Swarms of Sensor-Wearing Bees Could Monitor Crops Better Than Drones

Bumblebees carrying electronic sensor backpacks could monitor crops like agricultural drones.
Samantha Cole
2 days ago
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A New Startup Thinks Huge Drones That Fly Humans Can Solve America’s Traffic Problem

Texas-based Lift wants to give users cheap affordable flights in ultralight aircraft across short distances.
Motherboard Staff
4 days ago

The Last Thing You See Before Being Attacked by a DIY Drone Swarm

Watch Michael Reeves' swarm of drones detect his face and try to ram into it.
Samantha Cole
4 days ago
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Weapon Manufacturers Are Making Robots That Deploy Other Robots

There's a burgeoning market for robots that deploy robots.
David Axe
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Pipe-Crawling Drones Are Going Where No Human Can or Wants to

How a Canadian company is helping to protect cities' underground arteries.
Jay Fleming
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The Scientists Who Study Whale 'Defecation Events'

Whale poops fertilize ocean ecosystems, and also contain a wealth of information for marine scientists.
Becky Ferreira

Assassin Drones Are Here. Now What?

It was perhaps inevitable that would-be political assassins would turn to off-the-shelf drones.
David Axe
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New Drone 'Cockpits' Aim to Make Remote Warfare Feel More Real

Improved ergonomics alone can’t lift the moral burden on drone operators far removed from the battlefield, for whom life-or-death decisions are all in a day's work.
David Axe

Facebook Quietly Ended Its Rural Internet Laser Drone Program

The Aquila technology was part of a plan to provide high speed internet to remote, rural areas around the globe.
Kaleigh Rogers
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While No One Is Looking, Trump Is Escalating America’s Drone War

In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
David Axe
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Pilot This Drone Made Out of Pizza Directly Into My Mouth

deDrones crafted a flyable, edible quadcopter from pizza crust.
Samantha Cole

Experts to US Army: Beware Swarming Drones

It doesn't help that many of the weapons the Army could use to shoot down small drones—guns, missiles and lasers—cost far more than a quadcopter does
David Axe