There's a reason nature uses eggs to protect offspring who develop outside their mothers. Domes are inherently strong and durable, so it also makes sense to build a drone with a similarly bulbous shape to help it survive crashes, collisions and other accidents when an amateur pilot is at the controls.
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Video: Here's Jeff Brines and his dog Tucker, just enjoying some bike trails in Targhee, Wyoming. Brines captured this footage of his dog out-racing him and his mountain bike, all while offering loving words of encouragement. Watch Brines pop wheelies and yell "Let's go get it!" at Tucker. They're having a great time.
Video: Like NASCAR, hydroplane racing seems like one of those sports where fans only watch in hopes of seeing a spectacular crash. Making over-powered boats race at speeds of over 322km per hour might not be humanity's best decision, but it makes for some impressively terrifying highlight videos when things go wrong. We'll just stick with canoes, thank you.
Drone racing is exciting in its own right, but for spectators the sport still can't quite match the horsepower and top speeds of auto racing — or can it? Nissan's GT-R drone, designed and built by Tornado XBlades Racing, can hit a top speed of 185km per hour. It can accelerate from zero to 96km in under 1.3 seconds.
Video: To help promote the upcoming World Drone Prix in Dubai next week, the organisers enlisted the help of the local police, who have a McLaren 650s in their garage, to go head-to-head against a high-speed racing drone. It doesn't matter who won the race, though, because the Tron-like footage is just wonderful.
Video: Formula One racing mixes man with machine so much that both are essentially responsible for victory. That's why F1 gives out awards to both drivers (F1 World Drivers' Champions) and the constructors of the cars (F1 World Constructors' Champions). The constructor is basically the automobile maker of the vehicle (think Ferrari and Mercedes and so on) and the winner is determined "by adding points scored in each race by any driver for that constructor".
Video: Rube Goldberg machines are always fun because you get to see everything happen in a linear fashion and yet still don't know what the grand finale is. It's like you kind of, sort of see where it's going but still remain excited on the next step of the machine. This Rube Goldberg machine by Arrow FiveYearsOut is even better than all the others because you truly don't expect the ending. It brings you to a whole 'nother space.
Video: Everything seems to be going swimmingly in this stage of the Volta La Marina in Benidorm but then all of a sudden the cyclists fall off pace of the car and seem to be slowing down to a legitimate crawl and then basically hit a full stop all at once. What happened? It was the wind. The strong winds pushed against the cyclists stopping them in their tracks and even blowing some backwards. The race was suspended because of it.
Video: Racing drones still isn't considered as challenging as other vehicular sports given the pilots aren't actually inside the vehicles they're controlling. But watching the first-person footage of this drone absolutely tearing through a packed warehouse, you can't argue there isn't a ton of skill required.
Video: If you weren't aware that people were actually racing drones competitively, you're in for a treat. Following CES, the XDC_2 Xtreme Drone Circuit Races were recently held in Las Vegas, and watching the first-person footage of the quadcopters navigating the glowing neon course is better than an acid trip.
Car approaches corner, car turns around corner, car continues on. It sounds so simple, if it wasn't for all that silly physics stuff. As Richard Hammond of Top Gear fame explains, going around a corner involves more than just turning the steering wheel in the direction you want to go, especially if you're going fast.
F1 Racing is like driving jets on the ground. NASCAR is like racing monster cars in sheet metal around an oval. Indy Car are powerful beasts themselves. Each type of racing has their own unique demands and needs. Here is a video that shows the difference between pit stops in F1 Racing, NASCAR, Indy Car, Formula E and WEC.
So how realistic do you like your simulators? Some racing fans are willing to spend thousands of dollars on displays, controls, and seats that move and shake to enhance their virtual driving experience. But a company called CXC Simulations is taking things to a whole new level with a new force feedback steering wheel that's actually strong enough to injure the driver.