Drone technology aids in the discovery of a mysterious ancient structure at a military training ground in Israel. Archaeologists used a camera-equipped drone to locate a 2,200-year-old structure in the heart of an Israeli military training area. The structure, which could be a temple or a palace from the ancient Idumean culture, dating back to the Hellenistic period, when Greek influences were strong in the region, has been excavated by a team of experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Different news sources have reported that South Korea is planning to create an army of armed drones to defend itself against a possible attack from its neighbor North Korea. The South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, “Next year we will launch a combat unit with unmanned aircraft, which will serve to change the rules of the game in the wars,” citing a South Korean military official who requested anonymity.
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During the 2017 Miami’s Art Basel, BMW used 300 drones or unmanned vehicles to showcase their latest project: “Franchise Freedom”, produced in collaboration with Studio Drift. The drones flew outside the Faena hotel complex in Miami Beach, choreographed and were meant to resemble a flock of birds. Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta from Studio Drift programmed the drones to mimic a swarm of starlings. The drones were outfitted with lights to make them visible at night and create the dramatic visual experience as shown in the videos below.
From DJI’ Thanksgiving or Black Friday offering, we go right into DJI Winter Holiday offering for the upcoming Christmas and/or Holiday Season. The Chinese drone manufacturer is offering up to 30% discounts on select products as well as a Double DJI Credit. Instead of the normal 1% of the total value, DJI will now give you 2% DJI Credit for any order placed during the Winter Holiday Sale.
Again, DJI has some really good offers, including $100 off the DJI Spark, although our team from 9to5Toys also has a better deal on the Spark at $289, $150 off the DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo, $50 off the Mavic Pro Alpine White Combo, free intelligent flight battery with Phantom 4 Advanced & Pro, $50 off DJI Goggles, $100 off Osmo Mobile & $90 off Osmo+.
Parrot just announced new specials for the upcoming Holiday shopping season.
Most offers come in the form of a discount but this year Parrot also decided to give $50 off of the first 50 orders over $400 with the code: PARROT50400US
Some of the best drone discounts, are on the Parrot Bepop 2 Power Adventurer, Parrot Bebop 2 Power – Pack FPV, Parrot Mambo Mission and Parrot Mambo FPV drones. You will find these and other offers from Parrot here.