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Monster Machines: This Dunkable Drone Will Suck Up Whale Snot For Science

Collecting biological samples from a whale is about as difficult as it sounds. The animals are easily stressed by the rumblings of large research vessels or manned helicopters and quick to run. Instead, a team of researchers has developed a novel quadcopter solution that collects a different sort of secretion than blood: expelled mucus.


China's Newest Knockoff Predator Drone Takes To The Skies

China’s getting into the UAV game in a big way. Well, really, the only way it knows how: by closely mimicking the existing technology of a foreign power and slapping a new name on it. Say hello to the MQ-1 Preda — I mean, Cai Hong-4 “Rainbow”.


If Anyone Can Get Delivery Drones Legalised, It's Google

The commercial drone industry has a new best friend, and that friend is powerful and loaded. It’s Google, which recently unveiled to The Atlantic its secret drone delivery program, Project Wing, meaning another tech titan now has skin in the commercial UAV game. One that might just have enough clout to make delivery drones happen.


NASA Is Making A Traffic Control System For Drones

NASA is not down with drones flying around town all willy-nilly and potentially electrocuting North West. The space agency is developing an air traffic control network near Moffat Field, California for unmanned aircrafts at 400 to 500 feet meant to put regulations in place.


Watch This Guy Desperately Try To Save His Dying, Water-Bound Drone

Keeping your gadgets charged is important. More and more our very lives are stored on our smartphones. If they die, we’re cut off our friends, work email, and Reddit. There’s also the nightmare of realising your drone’s battery is dying while it’s 50-feet above a body of water.


ISIS Militants Use The Same Drones As Ordinary Folks

What kind of drones do ISIS militants use? Nothing fancy actually: in fact, they use an off-the-shelf consumer drone like a DJI Phantom.


Megachurch Explains How Predator Drones Are Just Like God

It sees your every move. It can stamp out your life in a millisecond. You can neither see nor hear it, but it’s always above you. Watching. If you’re struggling to understand God, allow a Dallas pastor to offer a more relatable metaphor: Drones.


Watch Google Test Its Top Secret Drone Project In Queensland

“G’day mate. Can I get some food for me dog?” asks Neil over the radio to his friend Nick. Neil’s friend Nick works with Google, and that dog food is going to be delivered by Project Wing, Google’s top secret drone delivery project.


Project Wing: Google's Secret Program For Delivery Drones Is Being Tested In Australia

How’s this for sneaky? It’s being reported that Google’s clandestine Google X team has spent the last two years working on a secret drone program. More than a silly stunt like the teaser Amazon pushed out earlier this year, Google appears to be serious about delivery in the air — getting products from the warehouse to their destination in about two minutes.


Forget Hot Air, Disney Parade Floats Could Soon Fly Under Drone Power

The Disney theme park empire is always working to stay on the cutting edge of spectacle tech, and judging by some recent patent applications, The Mouse has his eye on the skies: Disney’s R&D teams want to use drones for their theme park parade floats and aerial displays.


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