Monthly Archives: October 2019

Cirrus’ $2 Million Vision Jet Now Lands Itself, No Pilot Needed

https://www.wired.com/story/cirrus-garmin-vision-jet-autoland-safe-return “Over the years, we’ve been adding things to our airplanes such as situational awareness tools and things that simplify control or lower pilot workload,” Bergwall says. “But now, for the first time, we actually have a safety system that … Continue reading

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What If World War Two Tanks, But Also Mechs

https://kotaku.com/what-if-world-war-two-tanks-but-also-mechs-1839459065 Fine ArtFine ArtFine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some art you’d like to share, get in … Continue reading

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A new Microsoft app can supervise driving tests without teachers

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/30/smartphone-app-replaces-driving-test-instructors/ Although many current auto-related technologies are focusing on taking the steering wheel out of drivers’ hands, a new project could potentially help to get more hands on the wheel. Born from Microsoft Research India, the research program is titled … Continue reading

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Seagull Stomps Grass To Imitate Rainfall, Trick Worms Into Surfacing

https://geekologie.com/2019/10/seagull-stops-grass-to-imitate-rainfall.php This is an entirely-too-long-for-anything-but-academic-study video (4+ minutes) of a seagull stomping around in the grass to trick worms to think it’s raining and come to the surface to be eaten. It gets a bunch too. Well, I suppose it … Continue reading

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Xbox-to-Android game streaming is available in preview

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/29/xbox-to-phone-game-streaming-is-available-in-preview/ You can finally stream your Xbox One games to your phone, provided you meet some rather specific criteria. Microsoft has launched an Xbox Console Streaming preview that enables playing your installed Xbox One games (this isn’t the Project xCloud … Continue reading

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DC-X: The NASA Rocket That Inspired SpaceX and Blue Origin

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=13659 The first flight of the second version of the Delta Clipper, the DC-XA, at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. (Credit: NASA) The rocket looked like it was out of a science fiction movie. A gleaming white pyramid … Continue reading

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Uber Eats’ delivery drone is a VTOL speedster

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/29/uber-eats-delivery-drone/ An unmanned aerial system capable of vertical take-off and landing might transport your Uber Eats orders in the future. The ride-hailing company, which has been expanding its repertoire recently, has unveiled a new design for its food delivery drone … Continue reading

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