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Have a Drone? Check This Map Before You Fly It

The popularity of drones is climbing quickly among companies, governments and citizens alike. But the rules surrounding where, when and why you can fly an unmanned aerial vehicle aren’t ...

19 hours ago from Wired Science

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Buy this mini hoverbike and fund the real thing

Engineering firm Malloy Aeronautics has been working to create a truly functional hoverbike since 2011. Now, in a campaign to raise money for develop their designs they're actually selling ...

4 hours ago from The Independent

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Seatbelt Sensors to Fight Drowsy Driving

A smart seatbelt and car seat system can detect drowsy drivers based on heartbeat and breathing rhythm

1 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Nano-sized chip "sniffs out" explosives far better than trained dogs

Security forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment, trained personnel, and detection dogs to safeguard airports and other public areas against terrorist attacks. A revolutionary new electronic ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Kinect projector guides people up a climbing wall

Smart projector plots glowing climbing routes onto a wall and tracks the movement of climbers as they follow it, suggesting the next move as they go

24 hours ago from Newscientist

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Fly-inspired tech could find use in better hearing aids

When it comes to animals with good hearing, flies might not be the first one you'd think of. The Ormia ochracea fly, however, has a unique hearing mechanism that allows it to precisely determine ...

16 hours ago from Gizmag

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BioSkin defies urban heat island effect to help keep buildings cool

The urban heat island effect, whereby the high concentration of heat-retaining concrete and bitumen causes metropolitan centers to be significantly warmer than the rural areas surrounding them, ...

8 hours ago from Gizmag

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Modular, electric bike trailer provides strain-free haulage

The Brouhaha Bike Trailer from Wisconsin-based Rollout Self-Propelled Trailers puts a bit of horsepower behind your two-wheeler. Unlike on some other electric-powered bike trailers, that horsepower ...

Wed 23 Jul 14 from Gizmag

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Law of physics governs airplane evolution

Researchers believe they now know why the supersonic trans-Atlantic Concorde aircraft went the way of the dodo—it hit an evolutionary cul-de-sac.

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks

(This July 22 story is refiled to include omitted title for Chris Valasek, paragraph 3)

22 hours ago from Reuters Technology

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