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Bird senses can improve drone navigation

South American oilbirds combine echolocation and extremely sensitive vision to find their way through dark caves. Decoding how they do this could help develop autonomous drones.

This drone will obey a winking eye

Video: Watch the underwater drone that can be guided by facial expressions.

Drones help find lost sheep

Looking for sheep can be done a lot more effectively than today. A drone may be a farmer’s next tool in finding their lost lambs.

Drones discover serious threats to Greenland's ice cap

Danish drones have collected breathtaking video footage of Greenland but the shots documents a deeply concerning development on the ice cap.

The drones of oil

Geologists in Norway are using flying drones with cameras to hunt for oil.

Swedish engineers launch hackable mini-drone

A trio of friends in Sweden has created a miniature helicopter kit with open source code. Users can hack into the drone's software and adapt it to their own needs.

Humans have always caused plant and animal extinctions

Our warming planet is pushing some plant and animals species towards extinction. But there’s actually no such thing as untouched nature — humans have always altered their environment. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our best to protect what’s here now.