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Have you heard about this robot?

A new type of mini drone can pull a lot more than its own weight.

The drone latches onto a surface and uses a cable to reel in objects up to 40 times its mass, researchers report. This feat is a marked improvement over other flying robots, which generally can’t tote objects heavier than about their own weight (SN: 2/7/15, p. 18). The new palm-sized flyer, described October 24 in Science Robotics, could work in factories or help with exploration and search-and-rescue missions.

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https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-palm-sized-drone-mini-mighty

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Kravenhead
We read about something similar from another source. That little guy is really amazing.
There will be a gazillion applications for drones like these.

Unfortunately, the "bad guys" will see their potential as well.
We'll have to devise countermeasures.
Even thieves could use them for burglaries.
Fitted with a camera, they could be directed down a small chimney or vent.
I'm guessing we'll see a lot of that kind of thing in movies soon.
I don't know; maybe we already have. I don't watch many new movies these days.


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Kravenhead
21 day(s) ago
When my mom got old and couldn't get out anymore, I bought a lot of movies on DVD to watch with her when I visited.
I bought 1 or 2 a week. Now I usually watch the movies on the classics channels.
Theaters haven't been any fun for me since they turned into cracker boxes. Going to a theater isn't the big event that it used to be.
When I was a kid, movie theaters were converted old ornate live stage theaters. Some even had box seats along the walls.
All that decor was part of the experience.
Now it's like watching in someone's basement.

philosopher
21 day(s) ago
The mall has a new threater but, I do not go the movies. Too many nuts with guns. Not enough good people with guns to protect people.
I watch on DVD if it is good. I do not watch many anymore.
The last thing I looked forward was the Scfi series last Summer.
I will watch the last season of Big Bang, Mom and American Housewife. I like comedy.

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