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SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship splashes down in Pacific

SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship splashes down in Pacific

This is a good thing! Nobody was injured in the splash because this drop was an unmanned mission to provide goods from the International Space Station back to Earth. Additionally, miscellaneous tests were conducted on Dragon, mainly involving cell reaction to spatial conditions.

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-08-spacex-dragon-cargo-ship-splashes.html

Image Source: By Steven Straiton from UK (SpaceX) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Donuts in flight in first US-approved drone delivery

Donuts in flight in first US-approved drone delivery

In the first drone delivery deemed safe by the U.S., food products flew across the sky destined for 7-11 convenience stores. Flirtley, the makers of the drone, were ecstatic about the success of the delivery, and are eager to find other uses for their drones.

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-donuts-flight-us-approved-drone-delivery.html

Image Source: By Djelita Priata Japan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip

Benz bus, self-driving, is this real life?

The German automaker's successful test of an autonomous bus in the Netherlands provides a spark for driverless transportation. The venture required the bus to drive through tunnels, follow traffic signals, and avoid people on the road. Mercedes-Benz spent a lot thought designing the inside of the bus, and it clearly shows.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/18/self-driving-mercedes-benz-bus-takes-a-milestone-12-mile-trip/