Alphabet is re-working its Wing delivery drones to be less noisy

Before Alphabet’s Wing drones can start dropping off deliveries all over the globe, the company has to remedy one of the biggest complaints about it first. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the drones are extremely noisy — someone who lives directly under the drones’ path in rural Australia where they’re current being tested […]

UK police arrest two over Gatwick airport drones

Drones flying around London’s busy Gatwick airport have disrupted air travel since Wednesday evening, but now the Sussex Police Department has announced two arrests connected to the incidents. The airport reopened for service Friday morning, but the Guardian reports that another drone sighting shut down flights for about an hour around 5 PM. Police Superintendent […]

Gatwick Airport reopens for limited flights after rogue drones over the runway shut it down for 32 hours

GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images Britain’s Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a rogue drone saboteur wrought travel chaos for hundreds of thousands of Christmas travelers by playing cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army. After the biggest disruption at Gatwick, Britain’s second busiest, since a volcanic ash cloud in 2010, Gatwick said its runway was open and that a limited number of […]

How Drones Help Fight Eastern European Corruption

The entire operation spans just a few minutes: After zipping off the ground in a nondescript field just outside Kiev, the quadricopter whirls its way over the elite gated community nearby, where at least one Ukrainian judge is believed to own property with an estimated value far exceeding the funds disclosed in her official declaration. […]

These tiny wasp-inspired drones can open a door 40 times their weight, and could one day be used in disaster zones

IEEE Spectrum/YouTube Researchers have built tiny microdrones capable of tugging open a door 40 times their weight. They took inspiration from predatory wasps, which can drag large prey along the ground. One researcher said the technology could be adapted for more complex tasks such as moving debris or retrieving objects from disaster zones. Researchers have […]

These tiny drones can lift 40 times their own weight

If you ask these tiny drones, “Do you even lift, bro?” you will get a resounding yes. Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and Stanford University have developed a line of small flying bots that can move objects that are 40 times their weight. The drones, called FlyCroTugs (short for “flying, […]

Tesla 'haters' use drones and Twitter to pressure Elon Musk

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Government/Legal,Green,Tesla,Electric,Luxury “No short-seller is preventing Elon from building cars.” Continue reading Tesla ‘haters’ use drones and Twitter to pressure Elon Musk Tesla ‘haters’ use drones and Twitter to pressure Elon Musk originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 02 Sep 2018 11:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use […]

WWII relics & cutting-edge US drones: Spoils of Syrian war displayed in Russia (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Weaponry captured from militants during the anti-terrorism campaign in Syria has been put on display in Russia. RT highlights the most peculiar trophies, which range from WWII relics to modern drones, used by US special ops. The weapons have been put on display at the Army-2018 forum, which is being held outside Moscow near the […]