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These palm-sized drones can unfold and deploy in half a second

Dude, is that a drone in your pocket?

Disaster relief efforts are among the top use cases that drone advocates have been petitioning in recent years, and rightfully so. 453 more words

Makers Movement

Day 4 Friday 05/22/15: Bhaktapur & Changunarayan

This morning Shekhar Dongol brought us to Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Translation: Place of Devotees). This ancient Newar city is about 8 miles from the city of Kathmandu – full of traditional art, architecture, pottery, epic temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, and festivals. 359 more words

Pocket Drone!

Two Swiss engineers have manufactured this new Quad, designed to live in your pocket and be used in seconds. Robotics researchers Stefano Mintchev and Dario Floreano… 77 more words


Dronetown, USA: how a rural region known for windsurfing and pear-farming became a hotbed of the unmanned aerial industry

The past decade has been economically tumultuous for most of the US. But some areas of the country have managed to thrive. Take the oil patch, for instance.  1,273 more words

Truly autonomous drones are coming, and they may soon deliver packages to your door

There are drones that can follow their owners around, or hover on paths plotted out by a human, but for the most part, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) still tend to require someone, somewhere to fly them. 445 more words

Lily Camera is the first autonomous, throw-and-shoot camera

Sorry selfie sticks, you’ve got nothing on this drone.

Tired of taking selfies with your smartphone or recording memorable occasions with a handheld video camera? As the quest for using quadcopters to capture beautiful bird’s-eye view shots continues, one Menlo Park-based startup has debuted a rather impressive throw-and-shoot drone that flies itself — no remote controls! 529 more words

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Take cover -- Putin, Obama, Merkel, or Xi Jinping!

Keith Hudson

Historically, assassinations of leaders are common enough, whether the recipients were benign or oppressive individuals.  Several attempts were made on Queen Victoria’s life, particularly when she went for her regular morning spin . 711 more words