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Drone footage shows progress on Ennead Architects’ Shanghai Planetarium

Our latest captioned movie shows drone footage of Ennead Architects’ Shanghai Planetarium as construction progresses.  The planetarium in Lingang near Shanghai, China, will include a 78 foot-high solar telescope as well as a youth observation camp and observatory.  Installation of the exterior aluminium cladding will commence later this year, with the project on track to open to

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Trailer revealed for Dezeen documentary showing how drones will change cities

Dezeen has launched a trailer for ELEVATION, a forthcoming film exploring how transport, deliveries, construction and architecture will be transformed by drones. The 90-second trailer was launched today in Hong Kong, at the Great Festival of Innovation, as part of a conference session about the future of travel. It reveals snippets of interviews with architects,

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Walmart files patent for autonomous robot bees

US supermarket giant Walmart is seeking to patent technology that would see drones pollinate crops like bees. The patent application, filed with the United States earlier this month, reveals that the company is looking to revolutionise farming processes with the use of robotic alternatives to bees. The document outlines plans for a system of “one or

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Little Ripper drone saves two teenage swimmers in world-first rescue

This captioned movie shows the Little Ripper, a rescue drone belonging to coastguard services in New South Wales in Australia, which saved two teenage swimmers stuck in a rip current by dropping an inflatable rescue pod down to them. The rescue has been hailed as the first of its kind. The drone’s operators claim that

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