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Virginia Tech Helps Malawi Drone Corridor Take Flight

The university's Unmanned Systems Lab helped Malawians build a UAV that successfully delivered a simulated package of med supplies.<p>Virginia Tech / …

Drones

Israel Is Building Its Own Global Hawk Drone

Israel is building a giant drone comparable to America's RQ-4 Global Hawk, according to Israeli media.<p>The drone will be an upgrade of Israel's Eitan …

Aerospace

Military grade, untraceable killer drones that fire small guided missiles now available

The drone can fly at an altitude of 1,000 feet and carry precision-guided munitions.<p>Velvet Wasp, a drone made by UK-based defence contractor Steel …

Drones

Hundreds of drones will fly like birds above Miami Beach at Art Basel

Earlier in 2017, Lady Gaga’s drone-backed Super Bowl halftime show left audiences in awe, many of them marveling at the state of the technology and …

Drones

Drone survey reveals ancient temple at Israeli military grounds

When drones buzzed at the heart of a Lachish region military training area this Sukkot, they come up with an unusual find. The camera-equipped …

Archaeology

Amazon is working on a self-dismantling drone to keep you safe

As companies and governments around the world test drone deliveries, turning the slightly unnerving prospect of heavily-loaded unmanned machines flying over your head into an approaching reality, Amazon is preparing for the worst.<p>On Tuesday (Nov. 28), the US Patent and Trademark Office granted …

Drones

Popular Drone Maker DJI May Be Sending Customer Videos To The Chinese Government

A US Government memo claims that the drone manufacturer is supplying the Chinese government with information then used for espionage and commercial purposes.<p>DJI, one of the leading manufacturers of consumer and commercial drones sold in the United States, has been accused by US officials of …

Drones

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens combine to build hybrid-electric demonstrator aircraft

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens are teaming up to move electric aircraft from the small and experimental to the large and practical. At the Royal …

Aerospace

Electric planes could be closer to reality than you think

• <b>Most electric airplane projects are currently focusing on small aircraft, with room for one or two passengers.</b>• <b><br>Earlier this year, startup Wright Electric said it was developing an e-plane that would be capable of seating 150 and flying up to 300 miles</b><p>With so much talk of electric cars, it’s easy to …

Aerospace

Drones Spray Tree Seeds From the Sky to Fight Deforestation

These innovators are combating climate change and restoring forests with the latest technology.<p>Every year, about 15 billion trees are cut down to make way for agriculture, mining, logging, and urban sprawl. Such mass deforestation has accelerated global warming and imperiled the survival of …

Ecology

VTOL drone for long range mapping and surveying

<b>Professional entry bundle for hands-on surveyors</b><p><b>Sophisticated bundle for 3D reconstruction specialists</b><p><b>Best quality bundle for the high-res</b> …

Cameras

Facebook’s giant solar drone Aquila is going on display for the first time in London at a new V&A exhibition

Londoners will be able to get a real life glimpse of one of Facebook’s most ambitious projects to date - a giant solar-powered drone - as it goes on …

Drones

China's unmanned helicopters pass high-plateau testing

Three unmanned helicopters made test flights recently on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, authorities said Thursday.

China

Drones are Helping Python Hunters Find Dangerous Snakes in the Everglades

A drone start-up from Miami has partnered with local Burmese python hunters in the Everglades to use thermal-imaging drones to curb the snake …

Drones

Quantum-Systems Tron - Heavy payload UAV for professionals

<b>Tron</b><p>The world’s most efficient electric vertical take-off and landing UAV for professional use.<p>Max Speed in km/h<p>Payload in gram<p>max flight time in …

TRON

‘AquaMAV’: A Flying Drone That Dives Into The Sea, Collect Water Samples, Then Restarts Like A Flying Fish

Scientists developed a water-sampling flying drone called the Aquatic Micro Air Vehicle or AquaMAV. This flying drone dives into the sea and collects …

Fish

FAA Approves Drone As 'Cell Phone Tower In The Sky' For Puerto Rico

The FAA announced it has approved a drone that can function as a flying cell phone tower to help restore cellular service in Puerto Rico.<p>The aircraft is called the Flying COW, for Cell on Wings. Developed by AT&T, it flies up to 200 feet above the ground, and can provide voice, data and Internet …

Drones

NASA Heads to the Arctic To Design Drones That Can Fly on Mars

The Red Planet's thin atmosphere will make drone flight a unique challenge.<p>Several private organizations and non-profits have announced a partnership with NASA towards the research and development of drones on Mars. Now, their headed to the Arctic to explore the unique engineering challenge of …

Planets

Check out the futuristic YF-23 stealth prototype and more

Western Museum of Flight<p>YF-23<p>Models and more<p>Hornet model<p>Bede<p>Tiny plane, tiny cockpit<p>Saber<p>6 gun<p>Open wide<p>Climb in<p>Cannons<p>Supersonic<p>Cockpit<p>Analog<p>It's only a model<p>Turbofan<p>Slightly older<p>Jump Jet<p>T.4<p>In-flight<p>Pegasus<p>Hover mode: engaged<p>Texans<p>Choppers<p>4-seat<p>YF-17 Cobra<p>17-to-18<p>Proto-Hornet<p>Skyhawk<p>Big cat<p>Top …

Lifesaver drones will soon be auto-detecting sharks and shouting at swimmers from above

Drone technology seems to be exploding in two different directions: camera drones for aerial videography, and drones with AI deep learning …

Drones

The Best Drones Under $100

After spending 25 hours researching drones priced under $100 and flying nine top-rated models through obstacle courses inside a warehouse and in a …

Drones

This Drone Can Fly, Swim, and Explode….. Wait, What?

You’ve probably heard of micro-drones, perhaps even nano-drones, but there research institutions that shrink these machines down to the size of …

Drones

Vanilla VA001 sets new drone endurance record after five days aloft

Last January, Vanilla Aircraft's VA001 set the world record for the longest unmanned internal combustion powered flight in history. Now the 36-ft …

These ocean drones are trawling for climate change data

A fleet of unmanned boats is traveling from the Arctic to the equator, gathering vital data on climate change.<p>The autonomous vessels -- called "Saildrones" -- resemble bright red surfboards. Each is fitted with a 20-foot-high carbon fiber sail, and 16 sensors that test variables including carbon …

Drones

Up, up and away: Britain's 21st Century airship company prepares to launch a new form of tourism

The bygone age of graceful travel in huge airships is a step closer to returning, with British aerospace company Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) paving the way to the giants of the sky once again taking flight.<p>The company which is developing a 21st Century airship has agreed a deal with travel company …

Aerospace

This may be the best way to become a drone pilot, if you can afford it

Flying drones is not for wimps.<p>I’m not talking about the toy drones that float around your house, bouncing harmlessly off walls, people, and …

Drones

Harvard's new RoboBee can fly in and out of water

Apparently, we haven't seen RoboBee's final form yet. Harvard researchers introduced the robot back in 2013 and developed a version that uses static to stick to walls in 2016. Now, the scientists have created an upgraded robotic bee that can fly, dive into water and hop right back up into the air. …

Robotics

DJI shows off its take on a simple ‘license plate’ reader for drones

The technology would allow law enforcement to easily identify and track drones<p>Over the last few years, the number of small drones flying over the United States has grown rapidly. Millions of units were purchased by consumers, small business owners, and big corporations. That’s raised concern in the …

Drones

Trump Administration Expands Drone Use to Beyond Visual Line of Sight

The White House says it's expanding drone testing to include beyond visual line-of-sight, nighttime, and above-crowd usage.<p>Pool/Getty Images<p>Marco …

Drones