High-altitude, autonomous, solar-powered aircraft flexes wings to ace flight tests

Autonomous aerial vehicles known as High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) can soar at the edges of space for long periods of time. Now, UAVOS has conducted test flights of its ApusDuo prototype, an autonomous, solar-powered aircraft with flexible wings that bend and bounce to keep it aloft.

Source: newatlas.com/uavos-apusduo-autonomous-aircraft-test-flights/54829/

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes

A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets. The small implants were first used in 2015 in Sweden — initially confidentially — and several other countries. Swedes have gone on to be very active in microchipping, with scant debate about

Source: www.yahoo.com/news/microchips-under-skin-technophile-swedes-033147071.html

Bill Gates Backs Plan to Surveil the Entire Planet From Space

EarthNow is a new company looking to provide satellite imagery and live video in virtually real-time. Its unsettling pitch describes a network of satellites that can see any corner of the globe and provide live video with a latency of about a second. And a look at the startup’s top investors gives a lot of confidence that this thing is happening.

Source: gizmodo.com/bill-gates-backs-plan-to-surveil-the-entire-planet-from-1825391325