Transmissions

DRONES

Drag Racing With a DIY Drone Engineer

In this episode of Transmissions, Motherboard follows bedroom drone engineer Zoe Stumbaugh as she attempts to build the fastest drone in the world.
Erik Franco
9.14.17
Snowbots

Watch These Self-Driving Snowplows Battle to Remove the Most Snow

Ice cold.
Samantha Cole
3.1.17
videos

Inside the Arctic Seed Vault Designed to Save Humanity From Extinction

Take a tour of the 'Noah's Ark' of agricultural diversity, designed to safely store over 4.5 million crop samples.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.11.16
video

Partying With Dr. NakaMats, the World's Most Prolific Inventor

He held his 88th birthday celebration in a freight elevator. Now see how he plans to live to 144, while treating his own cancer.
Lara Heintz
10.19.16
Luxury Week

What It's Like to Use VR to Buy Multimillion Dollar Real Estate

A new startup is using VR to help property owners buy luxury real estate.
Ankita Rao
9.30.16
Uber Earth

This Lot in Brooklyn Shows What Uber Did to NYC More Clearly than Any Statistic

Uber's autonomous fleet of cabs isn't here yet, but the residential streets of Greenpoint are already lined with unused yellow cabs.
Erik Franco
5.27.16
NYC

On the Front Lines of New York City's War on Rats

A new pest control program is showing signs of success, but here the rats still rule.
Adrianne Jeffries
9.23.15
videos

DARPA's Robot Challenge Was Like a State Fair Set 50 Years in the Future

Cotton candy? Check. The distinct smell of livestock? Check. Advanced semi-autonomous robots? Check.
Brian Anderson
6.30.15
videos

A Crowdfunded UAV Is Helping Ukraine’s Bootstrapped Army

The People’s Project are a volunteer group crowdfunding everything from tanks, uniforms and drones for Ukraine’s Army.
Emiko Jozuka
6.18.15
Features

Drone Racing, 'Star Wars'-Style, in the Snowy Bronx

Meet the gearheads trying to make first person view drone racing a new sport.
Jason Koebler
2.10.15
Features

Inside the Chinese Bitcoin Mine That's Grossing $1.5M a Month

Watch Motherboard's rare look inside one of China's biggest bitcoin factories.
Erik Franco
2.6.15
videos

Dive-Bombing Drone Confronts Goose Poop Head On

While Predator drones drop missiles on suspected terrorists, this Canadian drone maker dive bombs packs of pesky, pooping geese.
Ben Makuch
11.19.14
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