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Three Of The Top Drones To Up Your Photography Game This January

Were you hoping to unwrap something in particular over the holidays? Or did someone gift you some money, and you’re still looking for the perfect thing to spend it on? Henry’s has a bunch of great things, but possibly the most exciting and buzzy products are drones. There’s one for every budget, all with tons of great features that you’ll love. Here are three options to gift yourself now that the holidays are over. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone With an intuitive flight system, built-in…

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What To Know When Buying A Drone

There’s no question that drone photography is extremely popular these days. Aerial photography used to be an expensive proposition, requiring the use of a helicopter and solid rig. Now that a drone can be remote controlled from the ground, aerial photos and video are commonplace in all kinds of television broadcast and filmed entertainment. Even the general public is getting in on the drone fever. They sure do make home movies a lot more epic. But while it’s relatively easy to go out, get a drone…

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Drones And Planes Coming Dangerously Close To Colliding According To New Statistics

Drones have really been taking off (pun intended) over the last several years. They’re like those little toy helicopters that you may have played with as a kid, except they don’t wobble around and crash into the ground after ten seconds. You can actually fly drones a significant distance and do cool things like attach a camera to it or, in Amazon’s case, potentially have it deliver packages to your front door. On the flipside, however, they are also coming dangerously close to crashing into…

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Drones Could Help Make Wind Energy More Appealing

Maintaining wind turbines is no easy feat, and it usually involves engineers climbing to dangerous heights and inspecting them in person. However, a Portuguese company has found a new, safer way to carry out turbine maintenance – using drones. Pro-Drone, a start up based in Portugal, uses drones with flight algorithms programmed right in that allow them to fly at exactly the height and distance they need to to accurately inspect wind turbines. They’re also able to collect and store data thanks to their sensors.…

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The Best Way To Keep Your Drone From Drowning

Drones are possibly the buzziest toy you can get your hands on these days, and they definitely aren’t cheap. So if you’re lucky enough to have one, you probably don’t want it falling into a body of water, causing irreparable damage. That is where the WaterStrider comes in. Named for water striders, which are bugs that can skim along water evenly distributing their weight over their long legs, the little buoyant pods could save your drone from a watery fate. The WaterStrider’s set of detachable legs…

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First-Of-Its Kind Drone Race Uses Brain-Controlled Interface

By 2016, it’s clear that for better or for worse, we’re living in a world where the sight of a drone is becoming more and more of a commonplace. But watching drones for entertainment is a pastime that many have likely not partaken in — yet. A recent University of Florida event widened the scope of a drone’s usage even further: the university held a competition in one of its gyms, which featured 16 different pilots racing drones in a 10-metre dash. However, this was no ordinary race. Each drone was…

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American States Studying Potential Uses For Drones

Many of us might be quick to consider drones as indicative of unwanted surveillance or military activity, and be wary of their presence around us. However, American researchers have been increasingly finding that a drone’s utility could extend far outside the political realm. In fact, it looks like these mini-flying devices could start becoming a lot more commonplace in the U.S. than we might be used to — in the name of streamlining costs and human labour. According to new survey conducted by the American Association of State Highway and…

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Are We Closer To An Autonomous Taxi?

Are you tired of what seems like the never-ending fight between the people we pay to drive us around cities? Well, a Chinese company called EHang is making an attempt to rid us of the human interaction we must face when we need a ride. EHang’s new autonomous vehicle is called the 184, it weighs in at 440 pounds, and its estimated cost is between $300,000 and $400,000. The company says they’d like to have it on the market within the next three to four…

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New Robot Dog Can Patrol Land and Air

Let’s be honest: drones are a little scary. From the lack of regulations surrounding their consumer use, to the fact that some of them come with built-in guns, something to make them a little more lovable would be a welcome change. Enter the new quadruped robo-drone from Autonomous System Lab that looks just like a little dog. Autonomous Systems Lab’s mission statement is to create intelligent systems that can function in diverse environments, some of which can transition from land to sea to air. Their…

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Drones Built A Rope Bridge That Can Actually Be Walked On

Drones are an extremely impressive piece of technology. From spray painting billboards to firing handguns, it seems each day drones are being programmed to do something new. Today, that new task involves building an actual rope bridge that can be walked on. Although, this new feat is equally remarkable as it is terrifying. Zurich’s Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control and Gramazio Kohler Research have created the project, called “Aerial Construction.” The ultimate goal is to “investigate and develop methods and techniques for robotic aerial construction.” Clearly, this…

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