What’s the difference between a National Park and a National Forest? Drones. With no ban on drones in National Forests — at least, not yet — filmmakers have a way to capture the immensity of these locations with stunning results. The post See the National Forests like never before in this awe-inspiring drone video appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

China is lifting a 25-year ban on using tiger and rhinoceros parts in medicine, the government announced Tuesday, despite the fact that both these animals are still facing extinction in many parts of the world. The ban was introduced in 1993 and prohibited the sale or trade of any tiger or rhinoceros body parts for any use throughout China. But this week, China’s State Council announced it was lifting the ban if the parts come from farmed animals and are used or research or healing at accredited hospitals,…

Drone giant DJI has added a bunch of extras to its compact Mavic 2 drone to create a new flying machine that’s ideal for search and rescue missions, as well as industrial inspections. The post DJI adds a bunch of extras to Mavic 2 for a new search-and-rescue drone appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

DJI is scrambling to solve a problem with its Matrice 200 drone after reports that a “small number” of the quadcopters had fallen from the sky following sudden power loss. No injuries have so far been reported. The post Some DJI Matrice 200 drones are falling from the sky after sudden power loss appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

The Russian built craft, which has already been sold to the Dubai Police force, has been redesigned with a new battery and carbon fiber frame. View original article at Daily Mail Online

DJI on Monday announced a business-focused version of its popular Mavic 2 drone that delivers up to 31 minutes of flight time with a top speed of 45 mph. View original article at TechSpot

It’s a known fact that the last mile is also the longest mile in the parcel delivery service. The further removed from a hub city a delivery location is, the more required stops in between. Every part of the process slows to a glacial pace when the drop-off spot is inaccessible by land or air. Now apply this in the case of a medical emergency, and timing is everything. Enter the joint project between [DHL and Wingcopter] dubbed Parcelcopter 4 View original article at Hack A Day

Flying one of DJI’s latest drones? Tiffen now makes filters to enhance the quality or flexibility of those on-board cameras. Venus Optics also announced the smallest in class ultra-wide angle zoom for Sony E Mount. The post Photography News: Filter your drone; outfit a Sony with its smallest ultra-wide appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

According to Stanford University researchers, it’s 100 grams and these “mini robots” can fit in the palm of your hand and, pull a lot more than its own weight. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.         View original article at USA Today

We’ve always had a fascination with things that fly. Sure, drones are the latest incarnation of that, but there have been RC planes, kites, and all sorts of flying toys and gizmos even before manned flight was possible. Maybe the first model flying machine you had was a paper airplane. There’s some debate, but it appears the Chinese and Japanese made paper airplanes 2,000 years ago. Now there’s a database of paper airplane designs, some familiar and some very cool-looking ones we just might have to try View…