In its goal to significantly decrease its dependency on foreign oil, the US Navy has successfully tested its first unmanned reconnaissance helicopter powered by biofuel. The trial was the second successful test for the Navy in as many weeks.
Popular Science (Dec. 31, 2014) The U.S. Navy successfully flew its MQ-8C Fire Scout autonomous helicopter, built by Northrop Grumman, for the first time off the guided-missile destroyer, USS Jason Dunham on Dec. 16, 2014 off the ... watch video
France 24 (May 13, 2013) The future will be "driver-less." This week's TECH24 looks at autonomous vehicles and the future of transportation. And in TEST24 we check out a very smart scale… Smart Body analyzer does ... watch video
May 5, 2015 Conventional semiconductor detectors made from germanium and silicon are standard equipment in nuclear physics, but are less useful in many emerging applications because they ... read more
May 5, 2015 Quantum computers are in theory capable of simulating the interactions of molecules at a level of detail far beyond the capabilities of even the largest supercomputers today. ... read more
May 5, 2015 With the aid of extremely short and highly intense pulses of laser light, scientists have made great strides in their efforts to observe and control particle motions outside ... read more