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Different radio frequencies used in encrypted military communications require very different, custom-configured antenna shapes and sizes to optimize signal transmission and reception. The U.S. Military is testing morphing liquid metal antenna designs in order to create a system that can custom-configure antenna sizes and shapes onboard the aircraft during a mission. The goal is to reduce the total weight of a multi-frequency-capable flight system, which would otherwise have to carry the weight of several different antennas of varying sizes and shapes.

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An editorial posted on August 21 by nature, International Journal of Science, reported that France and Canada are convening an international committee to advise on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI). The editorial, titled: “International AI ethics panel must be independent” endorsed the committee with the comment, “The group should be supported and shielded from undue influence.”

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Loosely stated, Moore’s law holds that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit on a chip, and its processing power, doubles approximately every two years. "Without any doubt, Moore's Law is well and alive. It's not dead, it's not slowing down, it's not even sick. It's well and alive," Philip Wong reported on Tuesday at the Hot Chips Conference at Stanford University. He should know, as he is head of research at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.

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Atlas is a leading aerospace company specializing in the design and manufacture of UAS for law enforcement, security companies and first responders. As reported by the sUAS News, on Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Atlas partnered with the Rio de Janeiro State’s Military Police to provide security at the Maracanã Stadium during the Copa America soccer tournament. This was the first time in which MESH multi-drone UAS technology has been approved for usage to secure a major sporting event.

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Last month Dronebelow.com reported on an interesting new inspection UAS design from Flybotix that employs a simplified propulsion system based on a pair of stacked propellers. These are enclosed in a shroud that is the body of the aircraft. The craft’s advanced stabilization system and light weight permits flight durations that are “twice as long as conventional models.”

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