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Monthly Archives: September 2017

25 Sep 2017

Will Nanotechnology Prevent Aging

Nanotechnology is one of those words that is rather frequently waved off as “science fiction stuff.” Because it isn’t prevalent in consumer technology, few people know about it. So, nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular and supramolecular scale. But, will nanotechnology prevent aging? Some scientists take it further by believing that it could prevent dying itself! We age because at each regeneration of our cells, a very identical copy is made. In a man’s lifetime, so many […]

19 Sep 2017

Light Captured As Sound Makes Laptops 20 Times Faster

Light-based or photonic computers have the potential to run at least 20 times faster than your laptop, not to mention the fact that they won’t produce heat or suck up energy like existing devices. This is because they, in theory, would process data in the form of photons instead of electrons. For the first time ever, scientists have stored light-based information as sound waves on a computer chip – something the researchers compare to capturing lightning as thunder. While that […]

16 Sep 2017

The Commercial UAV Show

The 4th Commercial UAV Show, held in London, is the biggest UAV focused show within the European market. While our early years comprised of the most innovative hardware, it has evolved to incorporate the software behind these systems.

This event is a showcase for new civilian and commercial applications for UAVs. Our visitors span the breadth of end users: surveying, photography, mapping, GIS, emergency services, agriculture, utilities, infrastructure and more. Our exhibitors are the world’s most innovative UAV hardware and software systems manufacturers.

The Commercial UAV Show is two events: a world-class conference focused on the progression of the UAV industry; and, a technology exhibition showcasing the latest hardware and software innovations from the mega tech companies to the latest start-ups. To visit the show is free. There is, naturally, a registration fee to attend the conference.

As the industry grows, so does the Commercial UAV Show, which is now established as the best event for this industry outside of the United States. Why is it the best? It attracts more users, more buyers, and more business.

WHAT’S ON THE EXHIBITION FLOOR?

Demo Zone
A safe, netted large area on the exhibition floor where exhibitors who’ve booked 30 minute session demonstrate their UAV.

On-Floor Seminars
Companies present case studies to the high level delegates that circulate the floor. Anyone is free to attend these sessions giving unparalleled exposure to the end user market.

Exhibitors
The Exhibition floor showcases the latest innovations from the mega tech companies to the latest start-ups. While hardware has been a focal point of the exhibition in the early years, the collaboration with software enables the exhibition to fully educate end users on the best solutions within the industry.

WHAT’S IN THE CONFERENCE?

The Conference runs alongside the exhibition and focuses on the future of the UAV industry. Choose from a number of roundtable discussions and select from specific tracks:

  • Technology, Data Management And Innovation
  • Safety & Security In Drone Use
  • Counter-UAV Technology

Image: Xsens

14 Sep 2017

Why Only Intelligent Life is Doomed.

We live with a hectic news-cycle where the threat of natural and human-made catastrophe seems to ratchet up all the time. Tech and scientific giants Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warn that soon artificial intelligence can pose an existential threat. Other issues continue to rumble ominously in the background of our minds, and of current events. Even in academia, institutions like the Centre for Existential Risk in Cambridge and the Future of Humanity Institute in Oxford project dire warnings about […]

11 Sep 2017

What Have We Learned From Saturn’s Rings?

Over the past 13 years, the Cassini space probe has shown us just how complex and dynamic the rings of Saturn truly are. What would Saturn be without its beautiful system of rings? The 20-year mission is coming to an end later this week when the probe makes its final destructive plunge into Saturn. As part of its grand finale, Cassini has flown closer to the rings than ever before, first grazing the outermost edges of the rings before taking […]

06 Sep 2017

42nd Toronto International Film Festival

Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a “festival of festivals” — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work. The Festival has been described as “the most important film festival in the world — the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive.”

06 Sep 2017

Why is the Fermi Paradox Paradoxical?

With at least a quarter trillion stars in Earth’s galaxy alone, which itself is one of hundreds of billions of other galaxies, the statistical probability of there being alien life somewhere is overwhelming. Yet, humanity’s best attempts to detect such life have been fruitless, giving rise to the Fermi Paradox: If statistically, life should be so common throughout the universe, how is it that not a trace of it has been detected? The question whether the human race is alone […]

05 Sep 2017

AIAA SPACE AND ASTRONAUTICS FORUM AND EXPOSITION

In 2014, the event evolved to become the AIAA SPACE Forum with a renewed focus on serving the broader space community. From the beginning, AIAA’s space-related conference has had a hybrid program, with plenary and panel sessions focused on policy and management issues as well as a strong technical program featuring technical paper presentations in space operations, space systems, space transportation, space and Earth science, space exploration, and many other topics.

04 Sep 2017

Voyager – The Hits Just Keep On Comin’

The twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft are exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before. Continuing on their more-than-39-year journey since their 1977 launches, they each are much farther away from Earth and the sun than Pluto. In August 2012, Voyager 1 made the historic entry into interstellar space, the region between stars, filled with material ejected by the death of nearby stars millions of years ago.  Scientists hope to learn more about this region when Voyager 2, in […]