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Helicopter transport increases survival for seriously injured patients

— 5 Jan 2011 17:45 | Health

Severely injured patients transported by helicopter from the scene of an accident are more likely to survive than patients brought to trauma centres by ground ambulance, according to…

Laser-based missile defence for helicopters being developed

— 3 Sep 2010 12:43 | Technology

Protecting helicopters in combat from heat-seeking missiles is the goal of new laser technology created at the University of Michigan and Omni Sciences, Inc., which is a U-M spin-off…

Engineering team developing helicopter that would investigate nuclear disasters

— 17 Mar 2010 15:12 | Technology

Students at Virginia Tech's Unmanned Systems Laboratory are perfecting an autonomous helicopter they hope will never be used for its intended purpose. Roughly six feet long and weighing…

Significant regional variations exist regarding proximity to burn centres

— 28 Oct 2009 10:44 | Health

Although nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population lives within 2 hours by ground or helicopter transport to a verified burn centre, there is substantial state and regional variation…

Micro flying robots can fly more effectively than flies

— 31 Jul 2009 07:00 | Technology

Engineers have long been stymied in their attempts to fabricate micro aerial robots that can match the amazing flight capabilities of nature's most advanced flying insects - flies.…

Maple seeds and animals exploit the same trick to fly

— 12 Jun 2009 17:48 | Biology

The twirling seeds of maple trees spin like miniature helicopters as they fall to the ground. Because the seeds descend slowly as they swirl, they can be carried aloft by the wind and…

CSIRO robotics research rated 'coolest' summer job

— 13 Feb 2009 10:00 | Technology

Voting with their feet, a record 28 university students from across Australia spent the summer working with CSIRO's autonomous systems researchers in Brisbane. Part of CSIRO's commitment…

Research lab combines psychology with technology

— 6 Feb 2009 11:10 | Technology

A unique laboratory has been established at The University of Alabama in Huntsville that combines psychology with technology to focus on the interaction between humans and complex systems.…

Portable high-resolution imaging system will help disaster response

— 6 Oct 2008 22:19 | Technology

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a low-cost, high-resolution imaging system that can be attached to a helicopter to create a complete and detailed…

'Autonomous' helicopters teach themselves to fly

— 6 Sep 2008 21:39 | Technology

Stanford computer scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that enables robotic helicopters to teach themselves to fly difficult stunts by watching other helicopters…

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