D printed thruster
EADS unveils its vision for the future of aviation
Rolls-Royce unveils 150,000-part LEGO jet engine
Up close with the extraordinary Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
Friday, 6 November 2015
What turned Mars from the warm, wet planet that space scientists believe it was in the distant past into the cold, dessicated world of today? NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) is providing part of the answer, as it measures how fast the Martian atmosphere is being lost today. According to the space agency, the culprit is the solar winds, which are slowly stripping away the atmosphere of the Red Planet atom by atom at a rate of roughly 100 gm (3.5 oz) per second and even more during solar storms.
.. Continue Reading Solar winds are stealing the Martian atmosphere
Mesoloft will scatter your ashes from the edge of space
MIT study examines the cleansing effect of rain drops on our atmosphere
MAVEN digs deeper into Martian atmosphere
MAVEN spacecraft provides first look at Martian upper atmosphere
New study casts doubt on Mars valley formation theory
MIT scientists develop method of detecting the presence of clouds on exoplanets
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
They call functions on mechanical watches "complications" for a reason, but sometimes things get so complicated that it's time to start over. That's the reasoning that led MB&Fand Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell to produce the Legacy Machine Perpetual – a wristwatch that includes a perpetual calendar with a reinvented movement that's more compact and reliable than conventional designs.
.. Continue Reading Legacy Machine Perpetual re-invents the perpetual calendar watch
Section: Wearable Electronics
NASA's Perpetual Ocean animation turns ocean currents into art
Vacheron Constantin creates world's most complicated watch
Louis Moinet Vertalor wins Grand Prix of watches
Montblanc Metamorphosis II luxury watch features a transforming display
Steorn’s “perpetual motion machine” – power broker or power joker?
QinetiQ’s Zephyr solar powered unmanned aircraft demonstrates perpetual flight
A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft has fired its machine guns for the first time while airborne. The three bursts from the internal Gun Airborne Unit (GAU)-22/A 25mm Gatling gun system mark the second phase of testing to certify that the machine gun configuration is functional in all parts of the F-35A Conventional TakeOff and Landing (CTOL) variant's configurations and flight envelope.
.. Continue Reading F-35A Lightning II fires guns in flight for the first time
Joint strike fighter
US Air Force
F-35A makes first night flight
F-35A Joint Strike Fighter straps on its missiles
F-35 Lightning II international debut cancelled
F-35B makes first ski-jump launch
F-35B makes first vertical night landing at sea
First in-flight weapons release for F-35A
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Amazon may be taking to the skies for robotic deliveries, but former Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis are taking to the pavements. Their new startup, Starship Technologies, hopes to change the way local goods are delivered by introducing fleets of self-driving delivery robots that will short circuit the last mile.
.. Continue Reading Skype co-founders want autonomous robots to deliver parcels
MIT algorithm lets delivery drones monitor their health in real-time
Flytrex Sky drone set to deliver out of the box
Amazon goes Uber with Flex delivery service
UK company wants to deliver parcels through an automated underground tunnel system
Connect Easy pilot scheme to test package delivery to the trunk of your Audi
Walmart seeks permission to start testing delivery drones
Monday, 2 November 2015
The next generation of US Marine Corp helicopters took to the air recently with the successful maiden flight of Sikorsky's CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter at the company's West Palm Beach, Florida Development Flight Center. Known formally as Engineering Development Model-1 (EDM-1), its 30-minute flight at an altitude of 30 ft (9.1 m) included hovering as well as sideward, rearward, and forward maneuvers, and kicks off a three-year, 2,000-hour test program involving four prototypes.
.. Continue Reading US Marine Corps' CH-53K King Stallion prototype takes to the skies on maiden flight
Sikorsky wins contract to replace Marine One presidential helicopters
Felix Baumgartner goes drifting in a helicopter
Sikorsky to Build and Test X2 Technology Demonstrator Helicopter
Boeing and Sikorsky to team up on X2-based rotorcraft for U.S. Army
Boeing's new light attack helicopter takes to the skies
Sikorsky’s X2 Demonstrator First Flight
Reaction Engines' single-stage-to-orbit Skylon spacecraft took a step closer to reality today as BAE Systems announced that would buy a 20 percent stake in the company as part of an agreement to help develop Reaction's Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) hypersonic engine designed to propel the Skylon orbiter.
.. Continue Reading BAE Systems and Reaction Engines to develop hypersonic space engine
Scramspace scramjet arrives in Norway for test flight
Waverider makes hypersonic history
DARPA continues push toward high-speed aircraft with new Integrated Hypersonics program
Lockheed Martin developing successor to the SR-71 Blackbird
X-51a test results released
Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2 crashes on second test flight
Takeoffs and landings account for 66 percent of fatal air accidents, but current air traffic control systems are designed mainly to monitor aircraft that are in mid-flight. To help fill this gap, ALTACAS Technology has developed its Aerial, Landing, & Takeoff Aircraft Crash Avoidance System (ALTACAS). Designed to be retrofitted to current aircraft and as a supplement to existing next-generation air traffic control and crash avoidance systems, it uses lasers and microprocessors to monitor runways and flight paths during takeoffs and landings.
.. Continue Reading ALTACAS aircraft crash avoidance system uses lasers for safer takeoffs and landings
Future Fords will brake for pedestrians automatically
AirBurr UAV navigates by crashing into things
Space fishing: ESA floats plan to net space junk
New Honda Fit/Jazz to feature collision-avoidance system
Wearable collision warning device for the visually-impaired
New MIT algorithm targets safer skies