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Space-based solar power getting key test aboard US military's mysterious X-37B space plane

A U.S. military space plane is being used to flight-validate the best ways to gather the sun's energy for power beaming from Earth orbit. In mid-March, the latest classified mission of the U.S. Space Force's X-37B robotic space plane winged past 300 days in Earth orbit.

May 28, 2021 by Leonard David
Tech News
Penny-Sized Ionocraft Flies With No Moving Parts
A drone powered by electrohydrodynamic thrust is the smallest flying robot ever made
Nov 25, 2020 by Evan Ackerman - IEEE Spectrum
Tech Blogs
Know your native pollinators: Southeastern blueberry bees

by Jonnie Dietz, Florida Museum of Natural History "Know your native pollinators" is a series of articles that will help you identify and appreciate Florida's varied pollinators, including bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, birds and bats.

Jul 18, 2021 by Florida Wildflower Foundation
Nature Blogs
World's first manned aerobatic drone shown pulling loops and rolls

This racy-looking 12-rotor coaxial multicopter has been filmed in Croatia pulling extreme rolls and loops, and carrying a human on board. Not at the same time, mind you, but still, to see a drone of this size pulling stunts like this is astonishing.

Mar 09, 2020 by New Atlas
Tech Blogs
A new type of airplane wing that adapts midflight could change air travel

Assembling the wing from thousands of tiny identical pieces could make aircraft lighter and more energy efficient. How it works: The wing is made from an open, lightweight lattice framework that is covered with a thin layer of polymer material. It looks like thousands of matchstick-type struts welded together in small triangle shapes.

Feb 09, 2020 by MIT Technology Review
Tech News
reuben wu uses drone LEDs to illuminate bolivia's remote landscapes

combining drones with the latest in photography, reuben wu captures dreamlike images of bolivia's remote landscapes for his ongoing series lux noctis.

Oct 11, 2019 by designboom | architecture & design magazine
Art & Beauty Blogs
NASA's Dragonfly drone will search for signs of life on Titan, Saturn's ice moon

We're going to Titan, and we're going in style. NASA announced on Thursday its next great solar system exploration mission. "Dragonfly" involves an ambitious plan to send a rotorcraft -- essentially a large drone -- to Saturn's moon, Titan.

Jun 28, 2019 by Amanda Kooser via CNET
Science & Medicine Blogs

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