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AI-powered autonomous drone could bring new capabilities to agriculture, logistics, more

The nano drone can move without human assistance and is considered the first of its kind.<p>Scientists have created the first nano drone capable of …

The Dyson of Drones

The Bladeless Drone is aptly named for its brilliant design that ditches dangerous blades for air ducts. The resulting unit is not only safer but so …

Tilt-rotor hexacopter puts a new twist on drone orientation

Multicopter drones are breaking through the final restriction on their movement in the air: they no longer need to hover parallel with the ground. …

Future of farming: smart autonomous drones with eyes on the field

Farmers have another tool to help them in the field.<p>With smartphones in hand, tech-savvy farmers are able to fly heavy duty drones out to do …

An insect-inspired design lets you smash your drone against a wall and fly away

One of the main problems with consumer drones right now is that they’re not exactly resilient. If you crash one (which is really quite easy to do), it’s likely that parts will splinter off in all directions, putting passers-by, and probably yourself, in danger. Many of the more popular drones on …

Japanese scientists build tiny drone that pollinates like a bee

As concern over dwindling bee populations mounts, a team of chemists at a Japanese institution came up with a robotic solution. They designed …

Ecology

Not All Quadcopters Need Rotors; This One Flies With Magnets

There’s been an incredible proliferation of drones and quadcopters that aim to take over the skies, but all of them have use blades or balloons in …

Amazon’s latest drone patent features foldable wings for flippable flight

Amazon has sought patents for hitchhiking drones, mini-drones that can sit on shoulders, drones that assemble themselves like Lego toys – and now …

Drone-vertible!

Linnaeus is a drone. A drone that’s designed to monitor large open green spaces to make sure that plants are healthy and well irrigated, but this …

Drones

How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is really cheap, really easy to use and delivers a ton of content to any TV. That's why it's so popular. But it's also a small …

Network Analyses in Systems Biology: New Strategies for Dealing with Biological Complexity - Philsci-Archive

Green, Sara and Serban, Maria and Scholl, Raphael and Jones, Nicholaos and Brigandt, Ingo and Bechtel, William (2016) <i>Network Analyses in Systems</i> …

Biology

MIT System Simplifies DIY Drone Building

A new program allows users to design, simulate, and build their own custom UAV.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

DJI says it’s starting to ship its folding drone

Looks like DJI may beat GoPro’s ship date yet. After nearly a week of delay due to unspecified manufacturing reasons, the company’s eagerly anticipated folding photography drone looks to finally be heading out to early purchasers.<p>Three days after chalking the MIA Mavic Pro’s delay up to “amazingly …

Drones

Fly my pretties: Amazon patents personal mini drones to locate lost cars or kids

Imagine you're trying to find your car in a crowded parking lot. Rather than let frustration take hold, you simply say "locate car" and a tiny drone …

Tech Inspired By Nikola Tesla Charges Drones In Mid-Air

Imagine flying robots that never had to land, ever<p>Everything that flies must eventually land. Unless, say, it’s an all-electric drone that can recharge while in flight. Researchers at Imperial College London have demonstrated a way to transfer electricity wireless to a flying drone. Even better: …

Drones

Best Smallest Nano Quadcopter Drones

Drone Features<p>Accessories In Box:<p>1 x Cheerson CX-10C Mini RC Quadcopter With camera 1 x 2.4G transmitter 1 x 3.7V 120mah Battery 1 x USB charging …

How Drone Usage Will Revolutionize America's Infrastructure

Image source: Getty Images.<p>While commercial drones have been flying since the early 1980s, their importance to commerce is just starting to take off. According to a recent report(link opens PDF) by business consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the potential commercial applications for drones …

This Drone Could Fly Forever With Wireless Power

It's only a very early prototype, but the tech is still impressive.<p>Quadcopter drones are great for all kind of things from filming to delivering (small) packages, but every drone is limited by its battery life. There are all kinds of potential solutions to this problem from fuel cell-powered drones …