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    Read This: The RQ-4 Global Hawk is important, but not for the reasons you'd think
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    With $10 billion in development costs, the Global Hawk UAV has been an expensive proposition for the US Air Force over the course of its 15-year life. The huge UAV – its wingspan is nearly 30-feet wider than a U-2 spy plane and it's only two feet shorter than an F-16 – has become a ...

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    Read This: Inside Japan's controversial push to become a drone superpower
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    Japan is surging ahead with plans to seriously increase its drone fleet in the face of its ongoing territorial disputes with China and a typically difficult North Korea. The country, which until recently had an exceptionally restrictive section of its constitution that limited any belligerence, ...

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    ETC: Of course we'd like to Kickstart a hoverbike [w/video]
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    It may not be a flying car, and it may not even be a Hoverboard. But we don't care. A hoverbike is still incredibly awesome, and there's now a chance to bring just such a device to the real world thanks to Kickstarter. Designed by an Kiwi bloke in London named Chris Malloy and seen on these very ...

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    Georgia Tech pairs autonomous Porsche Cayenne with two R/C airplanes
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    GTRI CUSTD Project – Click above for high-res image gallery
    By now, cars that drive themselves have become old news. Every time we turn around there's another organization out to wander half the globe with a driverless van or tackle one of the world's most demanding hill climb events with ...

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    Ford Fusion engine may flying high in unmanned aerial vehicle
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    In the mid-size sedan segment, there are few more benign engines than those that power the otherwise terrific Ford Fusion. That assessment may not be entirely true after Boeing has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) powered by an internal combustion engine of the Ford variety. While the ...

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