Barry Craig taped a Superman action figure to a DJI Phantom 3 drone – lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video – and decided to fly it over Victoria Park in London. This is probably as close as you’ll get to a bird’s eye view of what the superhero sees during actual flights, complete with music from the official Superman soundtrack. “Londoners spending their days in Victoria Park should rest a little easier knowing that Superman is looking out for them, anyway,” says Fast Company. In related news, continue reading for a video of Boeing’s new drone-destroying laser.
“Boeing has revealed a radical new laser weapon small enough to fit into a suitcase – but poweful enough to blast a drone out of the sky. The company’s new Compact Laser Weapon System (LWS) breaks down into four parts, each transportable by one or two Marines. It can be assembled in 15 minutes, and then destroy targets from up to 22 miles away with an an energy beam of up to 10 kilowatts,” reports Mail Online.