Robots Could Be Better Than Drones for Deliveries—If They Don't Get Beaten Up, That Is

Remember what happened to hitchBOT this summer? You know, the hitchhiking humanoid that was ripped limb from limb two weeks into its solo journey? Because two of the original founders of Skype want to make robots that’ll similarly traverse streets, in order to ship goods to your house. It could be a great alternative… »11/02/15 9:00pm11/02/15 9:00pm

Russia Intercepts U.S. Drones Over Syria, Launches Cruise Missiles From Caspian

Russia has upped the ante once again in Syria over the last 24 hours, launching cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea at targets in Syria. Meanwhile, information has come to light about a series of intercepts made on U.S. Predator and Reaper drones by Russian fighters operating all over the war-torn country.
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Watch This Government Drone Barf Out Thousands Of Irradiated Moths

It’s really just a shorter clip from a longer video about the elimination of pink bollworms, a type of moth, that feed on cotton crops. And that’s kind of boring, to me! But instead just imagine your face positioned right behind that irradiated moth cannon, and then imagine all the nightmares you’ll have from that… »10/06/15 9:00pm10/06/15 9:00pm

How Border Drones Were Born During the Vietnam War

From 1968 until 1973, the US military spent about $1 billion a year on a new computer-powered initiative intended to end the war in Vietnam. It went by many names over the years — including Practice Nine, Muscle Shoals, Illinois City and Dye Marker. But today it’s most commonly known as Operation Igloo White. »9/23/15 7:20pm9/23/15 7:20pm

Mad genius creates a crazy super drone flying machine using 54 propellers

Man can’t fly but with the help of 54 drone propellers and an umbrella to protect the ol’ noggin, man can kind of fly. This mad genius made what he calls, The Swarm, which is essentially a lawn chair strapped to some metal bars and 54 counter-rotation propellers and six grouped control channels with Hobbyking… »9/01/15 10:07pm9/01/15 10:07pm

American Drones Are Killing ISIS Hackers Now

ISIS talks a big talk when it comes to hacking, and United States forces just showed they’re not going to put up with it. The Obama administration just announced that a drone strike has killed the organization’s top cyber-terrorist, Junaid Hussain. At least one American leader says the rest of the ISIS hackers should… »8/27/15 6:03pm8/27/15 6:03pm

Lockheed Goes For Global Hawk's Feathers With Stealthy Optionally-Manned U-2

Lockheed’s vaunted Skunk Works is setting its sights on developing a successor to its venerable U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane and Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) drone. This new aircraft will seemingly take the best of the unmanned and manned features of both aircraft, and fuse… »8/19/15 10:44am8/19/15 10:44am

The Airborne Laser May Rise Again But It Will Look Very Different

The Airborne Laser program can be tracked back to the Reagan years, and after billions in development dollars were spent and a custom-built 747 prototype was built, what was to be a super-weapon that could shoot down ballistic missiles over their countries of origination turned out to be a super-flop. »8/18/15 8:10pm8/18/15 8:10pm

The Navy's MQ-4C Triton Enters The Sci-Fi Realm Of The Anechoic Chamber

The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance drone is seen lifted inside NAS Patuxent River’s anechoic chamber earlier this month. The test was unique as it was the first time ever that a vehicle was controlled via an external ground station while undergoing electromagnetic compatibility testing in the… »8/17/15 10:00pm8/17/15 10:00pm

Is The Air Force Plan To Retire The MQ-1 Predator Drone By 2018 A Smart One?

It is one of the most recognizable and controversial machines of the new millennium. The RQ-1, and its armed cousin, the MQ-1, have redefined how America fights its enemies abroad. Now the U.S. Air Force wants to chuck them out into the desert once and for all, relying solely on the larger turboprop-powered MQ-9… »8/15/15 4:49pm8/15/15 4:49pm

Watch a Fisherman Catch a Drone in Flight

A fisherman on a San Diego pier hooked a drone yesterday, and the drone got the whole thing on video for your enjoyment. Even the drone’s operator had to admit that it was an impressive cast, even if it was a mean-spirited and probably illegal action which could have damaged a very expensive piece of equipment. »8/09/15 12:46pm8/09/15 12:46pm

What Really Killed Terrorist Mastermind Mohamed Atef?

William Arkin, recently of Gawker, has had a long career of attempting to tell some of the hardest stories there are tell, and his new book Unmanned: Drones, Data and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare is no different. In it, Arkin takes the reader on a voyage through the shadowy and often misunderstood world of unmanned… »8/03/15 9:00pm8/03/15 9:00pm

A car and drones spinning around in a circle is a fantastic light show

Here’s a really cool video that’s a little bit trippy and a lot of bit fun. A car and a fleet of quadcopter drones are outfitted with lights and then made to dance and spin and move around while a camera captures them. It’s light painting but with a car and drones as the paintbrush. »8/01/15 10:27am8/01/15 10:27am

Can A Home Drone Kill You? The Mythbusters Test With A Chicken Says Yes

Tonight’s episode of Mythbusters, Flights of Fantasy features two very different types of flying machines: drones and a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Show hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman took a couple of minutes to chat with us about the episode and the rest of the newly-rebooted season of the show. »7/26/15 9:20am7/26/15 9:20am