Autonomous plane is developed at MIT

We’ve all heard of the Google autonomous car, and how cool it sounds reading while driving to work. But how about flying a plane without having to even get a licence? Well i’ll be honest with you, this might be at least a decade from now, but at least were heading in the right direction. Thanks to the folks at MIT, they have built a small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)  that can fly without someone controlling it on the ground. Hows that you ask? Well by snapping a small notebook processor and a laser will do the trick. This small UAV is capable of making small sharp turns in the flint of the second, while maintaining its course. Don’t believe me? Just check out the video above.

Source: Gigaom

Giant Hydrogen Drone gets a Laser Cannon straight from Pentagon

The “Phantom Eye” project is in its last steps. After completing its designing Boeing has been able to produce a prototype. This unmanned giant drone is able to fly to up to 60,000 feet and stay in the air for over four days. It’s also environmentally friendly as it runs on hydrogen. Better yet, the Ministry of Defense has provided Boeing with a multi-million dollar project in providing this aerial vehicle with  a laser cannon. In the near future, America will have its own missile defense system in the sky exhausting only water.

Source: Wired