Defense Dept. Eyes Flying Saucer

Real Flying Saucer Eyed by Defense Dept.
Tracy Staedter, Discovery NewsOct. 12, 2007 — Think “flying saucer” and UFOs or 1950s B movies come to mind (see “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” or “The Day the Earth Stood Still”). But now researchers have built an unmanned aerial vehicle that looks and acts like the imagined thing.

The disc-shaped device can take off vertically from any surface, land practically anywhere, and if it accidentally contacts a building or cliff, it won’t explode into a fireball, like those rascally helicopters.

These features could make the aircraft uniquely suited to flying in urban war zones, aiding with search and rescue in disaster areas, inspecting crops and pipelines, and taking aerial photographs (read: surveillance).

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The Clouds Above

The Clouds Above

View from Petites Gap in the Jefferson National Forest…

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The Joy of Fall

The Joy of Fall

A bright and beautiful fall day on Otter Creek in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

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