UAVs can support humanitarian action in a variety of ways. Perhaps the most common and well-documented use-case is data collection. There are several other use-cases, however, such as payload transportation, which I have blogged about… 814 more words
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In 1992, Litos et al. patented their bio-mimic throw-in-the-air toy called the ‘Autorotative Flyer’. It might not occur to everyone that the passive toy could be updated, and militarized, with the addition of a supersonic jet pack.
There was a requirement to change the local name of an element in the payload using a parameter in the incoming payload. For example
user sends a following payload to the ESB… 163 more words
The paper, “The evolution of airplanes,”created a media stir earlier this year when it was published online by the Journal of Applied Physics. The authors contend that the similarities seen across aircraft designs are a manifestation of the same law that drives the evolution of biological creatures and terrain features like river basins. 49 more words