3D printing is breaking down all kinds of barriers when it comes to made-to-fit products, ushering in everything from titanium heel replacements to self-built bridges. Adidas has been exploring these possibilities when it comes to footwear for a little while, leading to the launch of its first 3D-printed trainer for the public, the 3D Runner.
It is set to be the drone that can land anywhere, and turn any US Navy ship into an aircraft carrier.
Northrop Grumman has revealed its flying-wing tailsitter drone will take to the air in 2018 – and does not need a runway.
Instead, it simply lands on its tail – a design first tested in the 1950s.
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The world’s first drone capable of detecting explosives, narcotics and other chemical compounds from a safe distance has been unveiled.
Called SpectroDrone system, this machine is equip with laser beams of several wavelengths, a laser rangefinder, high-resolution camera, spectrometers and proprietary algorithms.
The drone-mounted system automatically pinpoints and analyzes threats from an operational radius of up to 1.8 miles and beams images back to its controllers in real-time.