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Robot Jumps from Tall Buildings, Has Nothing to Do with the Economy

Robot Jumps from Tall Buildings, Has Nothing to Do with the Economy
This new thrill-seeking robot actually base-jumps. That’s right, a robot seeking thrills and showing off. It will climb up the side of a building, then jump off and deploy a paraglider to fly back down to…
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Awesome Cloud Photos Taken from Four Miles Up… With the Door Open!

Awesome Cloud Photos Taken from Four Miles Up… With the Door Open!
I have a thing about heights. I am not scared of heights really, I have no issue flying in an airplane or helicopter. What I have an issue with is being up high and having nothing…
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Power Up Propels Paper Planes

Power Up Propels Paper Planes
I can remember when I was in grade school. On free days in gym, the coach would give us a bunch of paper and we would see who could build the plane that flew the longest.…
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Griffin Helo TC R/C Helicopter May Be Kyosho Chopper in Disguise

Griffin Helo TC R/C Helicopter May Be Kyosho Chopper in Disguise
A little while back we talked a bit about the very cool looking Kyosho iOS controlled helicopter from Japan that had surfaced. The thing reminds me a lot of the Parrot AR.Drone in a smaller and…
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SEED Concept: Your Personal Automonous Floating Camera Drone

SEED Concept: Your Personal Automonous Floating Camera Drone
The SEED is an autonomous, mobile camera balloon created to take photos and video of you while you’re on vacation, but I honestly see a lot of Big Brother implications. It also reminds me of the…
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Kinect + Quadrotor = Awesome

Kinect + Quadrotor = Awesome
The guys at the ETH – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have the best jobs on the planet. Not only do they get to play with flying quadrocopters all the time, and have built a…
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20-Foot Floating Airship Replica: Is That a Blimp in Your Driveway?

20-Foot Floating Airship Replica: Is That a Blimp in Your Driveway?
This 20-foot dirigible replica was made by Jack Clemens and it took him two and a half years to build. Apparently his cat destroyed his first model. It goes to show you that cats can be…
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Quadrocopter Ball Juggling, or Ping Pong Match?

Quadrocopter Ball Juggling, or Ping Pong Match?
Got a couple of fancy quadrocopters floating around? Why not teach them some cheap tricks – like how to juggle balls. The guys from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich are up to their…
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iPhone 4 Falls 1,000 Feet from Plane and Survives

iPhone 4 Falls 1,000 Feet from Plane and Survives
I’ve heard my share of horror stories of people dropping their iPhone 4 out of their pocket and having the screen shatter on impact. That’s why I was amazed when I read about this iPhone 4…
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Festo SmartBird Flaps its Wings into the Sky

Festo SmartBird Flaps its Wings into the Sky
Man has been flying for a very long time and early in the development of aircraft, we tired designs that mimicked birds with flapping wings and things never worked out well. The cool part about birds…
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Remote-Controlled Bald Eagle Has a 9-1/2 Foot Wingspan

Remote-Controlled Bald Eagle Has a 9-1/2 Foot Wingspan
Next time you see a giant bird flying through the skies, you might want to double-check that it’s the real deal. You could be looking a remote-controlled fake.…
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Team BlackSheep Ritewing Zephyr FPV UAV Flies High, Shoots Amazing Videos

Team BlackSheep Ritewing Zephyr FPV UAV Flies High, Shoots Amazing Videos
If you’ve ever dreamed of capturing high-altitude flight videos, you probably thought that would be something you could only do with an expensive UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) like the $30,000+ Draganflyer X8. Well, thanks to the…
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DARPA-Commissioned Robotic Hummingbird Takes to the Air

DARPA-Commissioned Robotic Hummingbird Takes to the Air
When I think about DARPA building robots, I envision something along the line of the Terminator or Johnny 5. That isn’t what DARPA has in mind though (at least in this project) as one of its…
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RC Copter Hunts Hydrogen-Filled Balloons

RC Copter Hunts Hydrogen-Filled Balloons
I have tried my hand at flying remote control helicopters a few times. Once the copter flew away never to be seen again. I suspect this was a response to seeing how poorly I landed my…
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Helicopter Emulates Falling Maple Seed Pod: I’m Never Getting in One of These Things

Helicopter Emulates Falling Maple Seed Pod: I’m Never Getting in One of These Things
Riding in a helicopter can be a thrilling, and sometimes harrowing experience. But this helicopter design is one that I can say that with certainty that I would never, ever set foot inside of.…
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RotorConcept SWAT Copter Looks Like it Could Do Serious Damage

RotorConcept SWAT Copter Looks Like it Could Do Serious Damage
Every time I visit CES, I like to dig around looking for something other than the usual big-brand announcements, and this year is no exception. My favorite off-the-beaten-path thing of the year so far? The ID-1SWAT…
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