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Want a drone to fly longer and farther? Give it a bigger battery. But that adds weight, which in turn reduces the drone's flight time. It's quite a conundrum. It seems like an unresolvable catch-22, except that someone has finally found a way to use wireless power to keep a drone flying.

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Video: If you thought drone racers simply rolled up to an event, grabbed an RC toy out of their trunk and lined up to race, you've got a lot to learn. We popped by the US National Drone Racing Championships, recently held in New York, and asked one of the competing teams to show us what it takes to compete.

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Video: The talented pilots and cinematographers of France's BigFly skillfully piloted a camera-equipped drone through the sanctuary of the 137-year-old Église Saint-Louis de Paimbœuf. Given that the church is filled with priceless art and architecture, the skills needed to ensure the drone didn't hit anything are easily as impressive as the stunning footage they captured.

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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.