A Brief Early History of Unmanned Systems

A Brief Early History of Unmanned Systems

The past two decades have seen exponential growth in the burgeoning field of unmanned systems, foretelling what may one day be viewed as the biggest paradigm shift in the evolution of mankind. Military drones have forever changed the conduct of war, providing persistent surveillance, enhanced command and control, and precision...

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Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air

All this happens swiftly, in silence, at the temperature and pressure of the atmosphere, and gratis: dear colleagues, when we learn to do likewise we will be sicut Deus , and we will have also solved the problem of hunger in the world. — Primo Levi Ever since Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794), the father of modern...

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Electronic Highway of the Future

Electronic Highway of the Future

“…you settle back to enjoy the ride as your car adjusts itself to the prescribed speed. You may prefer to read or carry on a conversation with your passengers—or even catch up on your office work. It makes no difference for the next several hundred miles as far as the...

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Mechanix Illustrated Classics

Mechanix Illustrated Classics

September, 1963 Tom found this experimental “cyclone in a tin can” to be silent, vibrationless, an adequate performer . . . and, just maybe, the car of tomorrow. Sadly, though, tomorrow never showed up. Of the 55 cars that Chrysler built, most were scrapped at the end of the program. Chrysler...

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