The SKEYE Nano Drone is the world’s smallest precision-controlled quadcopter and it’s currently on sale at the TechSpot Store for over 40% off – just $34.99 + free worldwide shipping. View original article at TechSpot

Drone maker AeroVironment saw its revenue rise sharply, buoyed by increased sales of its unmanned aircrafts. View original article at Wall Street Journal

As if the New England Patriots needed another investigation. With all the recent advancements in drone technology, no wonder that various National Football League teams have been trying to get a leg up by filming their practices with drones. The only issue is that it’s illegal to fly drones for commercial purposes without first getting approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. See also: 6 Crazy Drones You Won’t Believe Exist The Patriots, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys all apparently neglected to do so. Instead, the teams have been…

The Seattle Police Department reported Monday that a local woman was recently struck and knocked unconscious by a drone that crashed into a building and then fell to the ground, hitting her. On Sunday, during the Emerald City’s Pride parade, a 25-year-old woman was hit by the two-pound drone. The woman, whose name was not released by police, collapsed into the arms of her boyfriend. Some of the woman’s friends apparently located the drone and turned it over to police, who described it as retailing for “about $1,200”…

Sunday’s Pride celebrations in downtown Seattle were going fantastically. Until a drone fell from the sky and knocked a woman out cold. If that drone was yours, the Seattle Police Department would like to have a word with you.Read more. View original article at Gizmodo

“Space is hard,” the saying goes. It’s the default line trotted out anytime there is a rocket launch failure. On Sunday, when a SpaceX rocket exploded on the way to the International Space Station, that phrase was repeated over and over. “Space flight’s not easy, as we’ve described before, and I think this points out the difficulty of and the challenges we face in spaceflight,” Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for NASA, said Sunday. SpaceX, however, had been making space look easy for the last few years View original…

A US court has found in favour of a drone owner who sued a man who shot his hexacopter out of the sky. View original article at BBC World News

The iBookGuy is using CPU heatsinks to cool microwave dinners. It’s an old Pentium II heatsink and a modern fan, cobbled together into a device that can quickly and effectively cool down a microwave dinner. I have several heatsinks from some old Xeon servers in my kitchen, but I don’t use them to cool food; I use them to defrost food. It’s very effective, and now I need to get some data on how effective it is. [juangarcia] is working on a 3D printable PipBoy – the one in the upcoming Fallout…

A pro-choice group called Women on Waves flew a small drone across a border river from Germany to Poland on Saturday to deliver abortion medication to women there, where abortions are severely restricted by Polish law The drop was successful, according to the group. Two women took the abortion-inducing pills, which the group said were prescribed by doctors in a press release distributed online See also: Activists to send drone with abortion medication to women in Poland You can watch video from the drone flight, below The flight…

Eric Joe was flying his homebuilt hexacopter drone above his parents’ Modesto, California, orchard when his parents’ neighbor, Brett McBay, blasted the drone out of the sky with a shotgun. Read more… View original article at Gizmodo