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Some DJI Matrice 200 drones are falling out of the sky

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An Ingenious Drone that Could Save Lives!

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In the unfortunate event of an earthquake, the aftermath can be filled with unparalleled amounts of fear, compromised safety and frantic confusion, as the rush to locate survivors within the 72-hour period, or Golden Time, is carried out! As each hour passes after the 72-hour mark, the person’s chances of surviving dramatically plummets, so locating, and safely extracting them from the situation is vital!

The award-winning B Drone concept aims to dramatically increase the speed at which survivors are located. Rather than being a singular large drone, housed within its body are four far smaller drones, where their compact size allows them to fly through tight, otherwise inaccessible, spaces to locate survivors. This allows for large areas of ground to be covered far quicker than on foot or with a singular drone, in order to locate all victims of the earthquake within the 72-hours, and in turn, increase their chances of survival.

Designer: Sohn JeongHwan

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You Won’t Need a Broomstick to Catch This Harry Potter Snitch Drone

One of the things that fans of the Harry Potter books and films remember the most is the game of Quidditch that the wizards play. Harry got to be the Seeker and tried to catch the Golden Snitch to win the game for his team. Fans of the films and books will want to grab one of these Golden Snitch drones.

The body of this compact drone looks like the Golden Snitch from the movie, but it flies much more slowly. It’s held aloft by counter-rotating blades sticking out of its top, but also has flapping wings to make it look like the Snitch in the film. Check it out in the video below:

The coolest feature is that it has proximity sensors, and when it detects your hand it will fly away when hovering in place. It also has a remote control that allows the user to control speed and altitude. Harry Potter’s Golden Snitch Drone is available via Hammacher Schlemmer for $39.95.

Uber’s drone-based food delivery could begin in 2021

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