Can hackers seize control of your DJI drone with this trick?

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Michigan State University “hackers” say they have discovered a serious security vulnerability in drone camera systems through which an attacker can seize control of an aircraft from its pilot. So, is your DJI drone at risk?

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Berkeley researchers design self-folding in-flight drone arms

Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a drone whose hinged arms can fold themselves from horizontal to vertical position in order to pass through tight spaces or carry light objects.

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Wait, why is NASA flying drones in dense fog?

If you’re a drone pilot, you likely know there are certain risks you take on when flying through a fog. In some circumstances, the fog may trigger the drone’s obstacle avoidance sensors or prevent it from descending because the aircraft starts to think of the fog as a landing spot. Then, why on earth are NASA engineers flying drones in fog so thick, you can’t see three feet in front of you?

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Students develop lifesaving defibrillator drone for cardiac arrest victims

In Germany, about 75,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest every year – and only 11% survive. This survival rate is linked directly to an ambulance’s response time and early defibrillation. But with ambulances taking nine to 15 minutes on average to reach a rural area, and more remote areas being completely inaccessible by road, a team of students decided to come up with a means of faster intervention. Enter, a remote-controlled rescue drone with a defibrillator on board.

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Research establishes protocol for drone elephant observation

One of the most burning questions DroneDJ readers have is also one most pilots are eventually confronted with: What’s the best way of flying drones to observe wild elephants without disturbing them? Thanks to researchers, the world now has the answer.

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Watch this falcon-esque drone perch and carry objects like a bird [VIDEO]

Inspired by the feet and legs of the peregrine falcon, a team of engineers at Stanford University has created robotic talons that when attached to a drone enable the flying machine to perch and carry objects like a bird.

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