Authoritarian tech, and tower-building drones

Despite President Biden’s assurances at Wednesday’s United Nations meeting that the United States is not seeking a new Cold War, one is brewing between the world’s authoritarian regimes and democracies — and technology is fueling it. Late last week, Iran, Turkey, Myanmar and a few other countries took steps toward becoming full members of the … Read more

Watch this team of drones 3D print a tower

To demonstrate the drones’ capabilities, the researchers had them use foam and a special lightweight form of cement to build structures with heights ranging from 0.18 meters to 2.05 meters. It was built within 5 millimeters of the original scheme. Then, to demonstrate that the system could operate on more complex formations, the team used … Read more