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Hackable Drones Worry Government Agencies
2012-07-20 12:44:22

Like it or not, drones may be a very real part of our future -- regular drones, or civilian drones, as they’re called. Rather than being used to spy on our enemies, they’ll be used to deliver our packages and police our streets.

Automated Co-pilot Can Help You Avoid Collisions
2012-07-15 09:07:04

With current automobile safety systems like crumple zones and air bags focused on mitigating the damage caused by a crash, MIT researchers have shifted their attention to preventing automobile accidents altogether.

Earhart Project Making Waves As TIGHAR Sails For Nikumaroro
2012-07-06 11:17:13

It has been three days since the Niku VII Expedition left port in Honolulu aboard the Ka’imikai-O-Kanaloa research vessel carrying high-value sensitive equipment and the TIGHAR crew to the small uninhabited island of Nikumaroro where the hunt will begin for the lost wreckage of Amelia Earhart.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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