Homing in on DRONES

DroneThis year, National Science Week has chosen to feature the technology breakthroughs we are experiencing with drones, droids and robots. Science Rhymes is focusing on fantastic flight in all its forms. So here are some links (many include videos) about drones – to fire you up and help you choose your own flight of fancy!  My favourite video is Loon Copter :)

  1. Drone crashes into Empire State Building in New York http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35525702
  2. Learn to be a Drone Pilot at a training school in the UK http://www.suasnews.com/2016/02/41765/
  3. Loon Copter flies, floats and swims! http://www.suasnews.com/2016/02/looncopter-wins-us-1-million-in-dubai/
  4. MegaKopter lifts over 60kg http://gizmodo.com/giant-voltron-drone-lifts-134-pounds-for-a-new-world-re-1754062725
  5. TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson advertises Amazon’s proposed fast delivery by drone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXo_d6tNWuY
  6. Can we really make a drone that’s the size of a drone (bee)?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6e8e0HR5pE
  7. Solar-powered sea-floating drones can hunt in packs, looking for submarines: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2083345-submarine-hunting-drones-take-off-and-land-on-water-vertically/
  8. CBS News has a collection of articles about drones: from drone-racing sports, to drones being more of a hazard than a help. http://www.cbsnews.com/drones/
  9. Dutch Police train birds (hawks) to remove hazardous drones from their skies! http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-02/eagles-vs-drones-dutch-police-train-birds-to-take-down-uavs/7132096
  10. Snot-Bot is helping save the whales: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3197623/Could-snotbots-save-whales-Drones-collect-mucus-sprayed-cetaceans-blowholes-hint-stress-levels.html
  11. Drones will be used in Australia to help fight fires and other disasters: https://www.nsw.gov.au/news/drones-take-disasters