The unmanned semi-submersible vehicle (USSV) was designed specifically to deploy instruments that can hit altitudes beyond the reach of weather balloons, Chinese scientists say. View original article at Daily Mail Online

If you’re trying to get troublesome rats off a Galapagos region island without damaging the native animals or plants, what’s the best way to go about it? Use rat poison-dispensing drones obviously. The post Drones dispense rat poison to help rid islands in Galapagos region of rodents appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Everyone starts off as a beginner. Even someone great at what they do like Michael Jordan was a beginner at basketball at one time and look how far it took him. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be the Michael Jordan of droning one day. But for now, you have to start somewhere. We scoured the internet looking for the best and brightest drones for first-timers View original article at Mashable

The world’s bestselling drone-maker says it must tackle cases of employee theft. View original article at BBC World News

Civilian drones, beware: Echodyne, a startup backed by Bill Gates, is trying to test its anti-drone radar at the upcoming Super Bowl game. Last week, Echodyne filed an application with the Federal Communications […] The post Bill Gates-Backed Startup Wants to Test Its Anti-Drone Radar at Super Bowl LIII appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

The Sidewinder line was a series of gaming peripherals produced by Microsoft, starting in the 1990s. After some initial stumbles, several cutting edge joysticks were released, at a time when the home computer market was in a state of flux, transitioning from legacy interfaces like serial and parallel to the more modern USB. In this interim period, Sidewinder joysticks used a special method to communicate digitally over the game port interface, which more typically used a kludge to read joysticks in an analog manner. [MaZderMind] managed to reverse…

There’s a new soap opera that I can’t stop watching. Actually, I wish I could change the channel but this is unfortunately happening in real life. It’s likely the ups and downs of drone sightings would be too far fetched for fiction anyway. If you aren’t British, maybe you will know a little of our culture through the medium of television. We don’t all live in stately homes like Downton Abbey of course, instead we’re closer to the sometimes comedic sets, bad lighting, and ridiculously complicated lives of the…

The airport that helped a drone fly within its exclusion zone in a world-first technology test. View original article at BBC World News

Quadcopters are familiar, and remote control planes are old hat at this point. However, compact lightweight power systems and electronic flight controllers continue to make new flying vehicles possible. In that vein, [rctestflight] has been experimenting with a brushless electric rocket craft, with interesting results. The build uses a single large brushless motor in the tail for primary thrust. Four movable vanes provide thrust vectoring capability View original article at Hack A Day

On episode 53 of Digital Trends Live, DT’s live morning show, hosts Greg Nibler and Drew Prindle discussed the latest in tech news, including Amazon’s new delivery drone, CRISPR babies, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Amazon Scout, Soraya Darabi, and Joey Ricard appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends