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The Lighthouse of La Jument

In 1989, in the midst of a raging storm off the Brittany coast, photographer Jean Guichard circled above the French lighthouse of la Jument (Le Phare de La Jument) in a helicopter, camera in hand to capture the tempes...

Flying Robot Orchestra

Three words – Flying Robot Orchestra. From KMel Robotics: The hexrotors create music in ways never seen before, like playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp. Drums are hit us...

Andres Amador’s Earthscapes: Art that Goes Out with the Tide

In a mix of artistry, geometry, and technology, San Francisco-based Earthscape artist Andres Amador creates massive sketches in the beach sand – sometimes geometric, and sometimes more abstrac...

e-Volo 18-Rotor Volocopter

This is the battery-powered VC200 “volocopter,” a state-of-the-art helicopter prototype by engineers at German start-up e-volo. From Smithsonian Mag:  In the coming year, engineers...

The Seventh Continent

Filmed by Enrico Sacchetti from a helicopter near the Mario Zucchelli Research Station at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, this soaring journey over mountainous white landscapes really reveals both...

Bob Burnquist: Defying gravity with a skateboard

In one of the more astonishing viral videos ever made with a skateboard, watch Bob Burnquist as he demonstrates that, with practice and safety gear, you can perhaps defy gravity. Also, helicopters. via Kottke. Than...

Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter: AHS Sikorsky Prize Flight

 So seeing one of the featured teams finally win the American Helicopter Society (AHS) Sikorsky Prize, after the competition first began in 1980 — 33 years ago — is pretty exciting s...

Human-powered helicopters

Human-powered helicopters, thought-controlled helicopters, and now helicopter-bicycles! From PopSci:  The helicopter-bike is a prototype developed by a team of three Czech companies, which just took it for a five-...

Model helicopter guided by power of thought

Science fiction stories in which pilots control spacecrafts with their minds have become less about fiction and more science. A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed the next step in thoug...

Human-Powered Helicopters: Straight Up Difficult

NPR’s Human-Powered Helicopters: Straight Up Difficult! How difficult? The Sikorsky Prize from the American Helicopter Society has promised $250,000 to anyone that build’s a human-powered heli...

The incredible work of autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire: NYC

New York City by autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire in 2009. Stephen has the amazing talent of drawing city skylines from memory. Having spent only a few hours in a helicopter flying from Brooklyn to the tip of Manh...

On the Brooklyn Bridge

A brief visit to the Brooklyn Bridge and all of the usual cars, taxis helicopters, boats, bikers and pedestrians that you’d find walking along such a monument in NYC. This kind of footage reminds m...

Pu`u O`o lava claims The Lava House

Kilauea’s Pu`u O`o crater has been erupting off and on, with little interruption, since January 3, 1983. In the last few months, it took over a green area called Royal Gardens, where a lone house, a bed and brea...

A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors

Nano quadrotors, helicopters with four rotors, have been developed by the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab. And the small robots are quite incredible, especially in swarms. From cnet:  The quadcopter...