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This Startup Wants To Plant One Billion Trees A Year Using Drones

Deforestation downs 10 billion trees around the globe annually. Replanting trees by hand is slow, expensive, and barely puts a dent in reversing the damage. But one startup wants to use drones that can reforest our increasingly tree-strapped Earth, on a big enough scale to replace slow and expensive hired humans.

How The Vietnam War Brought High-Tech Border Surveillance To America

From 1968 until 1973, the US military spent about $US1 billion a year on a new computer-powered initiative intended to end the war in Vietnam. It went by many names over the years — including Practice Nine, Muscle Shoals, Illinois City and Dye Marker. But today it’s most commonly known as Operation Igloo White.

Watch An Incredible Drone Fly At Crazy Speeds Through An Abandoned Building

Wow. This drone zooms so fast through this abandoned hospital in Spain that I’m pretty sure it might’ve reached warp speed. All the footage in the video below, taken by CHARPU FPV, is in real time. It’s pretty amazing control to fit into such small holes in the building and fly so gracefully through the hallways at such ridiculous speeds.

Drone Crashes, Hits Baby

The worst nightmare of every helicopter parent has come true: earlier this month, a 6.4-pound drone crashed at a movie premiere in Pasadena, hitting a one-year-old baby in the head.

Flir's New Thermal Imaging Camera Fits Into A GoPro Mount

The Flir One thermal imaging camera is awesome fun, but when you put the technology on a drone, it also becomes quite useful. That’s why the company is now targeting anyone from farmers to firefighters with a new camera, the Flir Vue Pro that’s specifically designed for the GoPro mounts on drones.

Drones Autonomously Build A Bridge, So The Robot Army Never Has To Stop

In the future war against the machines, humans might have gained a brief respite by powering through the flowing rivers where electronic killer robots cannot tread. These bridge-building quadrotors have now closed off that avenue of escape.

The Closing Of The Hungarian Border, As Seen By Drones

This drone video captures what’s happening right now on the border between Hungary and Croatia. All you can see for kilometers on the road are buses, and checkpoints. Buses and checkpoints.

Here's How Hockey Players Deal With Drones

Video: Steven Stamkos is one of the NHL’s most prolific goalscorers, thanks to his ability to hit pucks at things with unnerving speed and accuracy. He also doesn’t like drones. You can probably see where this is going.

3DR Solo Smart Drone: Australian Hands On

Drones are getting more and more popular in Australia. They’re getting more powerful, easier to fly, and easier to repair. Computers getting smaller and faster, too, means it’s easier to do fancy things with your drone through the apps that connect to them wirelessly. 3DR’s smart Solo drone integrates with your GoPro Hero, and it has built-in controls and robotic video presets that make filming professional drone footage very easy.

Watch The Biggest Ever Drone Swarm Take To The Sky

The robots are coming, thick and fast. A team of researchers from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California has successfully lofted 50 drones into the air at once, all controlled by a single person — making it the biggest drone swarm ever to enter the sky.

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