A passenger plane collided with a drone in the skies over Quebec City in Canada in the first reported incident of its kind in the country. The plane suffered minor damage and landed safely, and no injuries were reported.
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You have to hand it to Nintendo, for blazing the virtual reality trail in consumer products a couple of decades before everyone else, even if the best that can be said for their efforts in that direction is that they weren’t exactly super-successful. Their 1989 Power Glove became little more than a difficult-to-use peripheral for everyday console games, and their 1995 Virtual Boy console was streets ahead of its time but had a 3D effect that induced discomfort in its players.
Many years later though, the Power Glove remains an intriguing product, and one that can be readily found second-hand. The folks at Teague Labs think that perhaps its time has come as the basis of a peripheral for modern VR systems, as a controller for the HTC Vive.
They’ve taken a Power Glove, and through an Arduino Due with a custom shield, interfaced it to the Vive controller mounted where the buttons would have been in its Nintendo days

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Incredible footage shot by a drone has captured the intensity of a Japanese volcano which erupted for the first time in six years.
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Smoke and ash can be seen spewing from the Shinmoedake volcano in the Japanese prefecture of Kyushu, with a plume rising up to 2,000 meters (5,600 ft) above the crater, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency.

The drone footage was captured by storm chaser James Reynolds, who used a DJI Mavic Pro.
He added on Twitter that the footage was filmed on Thursday as he was stood 2.5km (1

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From cool, dark booths at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, pilots work closely with teams of intelligence analysts who sift streams of real-time data transmitted by the drones.

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In the midst of a destructive firestorm that’s torn across parts of northern California this week, destroying homes and leaving at least 26 dead, photos and videos of flattened communities continue to emerge. 
Douglas Thron, an aerial videographer and photographer, shared distressing footage taken October 10th of a U.S. Postal Service worker delivering mail in a Santa Rosa neighborhood almost completely destroyed by the fires.
The video offers a clearer picture of what California residents have lost in the wake of the fires

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