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Drone versus a flying boomerang in accidental mid-air collision

Drone versus a flying boomerang in accidental mid-air collision If you've ever seen Indigenous Australia's most-famed hunting weapon, the boomerang, you'll know it's a solid piece of wood that can really pack a punch if it manages to hit you.They're meant to be for knocking down mammals, after all.

From drone cake baking to rooftop jumping, check out the best drone shots of 2017

From drone cake baking to rooftop jumping, check out the best drone shots of 2017 A panel of judges selected the top views from the sky on March 18 and 19, creating an incredible, inspiring list of drone cinematography.” 32 films battled for the category titles and overall Best in Show award — here’s the footage that came out on top.

This drone is inspired by one of the most deadly hunters in the insect kingdom

This drone is inspired by one of the most deadly hunters in the insect kingdom “Dragonflies catch and eat everything from wasps and hornets to every other insect you can think of.” More: ‘Morphing wing’ drone capable of landing just like a bird Eschewing copter blades for flapping wings, the “Skeeter” drone is set to be publicly demoed in 2018.

Natilus’s flying machine is drone delivery on a massive scale

Natilus’s flying machine is drone delivery on a massive scale If speed is critical, cargo planes will do the work, transporting stuff in super-quick time but at a higher cost.To reduce the chances of falling foul of flight regulations, the drone would avoid flying over land and dock in sea ports for loading and unloading procedures.

The Gladius submersible drone lets you explore the ocean without getting wet

The Gladius submersible drone lets you explore the ocean without getting wet The Gladius is one of the latest drone cameras to offer high-quality pictures and video, and is so new it hasn’t even launched yet.The Gladius comes in three flavors — Standard, Advanced, and Pro.

Drones could use an invisible license plate to track unauthorized flights

Drones could use an invisible license plate to track unauthorized flights That number would identify the drone owner to law enforcement in the event of a complaint or flight through a restricted area.Areas with restricted drone flight, such as airports, could use radio equipment to read that number and report the ID number to the authorities.

GoPro’s Karma drone finally takes flight in the U.K. and other European countries

GoPro’s Karma drone finally takes flight in the U.K. and other European countries The California-based company confirmed this week that its foldable flying machine is now on sale across the pond in the U.Not good for the owner, not good for the Karma, and not good for anyone it happened to hit, though fortunately there were no reports of such calamitous incidents.

How do you make a portable, waterproof drone? Give it inflatable arms

How do you make a portable, waterproof drone? Give it inflatable arms As DJI and GoPro create portable drones with folding arms, French start-up Airvada has a different approach: inflatable arms.The Airvada Diadon is (most likely) the worlds first inflatable drone that deflates down and folds into less than eight inches of space.

U.K. drone owners are causing a multitude of complaints

U.K. drone owners are causing a multitude of complaints The last couple of years has seen drone ownership skyrocket around the world, with growing sales coming off the back of increased affordability.have clearly bought into the technology, though new figures suggest a marked increase in complaints about the way the remotely controlled flying machines are being used.

This delivery drone lands in the street before driving right to your doorstep

This delivery drone lands in the street before driving right to your doorstep Sure, drone delivery may one day take off in a big way, but until advances in technology satisfy those who set the rules for flight safety, that day is still a ways off.After all, we all remember what happened to poor ol’ hitchBot when he was out and about by himself.

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.

Canon’s first drone is here — and it’s flying with a rumored $40K price tag

Canon’s first drone is here — and it’s flying with a rumored $40K price tag The drone isn’t built by Canon — the company announced last September an investment in the Japanese industrial drone company Prodrone Co.that would allow the imaging company to supply their cameras and use their branding and distribution networks to sell the drone.

Yuneec’s budget Breeze drone gains live-streaming capability in latest update

Yuneec’s budget Breeze drone gains live-streaming capability in latest update In an app update announced on Facebook on April 10, the company added live-streaming capability to the Breeze Cam app that’s available for both iOS and Android.The app update allows Breeze users to stream in 720p HD resolution.

Yes, that’s a selfie drone flying around in your local Apple Store

Yes, that’s a selfie drone flying around in your local Apple Store If you visit an Apple Store from this week and hear a loud buzzing noise in the vicinity, don’t worry — it’s not a giant mosquito flying toward your head at speed.Instead, it’ll most likely be the Hover Camera Passport … in which case you might still want to watch your head.

Parrot bumps up its Bebop 2 drone with better accessories to fly it like a video game

Parrot bumps up its Bebop 2 drone with better accessories to fly it like a video game The Bebop 2 FPV is essentially the same drone, except for new accessories that help change how it feels to fly.We took the Bebop 2 FPV for more than a few piloting sessions to get a grip on how this bundle flies.

For $75,000, you can get the world’s first broadcast-quality 6K VR drone

For $75,000, you can get the world’s first broadcast-quality 6K VR drone Meet the Flying Eye from 360 Designs, heralded as the world’s first broadcast-quality 6K VR drone.Thanks to this high-tech system, live VR streams can be shared just about anywhere in the world via YouTube, Facebook, or VR headsets, and all in high quality.

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.

Score a professionally refurbished DJI Phantom drone for as little as $329

Score a professionally refurbished DJI Phantom drone for as little as $329 The Phantom 3 Standard is listed at $399 on the DJI website, but a $70 discount brings the refurbished model down to just $329.This is actually an even better deal than advertised, as other retailers are currently offering this Phantom drone for around $475 new.