The incidents recorded in recent weeks took place close to Heathrow, Birmingham and London City airports, and come as the Government plans to impose stricter controls on the unmanned aircraft. View original article at Daily Mail Online

A huge fire swept through a Hong Kong typhoon shelter on Sunday, setting at least 10 boats ablaze and injuring five people. The fire at Shau Kei Wan’s Aldrich Bay, which caused huge smoke plumes to billow into the sky, also left two fishing families homeless, according to the South China Morning Post. See also: A $24 Million Yacht Went Up in Flames and a Drone Filmed It All Smoke billows as firefighters (C and R) extinguish fires on boats.Image: ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP BREAKING: At least nine boats caught…

If you watch calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas up close, it looks like he’s just randomly sweeping his broom whichever way he likes it as he dances around the rooftop. But when the drone flies up and takes the overhead aerial view, we get to see the whole design of his rooftop calligraphy and it’s pretty bad ass.Read more.. View original article at Gizmodo

Signals Intelligence (SigInt) isn’t something that you normally associate with home hackers, but the Deep Sweep project is looking to change that: it is a balloon platform that captures radio signals in the stratosphere, particularly conversations between drones and satellites. Created by three students at the Frank Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie-Mellon, Deep Sweep is a platform that is attached to a balloon and which captures signals over a wide range of frequencies, logging them for later analysis. The current version captures data on three frequency bands:…

Robots of the future will be in the home, and ready to do whatever job we tell them to do. But they’ll need to know where they are within the house. Dead reckoning with accelerometers and gyroscopes are just a sufficient solution; what we really need is an indoor location service. For his Hackaday Prize entry, [Göran] is doing just that. He’s building a small device that will find its position with 10 cm precision, indoors View original article at Hack A Day