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This big drone takes off like a helicopter, flies like a biplane, and can carry 70 pounds

September 18, 2019

A typical quadcopter drone is a small gadget that takes off and lands vertically, like a helicopter, using four propellers. And at first glance, a Bell cargo-carrying drone called the APT 70 looks a bit like one of those flying devices-until you know it's 6 feet tall, spans 9 feet broad, and can carry a 70-pound payload 35 miles away.

The tall twisting tower is made from wood that shapes itself as it dries

September 16, 2019

Complex, curved wood structures can now be made easier by harnessing the tendency of wood to swell and decrease in reaction to moisture. The method was used in Germany to build a big twisting tower.

Google Maps update provides transportation instructions for ride-sharing and biking

September 8, 2019

Google Maps has been providing directions for public transport for quite some moment, as well as Uber features in some cities where ride-sharing services are available. Now, together with biking facilities, the company is adding them.

Canon launches EOS M6 Mark II and EOS 90D

September 6, 2019

Canon has announced two new cameras in the mid-range segment, the EOS M6 Mark II, which is a mirrorless camera and the EOS 90D, which is a DSLR. The EOS M6 Mark II has a 32.5 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with Canon's M-mount. It also features Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which works for both stills and videos.

Microsoft will may release the HoloLens 2 in September

September 4, 2019

Microsoft announced previously this year at MWC the second version of its AR headset–the HoloLens 2. Reuters reports the headset is prepared for sale at a cost of $3,500 in September.

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Attached to Mars 2020 Rover

September 2, 2019

In the High Bay 1 cleanroom at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, engineers attached NASA's Mars Helicopter, which will be the first aircraft to fly to another planet. Together with the Mars Helicopter Delivery System, the twin-rotor, the solar-powered helicopter was linked to a tray on the rover's belly

Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

August 30, 2019

Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are incorrect, the company announced on Thursday, as the photo-sharing site owned by Facebook (FB.O) is trying to curb misinformation and other abuses on its platform.

Sony launches cameras with Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100

August 30, 2019

Canon's EOS M6 Mark II had less than a day to feel nice before Sony put two fresh cameras in the same price range. We now have the Alpha 6600 and the Alpha 6100 that enter the mid-range sequence of mirrorless cameras of the company.

Elon Musk and Jack Ma disagree with the threat of AI

August 30, 2019

The Chinese entrepreneur said he was "quite optimistic" about AI and believed it was nothing to scare "street smart" individuals like them. "I don't know man, it's like the last renowned phrases," Tesla's leader replied. Mr Musk added that technology evolved quicker than our understanding capacity.

The Secret Lives Of Microbes

August 8, 2019

Many scientists believe that the scientific approach to understanding and manipulating (in its neutral meaning: acting upon, utilizing) the non-living and living world is the only one possible. No doubt it is a necessary one and it provides a solid basis for policy decisions.