Most of today’s drones come equipped with high-end cameras, which are quickly revolutionizing the world of aerial photography as we know it. Here are 17 of our favorite examples from around the world. The post 17 breathtaking drone photos that show the majesty of our world appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

A new study carried out at the University of Washington compares the carbon dioxide emissions of drones versus trucks when it comes to delivering packages. Can you guess which one fares better? The post Here’s how delivery drones stack up to trucks in terms of their carbon footprints appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

It’s no secret that Amazon’s been pursuing the delivery-by-drone method for a while now, but now we have a better idea about the next step in the evolution of that plan thanks to a new patent the mega-company received.  SEE ALSO: Drones that pass packages to each other could be the future of home delivery As flagged by GeekWire, Amazon has received a patent for a shipping label with a parachute built in, intended for “packages to be dropped from the aerial vehicle, yet land at the package’s…

Feel like a magician flying new drone, but education will take longer than expected         View original article at USA Today

“When Google looks for its future employees, it looks beyond the achievements on a resume to how someone is as a person.” Google has had a huge impact on our everyday lives for the past two decades. The company’s Android OS is already the most used OS on the planet, and it’s also exploring burgeoning hardware technologies including VR headsets and drones.Read Full Story View original article at FastCompany

The MQ-9B’s test flight took off from Laguna Airfield in Arizona, landing 48.2 hours later and setting a new company record for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. View original article at Daily Mail Online

The future of air combat is small, cheap and disposable. That is, if a bunch of US Air Force scientists get their way. In early May 2017, the Air Force Research Laboratories—the flying branch’s Ohio-based science wing—released the first photo of a stealthy, weapons-capable robotic jet that just might become America’s next major warplane. The Low Cost Attritable Aircraft, or LCAA, has been in a development since July 2016. That’s when AFRL awarded Kratos, a San Diego drone-maker, a $41-million contract to work alongside the labs to design…

Here’s a drone delivery like no other. The stunt took place at a soccer final in Portugal over the weekend, and involved a guy delivering the match ball to the ref while riding on the top of a multi-rotor copter. The post Watch this guy on a drone deliver a soccer ball to a cup final appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Spring has barely sprung, but some folks are already prepping their summer essentials: bathing suit, fishing rod, portable underwater drone. Chinese company Robosea this week launched BIKI, the “world’s first bionic robot fish.” […] The post BIKI Robot Fish Paddles Past Crowdfunding Goal appeared first on View original article at Geek

RPV away, off the stern of the USS Iowa in 1987. (credit: US Navy photo) Today is Memorial Day in the US, and we wanted to recognize the Ars readers and staff who’ve served by resurfacing another military memory from our resident Navy man, Sean Gallagher. Sean served aboard the USS Iowa, and here he recalls how he contributed to drone warfare with chocolate chip cookies (seriously). This piece originally ran in May 2015. Two weeks ago, I made a pilgrimage to the Port of Los Angeles to…