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Drone footage gives you a breathtaking glimpse of Apple campus

Drone footage gives you a breathtaking glimpse of Apple campus Thanks to drones, we now have footage of a nearly completed Apple Park — Apple's brand new 175-acre campus in Silicon Valley, envisioned by the company's late co-founder, Steve Jobs.Back in February it was announced that the campus would be opening to employees some time in April, but as we wait for the big day to arrive, this stunning footage offers an updated look at the massive, spaceship-like structure and construction process.

Swiss hospitals are using drones to shuttle around medical samples

Swiss hospitals are using drones to shuttle around medical samples We’re still a way off from the kind of Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service Jeff Bezos dreams about.That’s because Swiss Post has joined forces with drone logistics company Matternet to move lab samples between two hospitals in the city of Lugano, in southern Switzerland.

From the sky to your door, Amazon’s drones are coming – here’s what you should know

From the sky to your door, Amazon’s drones are coming – here’s what you should know Right now, this super-fast shipping service depends on delivery trucks, and only works if you live fairly close to one of Amazon’s warehouses.More: The best drone you can buy That’s where Amazon’s efforts to introduce drone delivery come in.

Drone footage of an active volcano in Italy looks straight out of Mordor

Drone footage of an active volcano in Italy looks straight out of Mordor Renewed eruption activity in late March sent rivers of fiery red rock spewing down the Sicilian volcano.Cory Turner, a U.

This giant Verizon drone is designed to give you internet service after disasters

This giant Verizon drone is designed to give you internet service after disasters When you're struggling to find a 4G LTE connection after a nasty storm in the future, you might be able to depend on some extra air support for coverage — at least if you're on Verizon's network.The carrier announced it recently tested a drone-based "flying cell-site" system for expanded air network coverage in emergency situations when power grids are knocked out.

Police drones will hover over this year's Boston Marathon

Police drones will hover over this year's Boston Marathon Two drones will buzz above a sea of 30,000 runners at this year's Boston Marathon.They'll hover more than a football field's distance above the starting line during the race, which takes place on April 17, and transmit surveillance video to different public safety stations.

Engineering students make kids' dream Lego creations come true

Engineering students make kids' dream Lego creations come true If you could build anything, what would you make?For a bunch of kids gathered by Lego, that dream object was a cloud capable of following them and raining candy down wherever they went (of course).

Best drone picks for every budget

Best drone picks for every budget We’ve picked out what we think are some of the best options for a variety of budgets and applications.Next to DJI, Parrot is one of the most well-known makers of drones, having jump-started the toy drone market with the Parrot AR.

Another day, another flying camera for nsumers

Another day, another flying camera for nsumers This allows users to connect their camera to an Apple device to more easily download your photos and videos content for sharing and editing purposes.The Passport also features a brand new user interface, which also carries over to the companion  Hover Camera mobile app.

Apple could soon make selfies way more noisy

Apple could soon make selfies way more noisy Why would this method of self-documentation be more irksome than oblivious tourists flailing about with selfie sticks?It can lock on a specific person's face and follow that individual for up to 10 minutes.

Rogue drones targeted by new ‘specialist squad’ in the U.K.

Rogue drones targeted by new ‘specialist squad’ in the U.K. The issue is a growing headache not only for the U.authorities, but for officials everywhere who’re trying to keep drugs and other contraband outside of secure facilities.

Drones are smuggling so much contraband into prisons that the UK created a 'squad'

Drones are smuggling so much contraband into prisons that the UK created a 'squad' To keep contraband out of prisons, the United Kingdom wants drones out of the sky.The nation announced a new "squad" on Monday that will trace captured drones back to their owners – something like a group of detectives.

What happens when a drone is hit by lightning? It’s not pretty

What happens when a drone is hit by lightning? It’s not pretty What happens when you cross a drone with a lightning bolt?Richard Gardner set up the lab to create a lightning strike rated at more than 1 million volts of electricity.

Marines are trying out a throwaway delivery drone

Marines are trying out a throwaway delivery drone Dropped from a height dozens of miles away, the drones would use basic GPS to float to within an easily walkable distance of wherever they are needed.First, the drones would theoretically be cheap — around $1,500-$3,000.

This magician can effortlessly control 8 drones at once — or can he?

This magician can effortlessly control 8 drones at once — or can he? It's the question tech-magician Marco Tempest asks and answers in his mesmerizing mini-drone swarm video.This is Tempest's second foray into drone control and easily his most effective.

Stunning drone footage captures rare video of blue whales feeding

Stunning drone footage captures rare video of blue whales feeding just ask researchers at Oregon State University.A group of scientists at the university recently captured rare footage of blue whales feeding in the Southern Ocean off New Zealand via drone.

Researchers fly camera drones over erupting volcanoes with spectacular results

Researchers fly camera drones over erupting volcanoes with spectacular results They’ve been using several bespoke fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help them learn more about how and why volcanos erupt.Most spectacular, however, is the footage (above) captured by the drone’s camera as it soars high above the volcano and flies directly through the mass of material ejected into the sky above.

9 incredible ways we're using drones for social good

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.The word "drone" might inspire images of counterterrorism strikes and the future of package delivery.

DroneAid: How drones are used in relief efforts

DroneAid: How drones are used in relief efforts More recently, drones were used to record and document the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake.Better than just being eyes in the sky, the aim is now to use drones as actual relief devices.

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

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.More than 10,000 passengers were left stranded, as a result.