Drones

No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — On a recent afternoon, an aerospace engineer working for a small Silicon Valley company called Kitty Hawk piloted a flying car above a scenic lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco.<p>Kitty Hawk’s flying car, if you insisted on calling it a “car,” looked like something Luke …

Silicon Valley

Fallon brands Corbyn 'security risk' on Trident and drone strikes

Defence secretary attacks Labour leader for refusing to back nuclear deterrent or state if he would order drone strikes against terrorists<p>• General election 2017 – live updates<p>The defence secretary, Michael Fallon, has portrayed Jeremy Corbyn as a security risk after the Labour leader went against …

World Politics

A group of 4 drones grounded 60 flights in a day, leaving 10,000 passengers stranded

An illegal flying stunt of a group of four drones caused more than 60 flights to get disrupted on Friday — the third such incident in a week.<p>More than 10,000 passengers were left stranded, as a result.<p>According to a report by <i>China News Service</i>, Chengdu's Shuangliu International Airport received …

Aviation

Watch a Rare Drone Video of a Blue Whale Feeding

Blue whales are picky eaters. It’s not because they’re finicky about flavors; it's the meal's size that matters. The ocean giants eschew small, …

Marine Biology

DJI Ronin 2 takes the camera gimbal to a new level

The original DJI Ronin was a bit of a game changer in the filmmaking scene, offering Steadicam-like camera stabilization without a six-figure price …

DSLR Cameras

Flying cars: A 1950s dream takes to the skies without the rules to stay airborne

AeroMobil released its flying car for consumer orders. As expected, the price tag will be hefty and you'll have to wait for a while before it comes home with you.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — So here's just how fast technology is accelerating. We haven't even nailed down self-driving cars yet, and now the buzz …

Transportation

How to turn your Mavic Pro into a handheld gimbal camera

As far as wacky ideas go, this one actually seems pretty useful. Using a drone with a gimbal stabilised camera as a handheld rig isn’t a big secret. …

Videography

Incase Drone Pro Pack

Take your drone where no man has gone before with the Incase Drone Pro Pack. Specializing in photographic protection, the Incase team have gone above …

The Spider And The Fly Math Problem

The spider and the fly math problem can be solved using geometry and Pythagorean's theorem. Here is the problem: There is a room measuring 12x12x30 …

Mathematics

Scottish paraglider pilot dies after New Zealand crash

<b>A Scottish paraglider pilot has died after crashing in New Zealand.</b><p>Ben Letham, 26, was on a solo flight near Queenstown on the South Island when he crashed on Saturday.<p>The professional pilot, who was originally from Lochgilphead in Argyll, came down in the grounds of a primary school.<p>Witnesses …

Sport (UK)

Sarcos Unveils Revolutionary Robotic Mobile IoT Platform for Global Industrial and Public Safety Markets

SALT LAKE CITY & BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>Sarcos® Robotics, a leader in dexterous, tele-operated robots designed for use in unpredictable …

Internet of Things

9 incredible ways we're using drones for social good

When it comes to alleviating some of the world's most pressing problems, perhaps we should look to the skies.<p>The word "drone" might inspire images of counterterrorism strikes and the future of package delivery. But quadcopters and other autonomous flying vehicles are revolutionizing the ways we …

Ecosystems

These Drone Photos Will Change The Way You See The World

Drones can offer a different perspective of our planet. With no horizon, the traditional rules of composition are changed and looking straight down …

Photography

Watch a DJI Inspire Drone Get Swatted Out of the Sky During the Filming of This Action-Packed Video

It’s hard to say how one might react if it were their pricey DJI Inspire drone that was taken out of the sky by an adrenaline-fueled youngster on a …

Videography

The first flying car just hit the market, and the future is finally here

While <i>Back To The Future Part II</i> misled us about real hover boards being everywhere by 2015, we still are holding out hope for a future where flying …

Transportation

Flying Cars Take Off And Are Set For Sale For Up To $1.6 Million

They can roll on the road or unfurl their wings like an insect and fly. Their price tags range from $399,000 to $1.6 million. The only hindrance to buying a flying car is that you’ll need to show both your driver’s license – and your pilot’s license.Two very different models created by Dutch and …

Transportation

Electric Flying Taxi Has First Successful Test Flights

Germany-based Lilium has released a video showing what it says is the first successful series of test flights of the Eagle, its prototype of a tiny, …

Aerospace

Massive Huka Falls

Continued P4 Pro + Problems<p>I sent my list of complaints to DJI and they still haven’t responded. So, I’ll repost them here publicly… I’m still …

Photography

Military seeks Amazon-style delivery drones to resupply troops on the front line

Soldiers fighting at the front line could be resupplied by Amazon-style delivery drones under new schemes being considered by the Ministry of Defence.<p>The MOD is offering defence firms and inventors millions of pounds in a competition for ideas of how to use the growing field of unmanned vehicle …

War

U.S. Navy Further Limits T-45 Flying To 5,000 ft.

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U.S. Navy

Blake Griffin's Short-Lived Jordan Super.Fly 6 Debut

Blake Griffin debuts two colorways of the Jordan Super.Fly 6 before season-ending injury.

NBA

This week’s top stories: Tesla saves lives, Tesla Semi in the spotlight, electric VTOL aircraft, & more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> our top story this week was our look into a spectacular accident in a Tesla Model S where the owner credited the vehicle for saving his life and his passenger. We also look into some analysis of Tesla Semi ahead of the unveiling, a new electric VTOL aircraft, and much …

Tesla

NYRA Launches Long-Distance Turf Bonus Program

The New York Racing Association has announced a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park spring/summer meet.

Horse Racing (U.S.)

SwellPro’s Waterproof Drones Don’t Just Fly, They Float to Film Underwater

SwellPro’s waterproof “splash drones” were designed primarily for fishermen, but ambitious filmmakers and at least a few clumsy photographers could …

Photography

3 drone deals you won't want to miss

With prices ranging from $31 to $349, there's a flier here for every kind of, well, flier. Plus: a sweet deal on an ultrawide monitor.<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

PHOENIX (AP) — The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission.<p>The Grand Canyon is the only national park with its own fleet of unmanned …

National Parks

Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport

German company Lilium beats Google and Uber to successfully test a VTOL jet that could be used as a city taxi<p>The once fanciful concept of flying cars appears to be a step closer to reality, after a German company completed successful test flights of a “flying taxi”.<p>Munich-based Lilium, backed by …

Aerospace

Marines can grab drones right out of the sky with this innovative 'Skyhook'

Marines can grab drones right out of the sky with this innovative "Skyhook" drone retrieval system. Marines launch and retrieve an RQ-21A Blackjack from the flight deck of the USS San Diego. The drone is used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.<p>The drone's wing is caught by …

Military

How to fly drones for journalism in the U.S.

About six months ago, we bought a drone to help us cover stories at the Yakima Herald-Republic, a daily newspaper in Yakima, Washington. We’d seen …

Airspace

Meet the Most Advanced Drone for VR Video Yet

The Flying Eye, an expensive $75,000 drone, is the first of its kind to shoot 360-degree video in 6K and live stream broadcast-quality video from a …

The Future