Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias receives treatment after two of his fingers are injured by a drone camera during a concert in Mexico. View original article at BBC World News

Google’s solar powered Internet drone may have just tanked in a desert , but other sun-powered fliers are still going strong, including the Solar Impulse plane, which has just taken off on a nearly 5,000 mile journey across the Pacific, from Nanjing, China, to Hawaii. Read more… View original article at Gizmodo

While everybody’s eyes were on Google I/O this week , another little bit of Google news nearly managed to slip under the radar: The tech giant’s high-flying, solar-powered Solara 50 drone apparently crashed landed in the sands east of Albuquerque weeks ago. Whoopsie.Read more.. View original article at Gizmodo

Multi-rotor fixed-pitch aircraft – quad, hexa, octa copters – are the current flavor of the season with hobby and amateur flight enthusiasts. The serious aero-modeling folks prefer their variable-pitch, single rotor heli’s. Defense and military folks, on the other hand, opt for a fixed wing UAV design that needs a launch mechanism to get airborne. A different approach to flight is the ducted fan, vertical take-off and landing UAV. [Armin Strobel] has been working on just such a design since 2001 View original article at Hack A Day

Google X, the company’s “moonshot” development arm, dedicated to dreaming up wacky things like driverless cars and wearable face computers, had a problem. Its stratospheric, internet-providing balloons kept leaking and falling down after a couple months. And so, the company looked into a product that definitely can’t leak without serious implications: condoms.For the last four years, Google has been researching how to create free-floating balloons that can constantly persist in the stratosphere in order to beam down wireless internet to developing nations, in much the same way Facebook…