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Science & Defence Technology

Ranger drone could help fight against rhino poaching


UPC students with their UAV.Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology designed by Spanish engineers will be used to fight rhino poachers in national parks in Africa. The ranger drone is fitted with thermal vision that can report potential irregularities in real time.
   

Lockheed takes the lead in the laser weapon race


Lockheed Martin.Gigantic satellites with massive destruction power provided by a huge green laser like the Death Star in Star Wars might not be so fictional. On March 3, Lockheed Martin announced it has successfully tested a 30-kilowatt fibre laser weapon system during recent field tests.
   

Major step on the SKA construction road


SKA construction moves forwardThe SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Board has agreed to move the world's largest radio telescope forward to its final pre-construction phase.
   

First round-the-world solar flight takes off


Solar Impulse.The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) took off yesterday morning from Abu Dhabi, on the first attempt at a round-the-world solar-powered trip. Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will take turns flying the plane, which can stay in the air for up to six days and nights in a row.
   

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