Cyber Aerospace Corp. has recently unveiled its new AeroSphere SA-60—a lighter-than-air craft that employs a spherical design and reportedly holds the world altitude record. Designed for testing and use by the military for battlefield surveillance, the airship also comes with multiple system platforms that are compatible with all altitudes up to 70,000 ft. A low-altitude version is available, the company says, and can hover at 15,000 ft for 48 to 72 hours with a full payload of cameras and sensing devices. To learn more, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3849-548.
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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