That ring flying in circles around the room looks like it has a life of its own. It’s going at 1.4 meters per second, and engineered from a quadrotor (also known as a quadcopter or quadrotor helicopter), a helicopter propelled by four rotors.In this video by Rajan Gill from the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich, he explains that while quadrotors are agile and have high load carrying capabilities, they’re not very efficient in forward flight. Their lift to drag ratios are comparable to that of…

I’m pushing a vault out of a window. Due to my line of work, cyber-espionage and sabotage, I’d assume the vault’s full of valuable documents. The moment I touch the vault I trigger a turret, meaning I have about ten seconds before it make some melty Swiss cheese out of me. This is exactly what happened during the previous simulation, where I also had to hop across rooftops and use a termite-looking “Weevil” drone to jack into the door controls. I did that laying on my stomach between…

Security company Bishop Fox has created a flying hacker’s laptop called Danger Drone. Built around a Raspberry Pi, it can access networks and short-range signals normally out of reach. The post Danger Drone is a flying hacker’s laptop, but it’s here to help appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

LONDON — Irish artists are recreating a mural using graffiti and projection in an act of solidarity after an abortion rights mural was painted over by the Dublin City Council.  SEE ALSO: A drone carrying abortion pills was flown into Northern Ireland in an act of solidarity The original mural by street artist Maser was painted three weeks ago on the wall of Dublin’s Project Arts Centre.  The mural featured a large red heart emblazoned with the words “Repeal the 8th” and called on the Irish government to…

An underwater drone has been developed which aims to make exploration more affordable and accessible. View original article at BBC World News