Canadian scientists use drones to capture rare whale footage in the Arctic.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has some stiff penalties in place for piloting drones into the wrong areas, such as where disaster relief efforts are underway and major sporting events. The post Reminder to drone pilots: The FAA says to keep out of controlled airspace appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Welcome back to the final chapter in our journey exploring two-stage tentacle mechanisms. This is where we arm you with the tools and techniques to get one of these cretins alive-and-kicking in your livingroom. In this last installment, I’ll guide us through the steps of building our very own tentacle and controller identical to one we’ve been discussing in the last few weeks. As promised, this post comes with a few bonuses: Nothing like a fresh batch o’ parts. Design Files The Almighty Bill-o’-Materials Vector Drawings for laser cutting DXF files pre-offset (0

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Researchers have created a highly-efficient method for wirelessly transferring power to a drone while it’s in flight. The days of drones being able to fly for just minutes at a time could soon be over. The post Batteries? Who needs ’em! Engineers just built a drone that can wirelessly recharge in midair appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Image: dr0wnedIt’s 2016, and mostly anything is hackable. And while the ramifications of computer hacks are usually limited to leaks, botnets, and file destruction, hacks are slowly becoming more of a threat to our physical world. We’ve already seen the effect hacking can have on power stations, and know that hackers can remotely disable internet-connected cars, but now hackers have even found a way to sabotage drones in a completely undetectable way: by damaging components when they are made in a 3D printer.Research by cybersecurity experts from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design details how 3D printers can be infiltrated and fatal design defects can be embedded into the manufacturing process of drone components.As part of the research, titled “dr0wned – Cyber-Physical Attack with Additive Manufacturing”, the researchers phished their way into a computer that was connected to a 3D printer, found the blueprints for a drone propeller that was to be printed, and sabotaged the design

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