The Ladybird is a solar-powered, autonomous, data-collecting robot built by Australian scientists to help make farming more efficient. In other words, it has clearly been engineered to include all of Silicon Valley’s favorite buzzwords, and will surely be the industry’s drone farmer of choice when the time comes to disrupt the farming industry.The farmbot recently completed its first round of tests, which we covered here. Shortly after, University of Sidney researchers running those tests uploaded video of the farmbot in action, and it’s worth another look. Right now, the Ladybird is an autonomous data collector that…

Martha Stewart uses one to survey her lush, pergola-filled properties . Photographer Ian Wood uses one to gain a bird’s-eye perspective on a gentrifying Los Angeles . We asked you to share what videos you were filming with your drones , and here are some of the best.Read more. View original article at Gizmodo

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[Arron Bates] is a pro R/C Pilot from Australia. He’s spent the last few years chasing the dream of a fixed wing plane which could perform unlimited spins. After some promising starts with independently controlled wing spoilers, [Arron] went all in and created The Super Honey Badger. Super Honey Badger is a giant scale R/C plane with the tail of a helicopter and a soul of pure awesome. Starting with a standard 87″ wingspan Extra 300 designed for 3D flight, [Arron] began hacking View original article at Hack A Day

If you dont think war is Big Business, just ask multibillion-dollar companies like Lockheed Martin or Northrop Grumman, whose war machines end up in battlefields all over the world. In fact, just today the Pentagon cleared Lockheed to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to the embattled Iraqi government for a cool $700 million.The current conflict in Gaza is no exception to the international weapons business, either. The Israeli army deploying swarms of drones and mounted weapons (to say nothing of ground troops) into the Gaza Strip, and you can bet those systems are the envy…