Berkeley researchers design self-folding in-flight drone arms

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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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NUAIR gets approval to expand BVLOS fights in drone corridor

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) says it has gotten approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights over a vastly expanded 35-mile swath of New York’s UAS Test Site drone corridor.

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DARPA launches Phase Two of Manta Ray UUV maritime drone project

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is getting creative with its drone development by awarding Phase Two contracts to produce uncrewed underwater vehicles (UUV) that hostile forces might well ignore as nothing more than manta rays. Because that’s just what they’re designed to look like.

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Skydio 2 drones again slashed to Black Friday sale prices

California-based drone manufacturer Skydio is giving shoppers who missed the company’s Black Friday mega-sale a second chance by again offering its virtually crash-proof Skydio 2 drone at a steeply reduced $949.

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Will wood pulp one day replace lithium-ion batteries in drones?

Might processed wood become a power source replacement for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles like drones and cars? Despite the skepticism of many scientists, one Japanese paper company thinks trees have the potential to do just that.

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Online drone deals abound with only 14 shopping days left

With only two weeks left before Christmas, DroneDJ figured it was time to make another round of the main sites selling drones and take note of any nice sale prices still to be had. What follows is our best-of list of discounts still out there with only 14 shopping days left.

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