Boeing’s solar-powered climate research drone takes flight in 2019

Aurora Flight Sciences, a subsidiary of Boeing that specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles, is gearing up to launch a solar-powered autonomous aircraft. The vehicle, called Odysseus, is designed for persistent flight at high-altitudes and will be used to perform climate and atmospheric research. Its first voyage is scheduled for the spring of 2019. According to […]

Ars on your lunch break: Losing my drone religion

Enlarge / Chris Anderson (left) doing drone stuff. (credit: Chris Anderson & 3D Robotics / WikiMedia Commons) This week, we’re serializing another episode of the After On Podcast here on Ars. Our guest was the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine for twelve years—until he did something quite unusual for an editor and started a high-profile, venture-backed […]

Ural Air Limited Edition is a sidecar motorcycle with a drone

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Gadgets,Technology,Motorcycle,Off-Road,Specialty So you can see what’s beyond that next ridge … or just take a selfie. Continue reading Ural Air Limited Edition is a sidecar motorcycle with a drone Ural Air Limited Edition is a sidecar motorcycle with a drone originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Oct […]

Top drone: Reaper scores drone kill in air-to-air missile test

Enlarge / The MQ-9 Reaper isn’t a fighter aircraft. But it could soon be armed to take out other drones, helicopters, or other aircraft, after a successful kill with a heat-seeking missile in a November 2017 test. (credit: US Air Force) The US Air Force has revealed that an MQ-9 Reaper uncrewed aircraft successfully shot […]

Evacuation by drone is right around the corner

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video This thing even has a rocket propelled parachute. Continue reading Evacuation by drone is right around the corner Evacuation by drone is right around the corner originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 11 Aug 2018 18:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. […]

A drone enthusiast built an incredible giant LEGO helicopter — and it really flies

YouTube / Adam Woodworth Adam Woodworth is a fan of building faux-LEGO models that actually fly. His latest creation is a giant model of a LEGO helicopter, using foam rather than LEGO to allow it to fly. He also makes smaller flying models, like the classic podracers from Star Wars.   Adam Woodworth has a […]

Maduro says failed drone assassination attempt was against all Venezuelans, not just him

The Venezuelan President has shared details of Saturday’s botched drone assassination attempt and presented evidence of alleged Colombian involvement in the plot. Releasing several videos on the failed attack, Nicolas Maduro said that perpetrators had been offered millions of dollars as reward for his execution. “They were offered $ 50 million and a stay in the […]

VIDEO claimed to show mid-air explosion of drone used in attack on Maduro

A video has emerged on social media purporting to show the exact moment a drone, reportedly aimed at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, bursts into pieces in Caracas skies after apparently being shot down by the military. The footage, which has since been shared over 1,200 times, was posted on Sunday by Cesar Guardiola, who describes […]

Venezuelan president Maduro targeted with drone bombs

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been targeted in an attempted attack during a televised public address, officials confirm. Several explosives-laden drones detonated as he was speaking at a military ceremony. Venezuela’s Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez has confirmed that an attack on Maduro took place at the event. Several drones rigged with explosives went off close […]