Helicopters are some of the most nimble aircraft ever created. They can hover. They can take off and land vertically. They can squeeze into tight spaces. But they still need level surfaces to land on.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) took a moment away from building a Terminator to experiment with attaching robotic legs to a helicopter.
DARPA released information about the project on September 10. Instead of regular skids, the robotic landing gear consists of four articulated legs that can fold and adapt to uneven surfaces. The agency believes it could be useful for “forward operating areas, ships at sea and natural-disaster zones.”
A 16-year-old 9/11 rescue dog recently had a birthday celebration that dog dreams are made of in New York City.
Bretagne and her owner, Denise Corliss, were part of Texas Task Force 1.They were deployed to New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, and worked with scores of other search and rescue teams to find people trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center.
Believed to be the last living search and rescue dog from Ground Zero, Bretagne was given the celebration of a lifetime, by BarkPost, the publishing arm of Bark & Co.
Beńet Embry, a black resident of Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas said he didn’t think an incident involving a white cop and black teens was racial in nature. In case you need your memory jogged, Craig Ranch is the community where that cop went nutso (even doing a shoulder roll) on some pool-party-crashing teens. When Jim Sharpe tried to interview Embry on America Continues, he declined – citing death threats made against him.
Welcome to America 2015, where an African-American who doesn’t view an incident as racist – at least one that the race baiters do – deserves to die.
Here’s what Mr. Embry wrote back to the show: