The new Predator drone cockpit looks like a dream gaming setup

General Atomics has a new cockpit for their MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers, two of the most common hunt-and-kill drones used by the USAF, capable of destroying basically any ground—and some air—targets. It looks like a dream gaming setup. Heck, it even includes a gamepad (check out that guy's lap.) » 7/17/14 3:49pm 7/17/14 3:49pm

Drone captures beautiful film flying through fireworks

This video—shot from a drone over West Palm Beach, Florida—takes you into the heart of a fireworks display. It almost feels like you are flying between explosions surrounded by colors hundreds of feet above the ground. I thought fireworks couldn't get any better and I was wrong. This is awesome! » 7/04/14 8:43pm 7/04/14 8:43pm

The Navy Has The Ultimate MH370 Search Tool, It's Just Not Operational

While the world is tied up in the mystery of what happened to Malaysian Air Flight 370, testers at Edwards AFB in south central California and at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland are hard at work developing the ultimate tool for solving such a mystery, the Northrop Grumman built MQ-4C Triton. » 3/18/14 5:18pm 3/18/14 5:18pm

Scientists create winged-jellyfish drone…and it's beautiful

Researchers from New York University recently unveiled a drone that "mimics the movements of swimming jellyfish." Designed by Leif Ristroph, an applied mathematician at NYU, the drone was presented at a fluid dynamics conference in Pittsburgh. It's tiny and adorable and I want one. » 1/15/14 11:36pm 1/15/14 11:36pm

What the world must look like to a flying bird (hint: awesome)

Claytonias F. traveled around America the past few months and documented it all with a quadcopter drone, a Phantom and a GoPro. The aerial views of our wonderful country are incredible to us foot worn humans but probably just a normal Wednesday for flying birds. This is probably the closest we'll come to flying. And… » 11/22/13 9:00pm 11/22/13 9:00pm

Climbing Frozen Waterfalls at Night by the Light of a Drone

The work of photographer Thomas Senf is the focus of a short video hosted by The Guardian, documenting the stunning lengths he's gone through to shoot climbers scaling frozen waterfalls at night in the mountains of Norway. The landscape is a like a chandelier lit from within—a reef of glowing ice. » 11/06/13 9:53am 11/06/13 9:53am

Lasers, Drones, and Future Tech on the Front Lines of Archaeology

James Newhard is Director of Archaeology at the College of Charleston, where he works to bring 3D imaging, mobile technology and geographic information systems to a field more popularly associated with shovels and dusty brushes. Gizmodo got in touch with Dr. Newhard to learn how he uses emerging tech to dig deep into… » 10/21/13 2:38pm 10/21/13 2:38pm

A Beautifully Creepy Drone View of Beautifully Vain Los Angeles

Los Angeles flaunts its celebrity and pumps its cleavage and yogas its fitness and bikinis its summer and juices its vapidity and sells its dream better than any city in the world. We've seen beautiful time lapses and showcases of the nightlife of LA before, so here is a deliciously futuristic (and Big Brother-ish)… » 7/20/13 1:00am 7/20/13 1:00am

Sky Fighter: Meet the Man Who Wants to Drone-Proof Your Home

Last week, FBI Director Robert Mueller finally admitted that the Bureau uses drones to carry out surveillance on Americans (say hi!). Meanwhile, the tweens next door are probably spying on you too, watching you pick your nose using a $300 drone they bought on Amazon. UAV use in America—and public anxiety over it—is… » 6/28/13 1:23pm 6/28/13 1:23pm