BAE Systems adapts rocket to provide soldiers with their own air support

BAE Systems has successfully tested a ground-based version of its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket, which is designed to allow ground combat units to engage distant targets without air support.

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Electrochemical tech used to finely shape 3D-printed metal items

Although it's possible to 3D-print metal objects, such items can't always be formed down to the sub-millimeter precision required for certain applications. A new technique, however, allows them to be infinitesimally tweaked after being printed.

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With the EOS R5, Canon finally seems ready to get serious about video

New specs released today on the upcoming EOS R5 show Canon is finally ready to take a leadership position in mirrorless video, getting back to the pointy end of things with some truly juicy capabilities including 8K RAW video capture.

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The wonderfully weird winners of The Mind’s Eye Photo Awards

Now in its fifth year, The Mind’s Eye is online photography magazine All About Photo’s annual competition. The winning and celebrated images this year span from photojournalism to abstract art, with a fascinating focus on the strange or uncanny.

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Airbus makes first-ever fully automatic air-to-air refueling contacts

Airbus has announced the successful completion of the world's first fully automatic boom system air-to-air refueling (A3R) operation, in which an Airbus tanker test aircraft completed 120 dry fueling contacts with an F-16 fighter jet.

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Tribeca opens Cinema360, a VR film festival you can enjoy at home

For the next nine days, anyone with an Oculus Go or Oculus Quest can access a 15-film lineup of immersive 3D films from around the globe, free of charge, curated and presented by the Tribeca Film Festival. Cinema360 will run from April 17 to 26.

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Legion 7i laptop heads Lenovo’s 2020 gaming machines

Lenovo has launched a bevy of gaming machines featuring 10th Gen Intel or AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs and GeForce RTX graphics. Leading the charge is the 7i, with a 240-Hz display, TrueStrike keyboard, long battery life and next-gen cooling technology.

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Walking robot uses neural net to change gaits

Insects rapidly transition between walking gaits, in response to external stimuli. Scientists have now created a robot that does the same thing, utilizing an artificial neural network – the tech might ultimately find use in better prostheses.

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The 2nd-gen iPhone SE brings back the smaller, more affordable iPhone

Say hello to the 2nd-gen iPhone SE for 2020, arriving more than four years after the original but with the same thinking behind it: to add a smaller, more affordable model to the iPhone line.

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Robotic string exciter makes for polyphonic music-making fun

Instrument maker Frank Piesik has built a three-string robotic music machine called Greg's Harp where three different actuators excite the strings in different ways to produce sound controlled by a MIDI keyboard.

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