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Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

By 21 August 2014

Amazon is really doing it, drones are really going to be making deliveries of your orders in the near future. But first it's off to India for testing. In countries like the US there are so many laws on the land and in the air that testing drones over... >>

Best drones out now: Parrot, DJI, Hubsan and more

Best drones out now: Parrot, DJI, Hubsan and more

By 7 August 2014

Drones are filling the headlines as well as the skies these days. From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks or shipping drugs into prisons – they're everywhere. Companies like... >>

Drone crashes in National Park as nature and technology collide

Drone crashes in National Park as nature and technology collide

By 7 August 2014

A drone has crashed into a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, potentially endangering the geothermal site. The incident highlights the dangers of allowing anyone to buy and operate a drone. This particular drone had a camera built-in and was being... >>

Drone aerial photography explained: Here's what it is and how to do it

Drone aerial photography explained: Here's what it is and how to do it

By 7 August 2014

If you want to become a drone aerial photographer, you've come to the right place. Have you ever watched a film scene where the camera pans over the mountains, stunning vistas, or some other wide-sweeping landscape? Drone aerial photography allows you... >>

Drone found crashed outside a prison carrying drugs, phones and tobacco

Drone found crashed outside a prison carrying drugs, phones and tobacco

By 4 August 2014

Criminal suppliers appear to be turning to tech in a bid to get contraband into prisons. A drone was found crashed outside a South Carolina prison in the US. Officials said it was carrying marijuana, mobiles phones and tobacco. Perhaps all that weight... >>

MIT researchers get drones to work as intelligent moving photography lights

MIT researchers get drones to work as intelligent moving photography lights

By 15 July 2014

Researchers at MIT have come up with a solution to rim lighting issues by putting the lights on drones. This means moving lights every time the subject changes position is far easier. Rim lighting is a technique that requires the subject to be lit from... >>

Mini flying robots are being built to replace bees in pollinating plants

Mini flying robots are being built to replace bees in pollinating plants

By 11 July 2014

Harvard has developed tiny drone-like robots that can fly and are meant to pollinate crops just as honeybees do. The UK isn't the only country facing a food security catastrophe due to falling numbers of honeybee colonies. The total number of managed... >>

These amazing aerial views from drone photo contest won National Geographic prizes

These amazing aerial views from drone photo contest won National Geographic prizes

By 11 July 2014

Did you know drone photography was a thing? Well, it is...and Dronestagram has announced the winners of its first drone photography contest, which was sponsored by National Geographic and Go Pro, among others. The 2014 Dronestagram Photo Contest received... >>

Hexo+ drone will follow you, filming with your GoPro, being less creepy than it sounds

Hexo+ drone will follow you, filming with your GoPro, being less creepy than it sounds

By 17 June 2014

A new Kickstarted drone is taking the interwebs by storm with nearly half a million dollars of funding in just a few days. Meet Hexo+, the drone that films you using your GoPro and follows you autonomously, anywhere. The goal of Squadrone System, who... >>

Is it a flying drone? Is it a 3D printer? It’s both!

Is it a flying drone? Is it a 3D printer? It’s both!

By 13 May 2014

Flying 3D printers. Yes they're now a thing that could soon be commonplace thanks to a prototype built by Imperial College London's aeronautic department. The drone is able to fly using its hexacopter body and print using a chemical mixture that hardens... >>