Energy & Green Tech

NREL identifies where new solar technologies can be flexible

Rigid silicon solar panels dominate the utility and residential markets, but opportunity exists for thin-film photovoltaic and emerging technologies notable for being lightweight and flexible, according to scientists at the ...

Engineering

Last-mile delivery via drone

A warm meal was quickly delivered by a drone from an ESA business incubator start-up to the last inhabitant in a remote village in Portugal.

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Amazon looks at airships as fulfillment idea in patent filing

(Tech Xplore)—Amazon has come up with a neat idea. Whether the idea will ever come to pass as a real move is not certain. However, CB Insights noticed a patent filing where Amazon was suggesting the AFC approach to deliver ...

Engineering

Tech would use drones and insect biobots to map disaster areas

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar areas ...

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Amazon has bold and bright ideas for delivery rest stops for drones

(Tech Xplore)—Turn vertical city structures such as church spires and street lights into drone recharging points? WIRED.co.uk and a number of other sites are reporting that this is an idea from Amazon. The concept is all ...

Engineering

Shark-hunting drone to relay info to emergency services

In the news recently has been a shark-spotting unmanned aerial vehicle shaped like a helicopter. Declared the future of rescue in New South Wales, premier Mike Baird said every surf club in the state could eventually have ...

Telecom

SkyBender project looks at 5G delivery with drones

A number of sites have picked up on the story from The Guardian: Google is reportedly testing a 5G network and it is through drones. A subhead in TechRadar called it high-speed data for the people.

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