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Engineer Builds a Fully Functional Flying Drone Using Almost Nothing But Legos

Some of the most impressive custom Lego creations are models that actually do something, like AI-powered brick sorters, a life-size drivable go-kart, and even a machine that can solve Rubik’s Cubes. But over on YouTube’s Brick Experiment Channel they’ve created what could be the first flying drone made almost entirely…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Marines Want To Swarm Beaches With CRABS

When the robot uprising ends and the beaten remnants of humanity are put on trial, Exhibit A will be the day the Marines invented CRABS. CRABS, or Crawling Remotely-Operated Amphibious Breacher, will be autonomous robots designed to operate in the dangerous surf zone, under hostile fire, dismantling formidable beach…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Alphabet’s Drone Unit Partners with FedEx and Walgreens for Drone Deliveries

After being the first drone operator to be granted its Air Carrier Certification earlier this year in April, Wing (a subsidiary of Alphabet) has partnered with FedEx, Walgreens, and local craft goods retailer Sugar Magnolia to conduct a “first-of-its-kind” drone delivery trial later this fall. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Alphabet’s Drone Unit Partners with FedEx and Walgreens for Drone Deliveries

After being the first drone operator to be granted its Air Carrier Certification earlier this year in April, Wing (a subsidiary of Alphabet) has partnered with FedEx, Walgreens, and local craft goods retailer Sugar Magnolia to conduct a “first-of-its-kind” drone delivery trial later this fall. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Alphabet’s Drone Unit Partners with FedEx and Walgreens for Drone Deliveries

After being the first drone operator to be granted its Air Carrier Certification earlier this year in April, Wing (a subsidiary of Alphabet) has partnered with FedEx, Walgreens, and local craft goods retailer Sugar Magnolia to conduct a “first-of-its-kind” drone delivery trial later this fall. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How Did Drones Take Out 5 Percent Of The World’s Oil Supply?

On September 14, some as-yet officially unknown perpetrators launched a complex attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The attack was apparently carried out by drones, cruise missiles, or both. It cut Saudi Arabia’s oil exports by half, a big deal considering the country supplies 10 percent of all oil worldwide.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Airspace Near Area 51 Will Be Closed to News Helicopters and Drones During ‘Storm Area 51’ Shitshow

Airspace around Area 51 in Nevada will be closed to news helicopters and drones this week in anticipation of the so-called “Storm Area 51" event that started as a joke but has morphed into a potentially dangerous situation.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Everything We Know About the U.S. Spy Drone Shot Down By Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone, according to multiple reports by Iranian state media channels. U.S. officials initially claimed that the drone was an MQ-4C Triton brought down by a surface-to-air missile, but CENTCOM now says it was an RQ-4A Global Hawk. And there are major differences in the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Warframe Players Love Their New Space Roombas

Warframe is an online game all about cool cyborg-ninjas, acrobatics, and weird aliens. However, something new was added in a recent update: Space Roombas. These small little cleaning-bots have quickly become beloved by the community, with players spending in-game currency on them and figuring out ways to create more…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The U.S. Navy’s Next Submarines Will Be Drone-Carrying Super Special Forces Boats

The Navy’s next tranche of attack submarines will control unmanned undersea vehicles and deploy SEAL commandos, according to U.S. Naval Institute News. The shift reflects the Navy’s broad shift towards big power warfare – think a low-grade war with China or Russia – where unmanned submarines would stalk enemy ships…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The CIA Has a Flying Knife Missile That Is as Awful as It Sounds

The U.S. government has a new, unusual tool in its toolbox of death: a missile designed to kill people not with high explosives but with large, sword-like blades that kill by literally slicing them to pieces. The weapon, nicknamed “The Flying Ginsu” after a brand of kitchen knives advertised in late night infomercials…Read more… Continue […]

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Racing’s Most Advanced Camera-Equipped Drone Is Coming to Talladega

We here at Jalopnik have already firmly established that drone cams in racing are objectively Good. But NASCAR is stepping up the game for this weekend’s race at Talladega by introducing the Alta 8, the most advanced and terrifying-looking drone to be used as part of an on-air broadcast.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Russia’s Shotgun-Wielding Drone Is the Flying Nightmare You Didn’t Know You Had

One of Russia’s largest defense contractors has received a patent for, of all things, a shotgun-wielding flying drone. A video uploaded to YouTube shows the drone, which sounds like a chainsaw, blowing away flying targets before making a landing. Whatever bright days you thought lay ahead for humanity, the future is…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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