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Scientists Made A Drone To Capture Whale Snot

Right now, whales are facing myriad threats, from pollution and getting tangled in fishing gear, to warming and acidifying oceans. To understand how those threats are affecting whales, scientists need data. And to get that data, they’ve come up with a drone that can capture whale snot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Whales, Save The Whales


Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020 feels like it’s lasted a few decades at this point. A worldwide pandemic will do that. Here’s to hoping that on April Fool’s Day, we’ll all wake up to find this has just been an elaborate, communal dream sequence put in motion by…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Voting, Air Pollution, Drones, Alaska, Dinosaurs, Sci Fi, Westworld, New Mexico, Best of the week, Raptor, Pandemic, Hippos, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus


Thrown Rocks Are No Threat to These Drones That Have Mastered Dodgeball

The days of knocking an annoying drone out of the air with a precisely thrown rock might soon be over. Researchers at the University of Zurich have upgraded a drone with a special camera that can quickly spot approaching obstacles, allowing the craft to avoid them with reaction times as fast as 3.5 milliseconds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Cameras, Drones, Dodgeball, University of Zurich


This Egg Is Actually One of the Most Powerful Drones You Can Buy for Less Than $1,200

You don’t have the chance to review an egg-shaped drone every day. The PowerVision PowerEgg X is exactly that: a powerful quadcopter that resembles an ostrich egg when folded. Although at first, I suffered the natural consequences associated with roughly underdeveloped software, things have changed quite a bit. With…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Drones, PowerVision, PowerEgg X


Drones Capture Video of Nearly Empty American Cities in Lockdown

At least 80 million Americans are in some form of lockdown as many cities and states urge people to stay home during the covid-19 pandemic. As people stay inside, cities that are usually bustling with activity have begun to look deserted. Drone operators have captured these scenes of empty parks, vacant stadiums, and…Read more...
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, California, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Drones, Michigan, Drone Video, Lockdown, Coronavirus, Covid 19


China Using Drones in Increasingly Dystopian Ways to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

Authorities in China have deployed drones to combat the spread of coronavirus in a variety of ways since the outbreak began, including disinfectant drones and drones that fly around with a loudspeaker to tell people they should keep their masks on. But there’s another way that police in China have started to use…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Drones, Robots, Jetsons, Outbreaks, Children of Men, Tiktok, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Colorado Mystery Drone Investigation Finds Nothing Weird, Despite Best Efforts of 'Team Alpha WarHawk'

Accounts of mysterious drones flying over rural Colorado that drew national attention after they were published by the Denver Post in December 2019 are probably hot bullshit, Motherboard reported on Wednesday, with a joint task force failing to find evidence anything suspicious was happening and local officials joking…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Colorado, Law Enforcement, Drones, Aviation, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Denver Post, Colorado Mystery Drones, Mass Hysteria


Colorado Mystery Drone Investigation Finds Nothing Weird, Despite Best Efforts of 'Alpha Team WarHawk'

Accounts of mysterious drones flying over rural Colorado that drew national attention after they were published by the Denver Post in December 2019 are probably hot bullshit, Motherboard reported on Wednesday, with a joint task force failing to find evidence anything suspicious was happening and local officials joking…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Colorado, Law Enforcement, Drones, Aviation, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Denver Post, Colorado Mystery Drones, Mass Hysteria


Interior Department Bans Chinese Drones But Has Nothing to Replace Them

The U.S. Department of the Interior is formally banning its staff from using Chinese-made drones today, a move that comes after it grounded roughly 800 drones in its fleet last October, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. All of the Interior Department’s drones are made in China or are produced…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Surveillance, Drones, Dji, Interior Department, Donald Trump, New Cold War, U S Department of the Interior, President Trump


Engineer Builds a Fully Functional Flying Drone Using Almost Nothing But Legos

Some of the most impressive custom Lego creations are models that actually do something, like AI-powered brick sorters, a life-size drivable go-kart, and even a machine that can solve Rubik’s Cubes. But over on YouTube’s Brick Experiment Channel they’ve created what could be the first flying drone made almost entirely…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Lego, Drones, Quadcopters, Brick Experiment Channel, YouTube 's Brick Experiment Channel


What the Heck Is Going on With GoPro's Grounded Karma Drones? [Updated]

The new year appears to be off to a bumpy start for some owners of GoPro Karma drones amid user reports that they’re unable to fly their devices due to an issue with compass calibration.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Go Pro


What the Heck Is Going on With GoPro's Grounded Karma Drones?

