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The International Space Station Has an Adorable Camera Drone

The International Space Station Has an Adorable Camera Drone
Astronauts get all the cool robot toys, and the folks on board the International Space Station have a new robotic companion now. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released the first images shot by the “Int-Ball,” a spherical camera that floats around alongside the rest of the crew in their zero-gravity environment. It looks cute enough to be in a Wall-E movie.

Can You Dry Clothes with a Drone?

Can You Dry Clothes with a Drone?
Can you dry your wet clothes by using a drone? The Beyond the Press channel wanted to find out, so in this video they demonstrate how to speed up the drying process of some of their clothing.
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Drone Gets Shot Down by Confetti Cannon

Drone Gets Shot Down by Confetti Cannon
Check out this short video that Arize Nwosu posted of a camera drone heading towards the stage at a music festival, then taking a nosedive. How the drone crashed is what is fun and interesting here.

Guy Takes Flight on His Giant Drone

Guy Takes Flight on His Giant Drone
Check out this video from amazingdiyprojects as he takes his homemade multi-rotor copter out for its first manned test flights. Yes, it looks like a death trap. He is just sitting there surrounded by dozens of angry, spinning rotors. He admits that he should be wearing some protection, but he explains: Regarding wearing MC suit and full face helmet etc.

Watch Some Drones Get Hit by Over a Million Volts

Watch Some Drones Get Hit by Over a Million Volts
Love or hate drones, I think we can all agree that watching them get zapped with over a million volts sounds like it would be pretty entertaining. It is. YouTube science geek Tom Scott took a pair of DJI Phantom 3 drones to the University of Manchester’s High Voltage Laboratory, where they can manufacture lightning strikes over a million volts, just to see what would happen to a drone when it gets hit by lightning.

Safety Testing Drones with a Crash Test Dummy

Safety Testing Drones with a Crash Test Dummy
You might think crash test dummies were mostly used for testing the safety of cars, airplanes, motorcycles and other vehicles. However, they’re often used in the testing of other consumer products to see what impact they could have if used improperly or in an accident.

Working Hoverbike Tested: From Russia with Love-itation

Working Hoverbike Tested: From Russia with Love-itation
Check out this crazy hoverbike test footage from Russia. This guy has only one thought: Don’t move my legs. Don’t move my legs. I love my legs. Please don’t let me lose my legs. What you’re looking at here is a brief indoor test flight of Russia-based Hoversurf’s latest creation.

This Fire-Spraying Drone Is Not a Weapon

This Fire-Spraying Drone Is Not a Weapon
Power lines tend to collect trash when the wind blows. Plastic bags and other assorted trash stuck in the lines can be dangerous. Apparently, in Xiangyang, China, they now send drones up to sort out the mess… with fire! These fire-spraying drones burn off trash that gets stuck on high-voltage wires, keeping humans out of harm’s way.

Bat Bot B2 Robotic Bat: Robat?

Bat Bot B2 Robotic Bat: Robat?
Emulating a bat’s complex flight patterns has been a hard task for scientists, but now they are getting somewhere. With over 40 joints in their wings, bats offer a challenge. By simplifying that wing structure into just nine key joints covered by a flexible membrane, scientists have created Bat Bot B2. Scientists from the Jet Propulsion Lab and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed this drone that Batman would love to have in his utility belt.

Umbrella Drone Keeps Raindrops from Fallin’ on Your Head

Umbrella Drone Keeps Raindrops from Fallin’ on Your Head
I’ve never visited England, but if what I see on movies and TV is true, it rains there all the time. That means the English have to cart around an umbrella much of the time or risk being soaked.

Droneball Drone Laughs in the Face of Crashes

Droneball Drone Laughs in the Face of Crashes
If you’ve ever flown a drone, you know how easy it can be to crash and destroy its blades or do other damage. The Droneball aims to do away with this problem, as it’s essentially a flying cage.

Massive Drone Pulls a Snowboarder into the Air

Massive Drone Pulls a Snowboarder into the Air
I sat here and watch this video of this gigantic drone pulling a snowboarder around and wanted to call BS right way. The problem is that I am half convinced this is legit and they actually did this.

Review: Yuneec Breeze 4K Flying Camera Drone

Review: Yuneec Breeze 4K Flying Camera Drone
The drone market is pretty jampacked these days, so it’s pretty tough to decide which one to buy. While there are some great high-end models for advanced flyers and aerial photographers, they have a tendency to cost $800 to $1000.

DroneGun Knocks Drones out of the Sky

DroneGun Knocks Drones out of the Sky
With drones becoming more and more popular and with most having the ability to send video back to the operator, police and military around the world need a way to stop nefarious users from using them to perform bad deeds. 

A Drone Makes Thanksgiving Dinner

A Drone Makes Thanksgiving Dinner
Drones are great for filming aerial videos and the like, but what else can we make them do? Well, for one thing they could help with making your Thanksgiving dinner. Autel Robotics proves that it can work. The company used one of their X-Star Premium drones to fry a turkey breast, whip potatoes, and chop carrots to cook a full turkey day meal.

AirSelfie: A Drone for Taking Selfies

AirSelfie: A Drone for Taking Selfies
You’re so vain. I bet you think this drone is about you. It is! This is the AirSelfie. It is a tiny drone made specifically for taking selfies. No more selfie sticks. Just you and your flying paparazzi snapping pics of your face.
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