Magic in the skies: Disney Springs Christmas drone show Play

Magic in the skies: Disney Springs Christmas drone show

Walt Disney resorts and parks have collaborated with Intel to create a new type of entertainment for their guests; aerial drone shows, which are to take place across the holiday season. The show will mark the U.S. public debut of the Intel Shooting Star drone, which is a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specifically designed for entertainment purposes such as festivals, air and light shows. Nov 17, 2016
At least 16 arrests made at Anti-Trump protest in New York Play

At least 16 arrests made at Anti-Trump protest in New York

New York police arrested at least 16 people as protesters gathered late on 9 November at one of Donald Trumps hotels in Manhattan. Chanting slogans and holding placards, the several-hundred strong crowd were venting their disapproval at the reality show host and real estate developer being voted the 45th president of the United States. Similar protests were held in other major cities across America. Nov 10, 2016
How drones are being used in the fight against poachers Play

How drones are being used in the fight against poachers

Zimbabwe and Malawi have started using South African drones to combat poaching. As part of the Air Shepherd program, Drone Solutions is providing drones to national parks that use live infrared footage to track poachers and help guide ground teams. Elephants and rhinos are hunted for their ivory and horns and can have their tusks hacked off while they are still alive or are simply killed for them. Elephant populations fell at least 30% between 2007 and 2014, whilst around 1,000 rhinos are killed each year to supply demand for rhino horn. Oct 18, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3bn towards curing all diseases

The two founders of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to cure, prevent or manage all disease within our childrens lifetime. Investments will include a bioscience research centre, called the Biohub, and plans for a chip to diagnose diseases, continuous bloodstream monitoring and a map of cell types in the body. Sep 22, 2016

Attaching shark teeth to saw blades shows why they are shaped differently

A study sought to understand why shark teeth are shaped differently and what biological advantages various shapes have by testing their performance under realistic conditions. The researchers from the University of Washington attached different shark teeth to a saw and attempted to cut through a hunk of salmon at the same speed a shark would devour its prey. Sep 9, 2016

China planning $1.5bn theme park that will take visitors to space in weather balloons

A large Chinese entrepreneurial investor is keen to get the jump on Virgin Galactic and launch trips to the edge of space using weather balloons from China. KuangChi Science has announced plans to invest ¥10m (yuan - $1.5m, £1.12m) into developing a futuristic theme park in Hangzhou province called Future Valley, which comes with a series of rides aiming to let people experience what it would feel like to be an astronaut in space. Sep 7, 2016