Wing shows off AutoLoaders for its drone delivery network

Food vendors won't have to wait around for Wing's delivery drones to come pick up an order. The company has released video of new "AutoLoader" stations that'll hang onto boxes waiting for a skyhook-style pickup from the next available drone.

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Northrop Grumman test fires first stage of Sentinel nuclear missile

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first full-scale static test fire of the first-stage solid-rocket motor for the LGM-35A Sentinel that will replace the US Air Force's Minuteman III nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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Feiyu does away with the cord for Pocket 3 modular wireless actioncam

Last year we reviewed the Feiyu Pocket 2S, an actioncam with a hard-wired detachable gimbal camera head. Well, Feiyu has now upped its game with the fully wireless Pocket 3, which looks like it should make for much easier shooting on the go.

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US Army tests air bags to protect cargo in parachute drops

At the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, the US Army is testing a new reusable parachute cargo-drop system that is 25% faster to rig and 40% faster to remove after landing, to allow soldiers to quickly leave the drop zone and get out of danger.

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Rolls-Royce begins testing of last engines for the US B-52 fleet

At NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, Rolls-Royce has begun testing of the F130 jet dual-engine pods that will power the US Air Force's B-52H Stratofortress heavy bomber fleet for the remainder of its service life into the 2050s.

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Earthworm-inspired robot moves by doing the wave

Earthworms move through the soil not just by wriggling around, but by sending peristaltic waves down their bodies. A new robot, which employs that same strategy, could one day be used in underground exploration or even search-and-rescue missions.

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Zivix heads into familiar design territory with Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar

Back in 2013, Zivix launched an ultra-portable MIDI guitar designed for noodling on the move. Then six years later the Jamstik was joined by a 24-fret headless bigger brother called the Studio. Now a S-type model rocking a headstock has launched.

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Lessons to be learned as Ukraine war shifts defense priorities

Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the fighting for the past year has not only overturned our preconceptions, it's given a powerful kick to innovation in military and civilian spheres. New Atlas looks at how the war is set to affect technology for decades.

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US Marines to get Northrop Grumman NGHTS four-in-one targeting device

The US Marine Corps has decided to purchase Northrop Grumman's all-in-one Next Generation Handheld Targeting System (NGHTS) that packs a suite of day/night targeting sensors in a 10-lb (4.5-kg) package and can operate in GPS-denied areas.

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