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This Is Why My Shades Are Drawn

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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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Check it out: Hummingbird Nano Drone. Keep watching the skies, the birds might be watching you.



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www.wired.com...


The Nano Air Vehicle is being developed under a Darpa contract to develop a small aircraft that can fly indoors and out. Early test flights of the hummingbird lasted only a handful of seconds, but the most recent flights have extended the range to almost 10 minutes, and it can maintain a stable hover in small gusts of wind.

The tiny aircraft weighs only 19 grams [about two-thirds of an ounce] and has a wingspan of 16 centimeters [6½ inches]. The vehicle is self-contained with its own motor, battery, communication system and a video camera. It’s being developed to be a palm-sized observation-and-surveillance platform. But instead of taking pictures of a building, it can provide a video feed from inside the building.
www.wired.com...

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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:36 PM
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Thats amazing and incredible. So full of spying opportunities
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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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If I ever see a hummingbird near my home I know there is something wrong, since they're not native here.

Whats next, dragonflies with lasers?



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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If hummingbirds aren't endangered species, they will be now. Thanks darpa.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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LOL, anyone who's ever seen a hummingbird realized that that one is the largest most obscene excuses for a hummingbird ever!!



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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I agree, it's quite noisy too, you can hear the tax dollars hard at work.

If this project fails I hope they sell it to some toy manufacturer, I would want one.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by Grey Magic
If I ever see a hummingbird near my home I know there is something wrong, since they're not native here.

Whats next, dragonflies with lasers?


Dragonfly or Insect Spy? Scientists at Work on Robobugs.
www.prisonplanet.com...

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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 06:05 PM
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doesn't look very nano to me - or is that a nano-hand holding it??

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