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Monster Machines: Africa's First Indigenous Aircraft Will Compete With Surveillance UAVs

While Africa’s backyard space program has yet to get off the ground, the continent’s first (arguably) homegrown aircraft has already taken flight. Throughout the continent, these ultralight two-seaters could soon fill the skies where long-range surveillance UAVs are too expensive to fly.


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Monster Machines: This Electron Gun Turns Titanium Powder Into Turbine Blades For Planes

Titanium aluminide is a 3D-printable metal compound that holds great promise for lighter, stronger aircraft turbines but is notoriously difficult to work. That is, it was notoriously difficult to work with, until additive manufacturing firm Avio developed this metal-melting 3 kW electron gun.


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CDC Accidentally Ships Deadly Virus, Hopes No One Will Notice This sounds like the start to a bad spy movie. Or just that Resident Evil movie.

‘Text Neck’ Is The Latest Health Craze That’s Going To Injure You Technology is breaking our necks.

How I Failed To Become A Drone Pilot Never fly a drone inside. Ever. Especially when you’re drunk. And at a party.


Monster Machines: Black Hawk Choppers Are Finally Getting The Digital Cockpits They Need

The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is among the most (in)famous and easily-recognisable choppers in the US military. And, beginning today, these venerable aircraft will receive a 21st century kick in the cockpit.


Monster Machines: The Secret US Drone Program That Killed JFK's Brother

The Ryan Firebee is widely considered the first true UAV developed by the US military, however, it was far from their first attempt. Take Operation Aphrodite, which loaded B-17s with high explosives and remotely crashed them into enemy targets, for instance. This early UAV program wasn’t just an abject failure, it may well have changed the course of 20th century politics.