The new year appears to be off to a bumpy start for some owners of GoPro Karma drones amid user reports that they’re unable to fly their devices due to an issue with compass calibration.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Go Pro


The Baffling Case of Colorado's Mystery Drones

Local authorities are dumbfounded by a flock of drones that recently began performing nighttime flights over northeast Colorado with no apparent purpose or operators (at least, none they’ve been able to identify so far).  Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Colorado, Drones, Airplanes, Aviation, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Theyre Coming


The FAA Wants to Follow Your Drones Like You Use Them to Follow Me

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed new rules for unmanned aerial vehicles that would require virtually every drone in the country to broadcast its location when flying, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The proposal would create a de facto nationwide drone tracking network that offers the faint, misleading…Read more...
Tags: Science, Airports, Bloomberg, Drones, Airplanes, Aviation, Faa, Uav, Federal Aviation Administration, Techniology


Gadget Hacker Solves the Biggest Problem With Robovacs by Making One That Flies

Even the most expensive robot vacuums—like those capable of emptying themselves so they can run autonomously for weeks—lack the ability to climb up and down stairs in order to clean multiple floors of a house. YouTuber Peter Sripol came up with a solution to that problem, but it’s a hack you probably won’t see as an…Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Gadgets, Science, Drones, Hacks, Robots, Vacuums, Peter Sripol, Robovacs


The DJI Mavic Mini Blew Me Away

The tiniest drones are the worst ones, I always thought. It was nearly 10 years ago that I tried to fly my first quadcopter: the Estes Proto X (no relation). The thing was so light and unstable that, as soon as it was airborne, it caught a gust of wind and flew directly into my eye. So when I got the new Mavic Mini,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Dji, Mavic, Mavic Pro, Mavic Mini, Dji Mavic Mini Review, Mavic Mini Review, Folding Drones


Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes

Aerial imagery is a common asset in military matters, but 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without specialized equipment. This new photogrammetry technique from the Army Corps of Engineers, however, can make accurate 3D maps from ordinary aerial footage in just minutes. Photogrammetry is the process of comparing multiple photos of the same location or item to produce a 3D map of it. It’s a well-known method but in some cases is still reliable on human intelligence to determine...
Tags: TC, Science, Kentucky, Government, Virginia, Iraq, Tech, Military, Drones, Army, Aerospace, Fort Campbell, Army Corps Of Engineers, 101st Airborne, Massaro, Photogrammetry


Another Day, Another Wildfire

In a season of flames and blackouts across California, yet another intense wildfire has broken out outside Los Angeles. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Drones, Wildfires, Los Angeles Read, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Maria Fire


Interior Department Grounds Drone Fleet Over Fears of Chinese Spying

The United States Interior Department is grounding its fleet of more than 800 drones over concerns that the Chinese is using the devices to spy or facilitate cyberattacks, according to the Wall Street Journal.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Spying, Drones, Uavs, Interior Department Grounds Drone Fleet, United States Interior Department


DJI's Mavic Mini Wants to Be the Drone for Everyone

DJI just announced the latest member of its Mavic line, and it is tiny. The foldable Mavic Mini is roughly the size of three smartphones stacked on top of each other and weighs just 249 grams. That’s just light enough to mean you don’t have to register a Mavic Mini with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Those…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Dji, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Mavic, Mavic Mini


Uber's New Delivery Drone Has a Battery Life of Just 8 Minutes and Absolutely Reeks of Vaporware

Uber has announced it’s developing a new drone it hopes to use for Uber Eats deliveries one day. But there appears to be one small problem: The drone’s battery life is reportedly just eight minutes, including loading and unloading of packages. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Cars, Drones, Deliveries, Uber Eats, Drone Delivery, Wing, Vaporware, Project Wing, Dara Khosrowshahi, Our Garbage Future, Uber Elevate


