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Pentagon Tests Perdix Micro-Drone ‘Swarm’ Technology

U.S. military has successfully tested more than 103 micro-drones released from 3 F/A-18 Super Hornets, in what it said the largest-ever test for the cutting-edge "swarm" technology. The swarm of 103 Perdix micro drones, too small and of battery-powered were launched from three separate Super Hornets at China Lake in California, by the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office, or SCO, in ...

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Climate change could leave Pacific Northwest amphibians off guard: Study

IMAGE: TO DEVELOP THE MODEL, THE TEAM COLLECTED DATA FOR 121 WETLAND SITES IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK. (CREDIT: MAUREEN RYAN/UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON) The wildfires raging in Washington’s forests resulting in dry Pacific Northwest lowlands may affect the region’s amphibians like frogs high and dry hopping elsewhere, said a new study. The study forecasts changes ...

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Anomaly in SMAP Antenna Erodes Texas Hope to Monitor Drought

The radar instrument on NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite observatory which has been touted as the ultimate panacea to deal with Texas and California’s impending drought in the coming years, has developed anomaly in its antenna and stopped all its transmission to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, which is monitoring it. The radar is one of two ...

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Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey in Legal Fix; Sued for Using Confidential Information

Oculus VR is making lot of headlines lately. Be it the exclusivity of the Rift’s first version to Windows-powered computers or the company’s stand on allowing adult entertainment on the much awaited virtual reality headset, the latest one grabs the cake. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is facing a lawsuit for allegedly taking confidential information from a company he worked previously ...

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