Drone Uses Sound Waves to Battle Blazes

firesoundA Canadian inventor is fanning the flames of innovation with a drone concept that could revolutionize firefighting technology.

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Your #Brain is Like a Radio

Initial evidence is found that the brain has a ‘tuning knob’ that is actually influencing behavior. Brain circuits can tune into the frequency of other brain parts relevant at the time. |read more| via Science Daily


Police Drones Foil Prison Drug Smugglers

CaymanAirvuCayman Island law-enforcement officials have a new use for police drones — sniffing out drug drops at area prisons.

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Virginia College Launches Drone Program

PVCCA Virginia-based community college is hopping on the drone-training bandwagon to help public-safety agencies embrace technology.

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Anti-Drone Tech Attracts $3M Funding Round

skysafeGovernment agencies are shopping around for new anti-drone solutions and the emerging industry is making the venture-capital world take notice.

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Fighting Fire with Firefighting Drones

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are developing a new drone that may help stop the spread of wildfires by starting smaller fires.

The Unmanned Aerial System for Fire Fighting is the brain-child of several university disciplines including drone technology, fire ecology, conservation and public policy. Continue reading

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3D Printing Market Is Exploding

3-D printing has the power to save lives or to creep us out.

IT World reports that the 3DP market will triple (of course) within the four years from $7 billion to $21 billion.


Elevating Tech Startups in the Hills and Hollars

img_0002When James Bance and Sam Glover gaze out over the amazing vistas from Howard’s Knob in Boone, N.C., they see the usual sights — the college town’s main streets, Grandfather Mountain’s stolid profile and the gorgeous “hollars,” hills and peaks that have captured the hearts of so many.

But James and Sam see something else – an opportunity to transform the region from just a thriving tourist/university area into the next tech success story — a vibrant new hub for startups. Forget Silicon Valley, meet Silicon Hollar.

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Happy Creepy Mother’s Day

A 3D printing company is offering a one time gift for Mother’s Day — her very own replicant of you.

The “deal” is being offered on Groupon which explains. 

If you’re reading this so far and are the opposite of creeped out .. Wait … There’s more.. 

The manufacturer  says:

Unlike busy adult children, life-sized 3D-printed models do not have hectic schedules. That means they’re there when Mom needs them most: all the time. And while your mom can’t claim this life-size replica of you as a dependent on her taxes, she will be able to take it to the movies, drive in the carpool lane, and tell it all about how Darlene is really more of a friend than a hairdresser.

 If Bates Motel is not at the top of the queue for whomever wrote THAT–I’ll be damed surprised.


Best of all, this reverse Dorian Gray never ages and never stops smiling, even when it’s watching your mother’s favorite tearjerker or spending the night stashed in the broom closet.

Look… Emerging tech has no greater advocate than SparkyRaygun but… No… Just ….no.

Anti-Drone Tech Goes Down Under

DroneshieldAustraliavia DroneLife

An American start-up is showing once again why the anti-drone (or “dronekiller”) industry may be poised to launch a multi-billion-dollar tech sector.

According to Australia’s Financial Review, DroneShield, an anti-drone tech firm formerly based in Herndon, has been acquired by Australian venture-capital group Long Hill LLC and is in the process of raising an investment round of $7 million. Continue reading

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