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DJI releases new Osmo Action Camera and we’ve got one to give away!

DJI has made its first foray into the lucrative action cam market with the launch of its new Osmo action cam. GoPro has dominated the action cam market more than a decade. Although other players such as Sony, TomTom and Garmin have had their own offerings, in this industry, GoPro reigns supreme. Does DJI’s new…
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Check out Russia’s new shotgun-wielding drone

Last week in Russia, we caught a rather terrifying glimpse of what the future of drone warfare could look like. Russsian defense contractor, Almaz-Antey, was recently awarded a patent for their shotgun-wielding drone. Almaz-Antey is a big player in the Russian arms industry. They are responsible for producing, among many armaments, some of the world’s…
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Facebook axed scheme to provide free internet using bird-sized drones

In 2017, Facebook imagined a scheme that used fixed-wing, bird-sized drones to provide high-speed internet to people living in remote areas. Business Insider reports that the project, named Catalina (named after an island in California that uses pigeons to ferry messages back to the mainland) was shut down in 2018. The aim of the project was…
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NASA and SETI developing space drones to search for alien life on Mars

One of the perennial questions for humanity throughout time has been, “Does life exist outside of Earth?” For most of history, we had no means of answering that question. Right now, we are fortunate to live in an era where we have the technology to explore and answer some of our most burning space questions.…
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Crafty YouTubers construct Thor Hammer drone

YouTube channel FliteTest has released a new video in which they design, build and test a real-life version of Thor’s famous hammer, Mjölnir. Thor is the chiselled Norse god of thunder as well as the star of more Marvel movies than you can shake a giant flying hammer at. Those familiar with his character will know…
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New drone can perch and rest like a bat to conserve battery

Researchers at Yale University have developed a UAV which uses nature-inspired robotic talons to “perch and rest” in places that would normally be inaccessible. The group, led by Kaiyu Hang, were looking to make drones that fly in a more energy efficient manner. They observed how birds and bats use structures to conserve their energy when…
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New mind control drone headset available to the masses on Kickstarter

Today Kickstarter is hosting the launch of a new mind-controlled drone and headset. Chinese company EEGSmart have developed brain-machine interface (BMI) technology which they intend to market to the masses through their UDrone mini-quad and UMind Lite headset. A year ago we brought you a story about drones you can control with your mind on display…
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Trump admin removes policy requiring transparency over civilian drone deaths

President Donald Trump’s administration has reversed an Obama era policy requiring US intelligence services to report the number of civilians killed by American drones. On March 6, Trump signed an executive order revoking the requirement for intelligence agencies to publicly announce the number of non-combatants killed by US drone strikes or other attacks on terrorist…
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Is drone geofencing software too easy to hack?

Engineers who run a ‘drone hacking’ website say that software designed to prevent drones from flying near airports is very easy to bypass. Drone producers, such as Chinese giant DJI, produce UAVs with inbuilt geofencing software which creates ‘virtual walls’ stopping crafts from being able to enter restricted air space near airports or military bases. There…
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After the storm: drones sent in to help locate victims of deadly US hurricanes

Infrared drones have been sent in to search for victims following a series of devastating hurricanes that smashed through several southern United States on Sunday. One of the twisters was a mile (1.6km) wide and travelled at speeds of 170mph (274kph), tore through Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Thousands of houses and vehicles were destroyed and at…
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