Uber's New Delivery Drone Absolutely Reeks of Vaporware [Updated]

Uber has announced it’s developing a new drone it hopes to use for Uber Eats deliveries one day. Eric Allison, the head of Uber Elevate, talked about the new drone in Detroit yesterday at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. And while the mock-up design looks pretty cool, with rotating wings and six rotors, the details…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Cars, Drones, Deliveries, Detroit, Uber Eats, Drone Delivery, Wing, Vaporware, Project Wing, Eric Allison, Dara Khosrowshahi, Our Garbage Future, Uber Elevate


Raytheon Delivers First Anti-Drone Laser Weapon to U.S. Air Force

Raytheon has announced that it delivered the first publicly acknowledged anti-drone laser weapon to the U.S. Air Force earlier this month. The military contractor said the Air Force will deploy the weapon in a year-long experiment overseas in order to train people how to use it and test its effectiveness out in the…Read more...
Tags: Isis, Science, Military, Drones, Lasers, Weapons, Air Force, US Air Force, U S Air Force, Raytheon


Researchers Taught Autonomous Camera Drones to Film Like a Hollywood Director

Skydio was one of the first companies to create a flying drone that can autonomously track, follow, and frame the action, but it was more concerned about not crashing than aesthetics. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are taking the idea one step further by teaching camera drones how to not only fly safely but…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Autonomous, Drones, Quadcopters, Carnegie Mellon University


'Apocalypse in The Making': Authorities to Use Drones and Snipers to Kill Infected North Korean Pigs

South Korea plans to slaughter invading diseased pigs on Tuesday using troops of swine assassins and thermal-imaging drones. Read more...
Tags: South Korea, Science, North Korea, Drones, Pigs, Swine Flu, Swine, Boars


Iran Releases Two Travel Bloggers Jailed For Flying Drone Without Permission

Two Australian travel bloggers who were jailed in Iran this summer for flying a drone without a license have been released and are reportedly back in Australia. The Australian government isn’t saying whether the two were swapped for an Iranian prisoner in Australia, but the timing of their release would suggest that’s…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Australia, Iran, Drones, Travel Bloggers, Reza Dehbashi Kivi, Jolie King, Mark Firkin


Confronted by Drones, Monkeys Warn Comrades of Incoming 'Eagle'

Researchers in Senegal recently flew drones in the vicinity of green monkeys to see how the primates might respond. Incredibly, the monkeys produced an instinctual alarm call consistent with an eagle sighting. Kinda makes sense—except for the fact that green monkeys aren’t threatened by eagles.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senegal, Monkeys, Drones, Ecology, Animal Behavior, Primates, Primate Intelligence, Drones Monkeys Warn Comrades of Incoming Eagle


It's About to Get Much More Difficult to Fly DJI Drones Into Planes

Last year, when a Robinson R22 crashed outside of Charleston, South Carolina, the student pilot and instructor in the helicopter said they lost control of the aircraft as they tried to avoid a DJI Phantom quadcopter. The incident could have been one of the first drone-caused aircraft crashes in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Science, Flying, Drones, Airplanes, Uavs, Robinson, Charleston South Carolina


This clever transforming robot flies and rolls on its rotating arms

There’s great potential in using both drones and ground-based robots for situations like disaster response, but generally these platforms either fly or creep along the ground. Not the “Flying STAR,” which does both quite well, and through a mechanism so clever and simple you’ll wish you’d thought of it. Conceived by researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, the “flying sprawl-tuned autonomous robot” is based on the elementary observation that both rotors and wheels spin. So why shouldn’t a...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Drones, Uavs, Robotics


CIA's Solution to Killing Too Many Civilians: Knife Bomb

The CIA and the U.S. military have been using a new type of missile during some drone strikes in recent years, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. What makes this new missile unique? It doesn’t explode and instead deploys sharp blades, hitting targets “like a speeding anvil” from the sky.Read more...
Tags: Science, Iraq, Syria, Drones, US military, Missiles, Libya, Al Qaeda, Cia, Somalia, Weapons, Yemen, Civilian Deaths, Jamal al Badawi, R9x, Hellfire R9x



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