Aerones is building heavy-lift drones for operations that can get dangerous when performed by humans. The company has recently unveiled footage of a drone solution for high-altitude window cleaning. In the future, similar drones could be used for firefighting, and the company is already testing this kind of applications as well.  Read more. View original article at Mashable

For some wakeskaters and wakeboarders, certain bodies of water are just too shallow, and too unrideable. But by using a drone to tow him along, pro wakeskater Brian Grubb glided his board into new […] The post Watch: Quadcopter Drone Tows Wakeskater Down River appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

So much for amazing drone perfomances: The award-winning internal group will be significantly scaled back, counter to the broader trend toward more in-house agencies. Bees. With backpacks. That’s what led Intel’s global creative director Teresa Herd to see the potential in the power of having an internal creative team. A few years ago, during a routine business meeting in Singapore she happened to be sitting in on, the presenter flashed a quick slide showing a bee with a backpack View original article at FastCompany

There’s a new conspiracy in town, and this one may stick around for a while. “Birds Aren’t Real” claims the US government has been systematically eliminating our feathered friends and replacing them with drones since the 1960s. Conspiracy theories are one of those peculiar byproducts of the information age. We have gay frogs, pizzagate, birthers, anti-vaxxers, flat-Earthers, Qanon, people who claim Australia doesn’t exist and others who swear the Olson twins are really just one person. Some of these outrageous theories are hilarious and inoffensive, others quite dangerous…

The photos, which appeared on Lyon-based photo-sharing site Dronestagram, reveal some of the most stunning shots taken from perspectives that have never been seen before. View original article at Daily Mail Online

A scale model of a flying drone-car mashup has driven and hovered across an Amsterdam exhibition hall, providing a glimpse of what could be the future of urban mobility. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. A new species of wasp, discovered in the Ecuadorian Amazon, transforms a “social” spider into a zombie-like drone that abandons its colony to do the wasp’s bidding. […] The post New Wasp Species Turns Social Spiders Into Zombie Drones appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

The Camp Fire ripped through 153,336 acres of Northern California over 17 days in November, demolishing more than 13,000 single-family homes and killing 88 people as of Monday. The figures alone are staggering, but newly-released photography and drone footage brings the devastation of what’s now known as the deadliest and most damaging wildfire in California’s history into sharp, visceral focus. Drone engineer Greg Crutsinger, alongside 16 teams of Butte County fire and law enforcement and a task force of public safety drone operators, captured the destruction in aerial…

Drone racing comes in different shapes and sizes, and some multirotor racers can be very small indeed. Racing means having gates to fly though, and here’s a clever DIY design by [Qgel] that uses a small 3D printed part and a segment of printer filament as the components for small-scale drone racing gates. The base is 3D printed as a single piece and is not fussy about tolerances, meanwhile the gate itself is formed from a segment of printer filament. Size is easily adjusted, they disassemble readily, are…

The secrets of the realm must always be protected, which is why Game of Thrones Season 8 filmed fake scenes to mislead spies and sleuths who are after the final season’s secrets. Director David Nutter confirmed to Huffington Post that he had in fact filmed scenes he knew were fake. SEE ALSO: ‘Game of Thrones’ drops stunning first Season 8 trailer Actress Sophie Turner previously brought up such measures in October, along with on-set “drone killers,” fake script titles, and more.  “Sometimes there were paparazzi in amazing places…