Stone Spray builds architecture from the ground up ... literally

miércoles, 8 de agosto de 2012

Stone Spray builds architecture from the ground up ... literally:
The Stone Spray works much like a 3D printer, since it follows a 3D design from a computer...
As useful as 3D printers are becoming in industrial design, they still aren't exactly eco-friendly and are still mostly limited to small scale objects. You couldn't really use one to print a building just yet, but a group of architects may have taken a step in the right direction with a new machine called the Stone Spray. Using natural soil and sand, the Stone Spray can construct intricate solid structures at almost any location, even on vertical surfaces. .. Continue Reading Stone Spray builds architecture from the ground up ... literally

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UAV could map archeological sites in a fraction of the time currently required

UAV could map archeological sites in a fraction of the time currently required:
The SUAVe system allows an unmanned aerial vehicle to create detailed aerial maps of arche...
If you were in Peru right now, at the long-abandoned Inca village of Mawchu, you might see something very modern flying over it – a Skate unmanned aerial vehicle. The aircraft is the key part of a system designed by a team from Nashville’s Vanderbilt University. Once perfected, it should be able to accomplish in 10 to 15 minutes what would take an archeological team two to three field seasons to complete... Continue Reading UAV could map archeological sites in a fraction of the time currently required

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Drexel University giving UAVs a hand (and arms)

Drexel University giving UAVs a hand (and arms):
Robotic arms and hands on an adjustable gantry designed to simulate a UAV’s movements
UAVs have proven very successful as surveillance, intelligence-gathering and mapping craft, but their ability to interact with the ground has been largely confined to launching missiles. Now, Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is planning to endow them with arms and hands to allow them to work on such tasks as repairing infrastructure and disaster recovery while hovering near the ground... Continue Reading Drexel University giving UAVs a hand (and arms)

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MDA Still Sees 2018 Deployment In Restructured SM-3 IIA Plan

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MDA Still Sees 2018 Deployment In Restructured SM-3 IIA Plan

Nearly $1 billion added to Raytheon’s contract to build a new, larger SM-3 interceptor cooperatively with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is expected to carry the program through to its initial flight test in preparation for deployment in 2018.

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Israel, U.S. Agree To $450 Million In F-35 EW Work

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Israel, U.S. Agree To $450 Million In F-35 EW Work
A $450 million agreement between Israel and Lockheed Martin to allow Israel's own electronic warfare (EW) equipment on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter paves the way to finalizing an initial 19-jet, $2.75 billion JSF deal between the U.S. and Israel, a cornerstone of Middle East defense cooperation. But it also means much more.

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Army's LEMV Surveillance Airship Flies

Army's LEMV Surveillance Airship Flies:
The US Air Force may have cancelled its persistent surveillance airship, but the US Army has kept the faith, and today (August 7) Northrop Grumman's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) made its delayed first flight.

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