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Drones will fly for days with new photovoltaic engine

UC Berkeley researchers just broke another record in photovoltaic efficiency, an achievement that could lead to an ultralight engine that can power drones for days. For the past 15 years, the efficiency of converting heat into electricity with thermovoltaics…
bubmag
July 27, 2019
Drones

This Solar Eclipse Photograph Took Two Years to Capture

In August 2017, eclipse mania swept America as people jockeyed for the best spots to watch the first total solar eclipse visible from coast to coast in nearly a century. With the eclipse's path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, tens of millions of peo…
bubmag
July 24, 2019
Drones

UPS Is Launching a Drone Delivery Service In the US

The company has been working closely with the FAA over the last year; in 2018, the agency launched a program to test out drones in a range of autonomous flying situations, and UPS was one of the accepted applicants. It's been couriering lab samples around the…
bubmag
July 24, 2019
Drones

US took down Iranian drone using new jammer technology

The Defense Department hasn't officially said what it used against the drone, but MADIS was present aboard the Boxer at the time. You can see it on top of the tan vehicle in the photo above. The incident illustrates the rapidly changing nature of warfare. In…
bubmag
July 21, 2019