Daily archives: September 18, 2014

Summer 2014 was warmest so far

Obviously climate change isn’t happening. The year on year temperature rises are all caused by, erm…….

Could somebody with access kindly slap all the politicians who are being paid to be in denial, and kick the Koch brothers where it rhymes, until they shut up and let the rest of us do something about the disaster they’ve created and nurtured.

According to NOAA’s records, this is the 38th consecutive August and 354th consecutive month with a global average temperature above the 20th century average

via Summer 2014 was record warmest on Earth, says NOAA.

3D printed drones

Need a cheap drone for a mission tomorrow? Just print one out.

We have 3D printed keys, guns and shoes — now a research team at the University of Virginia has created a 3D printed UAV drone for the Department of Defense.

In the works for three years, the aircraft, no bigger than a remote-controlled plane, can carry a 1.5-pound payload. If it crashes or needs a design tweak for a new mission, another one can be printed out in a little more than a day, for just $2,500 (£1533). It’s made with off-the-shelf parts and has an Android phone for a brain.

via Military-grade drones can now be 3D printed (Wired UK).