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lost cities
lost cities

The Ruins of a Massive Ancient City Have Been Discovered in Guatemala

With the help of lasers and drones, scientists have found that Maya civilization was more advanced and populous than previously imagined.
Becky Ferreira
2.2.18
Skynet
Skynet

Energy Neutral Drone Swarms Can Spy on You Without Taking a Break

Researchers imagine a self-sufficient internet of drones.
Michael Byrne
1.17.18
All Fronts
All Fronts

How Russia Says It Swatted Down a Drone Swarm in Syria

"As both Islamic State and Amazon have shown, small drones are an efficient way of carrying a payload to a target."
David Axe
1.12.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Pilot Using Drones to Empower Marginalized Communities

Rhianna Lakin deploys drones to help people in need, and she's training others to do the same.
Rebecca Flowers
1.8.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Researcher Documenting Life in Earth's Most Biodiverse Ecosystem

Diego Mosquera shares the lush Ecuadorian Amazon with the world through camera traps, social media, and academic research.
Jason Koebler
1.5.18
Low Altitudes
Low Altitudes

California Parents Used Drone to Deliver Drugs to Church Parking Lot

You don't often see two mom-and-pop dealers, not a sophisticated crime group, using a small UAV to move product from their backyard.
Caroline Haskins
1.4.18
psas
psas

Hey LA: Come to the Los Angeles Drone Film Festival Tonight

Motherboard has partnered with the LA Drone Film Festival to bring you the future of filmmaking.
Jason Koebler
12.2.17
videos
videos

This Drone-Shot Surfing Rescue Is the Most Harrowing Video You'll See Today

'The Big Ugly' shows how drones are changing how we think about documentary film.
Jason Koebler
12.2.17
DRONES
DRONES

Drones and Fishing Lines Are Bringing Broadband to Remote Villages

Openreach, a British infrastructure delivery company, came up with the idea to deal with tricky terrain.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.1.17
All Fronts
All Fronts

The US Army’s Robot Revolution Has Stalled

Following a high-profile screw-up in Iraq a decade ago, the Army has been reluctant to deploy armed ground robots.
David Axe
11.16.17
DRONES
DRONES

Female Racers Are Angry the Drone Racing League Is Hosting Its Championship in Saudi Arabia

“DRL is holding their contest in one of the most dangerous countries for women.”
Louise Matsakis
11.9.17
Public Service Announcements
Public Service Announcements

The Los Angeles Drone Film Festival and Motherboard Are Teaming Up to Show You the Future of Filmmaking

Chill hang opportunity alert.
Jason Koebler
11.2.17