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Biodegradable Drone Made from a Fungus Self Destructs After a Crash

Biodegradable Drone Made from a Fungus Self Destructs After a Crash
Scientists from the NASA AMES Research Center and Stanford University are working on an interesting new drone that is designed to be biodegradable. The idea is that if the drone is on a mission watching someone…
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Bionic Bird: A Biomimicking Drone That Lures Raptors and Cats

Bionic Bird: A Biomimicking Drone That Lures Raptors and Cats
Most drones are a variant on a multi-rotored helicopter. The quad-rotors are the most common, but professional photographers like the octo-rotors more. Still, there are a lot of other ways to beat the air into submission…
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Robot Rides Hoverbike, We’re All Doomed

Robot Rides Hoverbike, We’re All Doomed
Malloy Aeronautics in the UK is developing a flying quadcopter designed for human riders. Right now they are testing a 1/3 scale model proof-of-concept vehicle called the Drone 3 that has a robot riding it. Now…
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Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages

Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages
Like Amazon, it appears Google has been mulling the use of drones to deliver goods. The company recently unveiled its Project Wing, a system that uses drones with the goal of delivering goods within two minutes…
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Hexo+ Is a Flying Autonomous GoPro Camera Drone

Hexo+ Is a Flying Autonomous GoPro Camera Drone
Aerial filming is a cool way to share more of what’s going on in some sports or activities. GoPro cameras are used by a lot of active folks to record their antics, but most of those…
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Awesome Two Person Aero-X Hovercraft Can Fly 10-feet Above the Ground

Awesome Two Person Aero-X Hovercraft Can Fly 10-feet Above the Ground
I’m rather disappointed in the way some of the tech we have today has evolved. I was convinced as a kid by the time I was a grownup we would have flying cars and hovercraft motorcycles…
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Parrot Bebop Drone has a Camera and Oculus Rift Support

Parrot Bebop Drone has a Camera and Oculus Rift Support
Parrot has been making automated flying drones for a while. The first of them was the AR.Drone. While at least one person has hacked their AR.Drone to be controlled using an Oculus Rift, Parrot has unveiled…
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Flying TIE Fighter Quadcopter Is Ready to Chase X-wings

Flying TIE Fighter Quadcopter Is Ready to Chase X-wings
Now the circle is complete. A few weeks ago we told you about Rodger Cleye’s amazing X-Wing Tri-rotor. Now he is back with an Advanced X1 TIE Fighter quadcopter. Can a Death Star chase featuring these…
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Dronies! Drone-Selfies Are a Thing!

Dronies! Drone-Selfies Are a Thing!
I have to admit when I first heard of drone selfies, I thought that actual drones were taking selfies of themselves.…
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Flying X-wing Tri-rotor: X-wing Fighters Are Now in Our Skies

Flying X-wing Tri-rotor: X-wing Fighters Are Now in Our Skies
Rodger Cleye made this awesome flying X-wing Fighter. Maybe it can shoot down some of those other drones in our skies. This 19 lb., five-foot-long X-Wing Fighter comes after Rodger already made a flying James Bond…
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Phantom Drone Carries GoPro into Active Volcano and Survives

Phantom Drone Carries GoPro into Active Volcano and Survives
There are all sorts of things you can do with a flying drone aircraft or quadcopter carrying a camera. You could do the obvious and chase your dog or cat around the house. You could have…
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R/C Helicopters Lift a Woman off the Ground

R/C Helicopters Lift a Woman off the Ground
Want to pick up your date? Forget your car. Don’t send a taxi. Send two R/C helicopters to pick her up and really impress her.…
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Remote Control Mini Flying TARDIS: It’s Bigger on the Show

Remote Control Mini Flying TARDIS: It’s Bigger on the Show
We all wish that we could have our very own TARDIS to fly, but sadly, unless we build our own, it is just not happening. Here’s an alternative. Just buy this three inch-tall remote-controlled TARDIS.…
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Drones with Retina Scanners to Deliver Government Documents in Dubai

Drones with Retina Scanners to Deliver Government Documents in Dubai
Back in December when Amazon announced that it wanted to use drones to deliver packages to Prime users in only 30 minutes, many folks thought that sounded farfetched. Word has now surfaced from the United Arab…
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R/C Klingon Battlecruiser Ready to Take on the Enterprise

R/C Klingon Battlecruiser Ready to Take on the Enterprise
A while back, I came across a remote-controlled flying version of the Starship Enterprise. Now, the guy behind that build is showing off the next member of his flying fleet, a Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.…
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Look, up in the Sky!

Look, up in the Sky!
While flying drones are often associated with military missions or espionage, the ability to send small payloads through the air under remote control opens up possibilities for all kinds of other interesting applications. In fact, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could change everything from the way we provide emergency services in disasters to how your pizza is delivered. Here are just a few technologies in the works that could send tiny aircraft into our skies in the not-too-distant future.
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