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We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.

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Drones to airlift vehicles.

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division is building a drone that will be able to transport cars, storage containers, and eventually even pods full of soldiers for DARPA. The drone, which will be called the Transformer TX, is currently in a $20.3-million “Phase 3” process, which means Lockheed is finalizing its design before building a working prototype. (via The Verge)

A look at the Predator drone in action.



Wow! A drone trade fair is definitely something worth seeing!


Highlights from the World's Largest Drone Fair

Defense industry specialists circled up in Washington this week for the three-day-long trade fair of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. In other words, a bunch of guys with a lot of money just got together for a giant drone show. It’s actually the world’s largest. And here are its wares…via Gizmodo

These steerable paper planes are intended as cheap sensory UAVs.


Steerable Paper Airplanes Put Your Harassment Right On Target

Technically, this steerable paper airplane wasn’t designed for making pinpoint attacks on a teacher or college lecturer—more as a highly affordable unmanned aerial vehicle that could be used to blanket a given area with cheap sensors. But clearly the researchers at Queensland University of Technology haven’t realized the full potential of their creation.

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via Gizmodo

X-47B Completes its First Carrier-based Arrested Landing (by U.S. Navy)

German drones to spot graffiti artists.


Drone police to crack down on graffiti artists.

The BBC reports that Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, plans to test small drones to try to reduce the amount of graffiti being sprayed on its property.

Civilian drone use in South Africa.


In South Africa, drones repurposed to deliver beer to festivalgoers

Beer-lovers can already brew their own ales in remote locations thanks to the Carbonator Bottle, but what about those who prefer to have their beverages delivered direct to them? Using tech to offer ultra-convenience, guests at South Africa’s OppiKoppi festival in August will be able to use their smartphones to order beer to be delivered directly to them via drones. READ MORE…