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Having ended America's broadband woes, the FCC now looks to space

America's comms watchdog has served notice to would-be satellite network providers that it won't abide any more unauthorized launches and orbiting relays. The Federal Communications Commission on Friday issued an enforcement advisory [PDF] warning organizations it will take action against anyone who tries to offer a satellite- …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Apr 2018
F18

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Seamen spread over California

Video In October, three F/A-18 Super Hornet jets dropped an unusual payload into the air over the US Navy's China Lake weapons testing facility in California – more than 100 semi-autonomous drones. The Perdix drones, 6- by 12-inch propeller-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), were fired out of the flare dispensers of the …
Iain Thomson, 9 Jan 2017
Swarm servers

Flocking Dell! Caringo's Swarm storage software soars to version 9

Caringo has updated its Swarm object storage software and will flog the code on appliances based on Dell PowerEdge servers. Deployments of Caringo's object storage is used for applications such as bulk storage, analytics, archiving, backup, cloud storage and content distribution. The software provides NFS, SMB, S3, HDFS and …
Chris Mellor, 18 Oct 2016
Bees

Release the Swarm: Caringo sweetens object storage offering

Software-defined storage firm Caringo has improved its search and file system integration with the eighth release of its Swarm object storage software. The company says you no longer need to migrate data into disparate silos for long-term preservation, delivery and analysis. Instead, consolidate all your files on Swarm and …
Chris Mellor, 18 Feb 2016
Bees

Data Deposit Box shrinks the farm before the SWARM

An SMB backup-to-the-cloud biz has shrunk its rack real estate by 82 per cent, moving from paired Dell storage server boxes to a swarm of object storage boxes. Data Deposit Box, which started operations in 2002, has more than 60,000 customers for its service. An OEM deal meant that customer base could increase markedly, which …
Chris Mellor, 25 Mar 2015
Microsoft-themed Monopoly board

Microsoft Swarms all over Docker Machines

Microsoft has expanded its cloudy support for Docker, adding Docker Machine to Azure and Hyper-V, and supporting Docker Swarm. With the release of Docker Machine 1.0 Beta, Redmond has blogged that users can create a host under Windows using the lightweight Linux boot2docker. Docker Machine is designed for an easy install. As …
The Colias robot

Colias robots SWARMING out of the lab

Video Greybeards of the IT industry will remember RoboCode, the Java programming teaching game that let you set virtual robots in battle with each other. How about teaching a bunch of real robots how to swarm? That's the aim of the University of Lincoln's Colias project, which provides relatively low-cost – £25 a pop – micro-robot …
Collmotdrones

Hungarian eggheads unleash not-at-all-scary DRONE SWARM

Vid Researchers have taught flying drones to behave like birds, clearing the way for further development of technologies to marshal swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles. In a paper titled Outdoor flocking and formation flight with autonomous aerial robots boffins from Budapet's Eötvös University Department of Biological Physics …
Jack Clark, 26 Feb 2014
Cosmic rays hitting Earth

ROBOT SWARM positions itself over EARTH ... to probe our magnetic field

The European Space Agency has successfully deployed its trio of mapping satellites, dubbed Swarm, and is ready to start some serious scanning of the Earth's changing magnetic fields. The Swarm payload was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Northern Russia on Friday evening and has now split into its three constituent …
Iain Thomson, 27 Nov 2013
The Register breaking news

ROBOT COCKROACH SWARM unleashed in Sheffield lab

Vid Robot boffins have trained a swarm of mini-machines to work together, finding each other and grouping together to carry out simple tasks. The 40-strong Robot Swarm Inspired by Nature (see video above) can fetch and carry much larger objects by working together like ants. They can also regroup after being scattered across the …
The Register breaking news

'Ring-wing' robo-sub smart swarm lands £6m oil deal

DSEi An upstart startup founded by BAE Systems engineers, let go following a corporate reorganisation, says that it has won a large oil-industry deal for its underwater ring-wing robot swarm technology. GO Science, in its own words, was formed in 2002 by engineers who "left BAE Systems at Filton with many years of successful …
Lewis Page, 9 Sep 2009
The Register breaking news

MoD judges clone-drone deathmatch

Comment The UK Ministry of Defence expects to announce the winner of its "Grand Challenge" urban-warfare robotics competition tomorrow. The last three days have seen the contending droids - those which came up to the start line in a serviceable condition, anyway - battling it out for the title in a purpose-built small town used by the …
Lewis Page, 18 Aug 2008

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