Police drone captures illegal fliers in a literal dragnet (Tomorrow Daily 286)Ashley discusses drones catching other drones like little kids catch butterflies and how, starting today, you can officially apply to be an NASA astronaut.
[SOUND] [MUSIC] Greetings citizens of the Internet, welcome to Tomorrow Daily, it's the best geek talk show in the known universe. You are watching one of our Which is about three and a half minutes of two great headlines and a phone [INAUDIBLE] for the day. So let's not waste any more time. Let's talk about what's in the news. [MUSIC] If you've ever wanted to watch a police drone capture another drone with a giant net like a robot butterfly today is your lucky day. Japanese officials wanted to figure out a way to disable illegal drone flights. Especially after a drone carrying radioactive material landed on the Prime Minister's roof earlier this year. It looks like for them more drones is their answer. The recently tested a system that involves a large drone equipped with an even bigger net to take off into the sky and capture and illegal aerial vehicle. It started out with a single drone, but they'll expand the program to ten drones next year, with each one guarding it's very own specific government building. I think I smell an updated TV reboot. [MUSIC] Bad boys, bad boys, what cha gonna do? [MUSIC] In other news, today is the day everyone! NASA officially opened up job applications for astronauts. The open call for space explorers starts today, and will accept applications until mid February of next year. If you are interested, you can head over to www.astronauts.nasa.gov, and you'll be able to take a look at Some of the job requirements. You'll need a degree, either in math, engineering, or biological, physical, or computer science, and quite a bit of time flying jet aircraft. The manned mission to Mars isn't scheduled until the 2030s at the earliest, but there is a planned mission to an asteroid in 2025 you might be able to get in on if If you managed to grab a coveted spot on crew. So if you meet all the qualifications and you do decide to apply, good luck! All right, guys, let's check out our Phonetographer of the Day. [MUSIC] Our Phonetographer of the Day today Is Luke who sent us this amazing perspective picture and wrote to us and said, Hey cnet, I was just walking around in the woods last month and took this picture on my blue pure xl. And what a beautiful picture it is Luke. Like I said I really like sort of the perspective, the tree, the bark, it's really cool. If you want to be featured on the show as phonetographer of the day send us your photo to Tomorrow@Tina.com And make sure you give us permission to use it on the show. And also, tell us a little story about it because we like stories. That is it for the show, guys. If you wanna find us on social media, you can do so at any of these places. We also accept feedback on any of our stories with the hashtag hey TD on twitter. And we will be back tomorrow with a brand new docket of weird and wonderful science fact beating science fiction. But until then, be good humans. We'll see you guys next time. Bye. [MUSIC]