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Marines to test drone-killing laser Humvees by 2016

Marines to test drone-killing laser Humvees by 2016

Military Humvees with lasers capable of shooting down drones should be ready for field-testing by 2016, preparing for a new age of warfare where unmanned, remotely-controlled weapons platforms attack from the skies. The Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move program (GBAD) aims to equip US Marines with highly portable anti-drone weapon systems, significantly miniaturized versus the lasers the US Navy will test on battleships later this year.

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DJI Spreading Wings S900 makes light work of heavy equipment

DJI Spreading Wings S900 makes light work of heavy equipment

DJI, makers of the popular Phantom personal drones, had a problem. How can it make its more professional Spreading Wings drone more powerful, able to lift heavier video recording equipment and drone parts without dragging the robot down? Fortunately for DJI, it also found an answer, and that answer can be found in each of the Spreading Wings S900's six arms.

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Rim light photography? Not a problem for this drone

Rim light photography? Not a problem for this drone

Soon, professional photographers might have a use for these fancy personal drones that are becoming popular among hobbyists today. A joint research group from MIT and Cornell University are developing a kind of drone that will assist photographers by providing them with the perfect light, even in the most difficult requirements, like rim light.

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