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Coming in all shapes and sizes, from tiny quad-copters to gargantuan solar-powered fixed-wing designs, drones are set to transform our lives in myriad ways. Having already made a huge impact in the military, numerous companies and research teams are exploring the commercial and civilian applications of unmanned aircraft – from autonomous sky-faring taxis to swarms of battlefield-ready flying robots.

Red Bull launches into drone racing

​Drone racing has risen quickly from dodgy meet-ups in abandoned warehouses to claiming some of the limelight on ESPN. Red Bull is now the latest big name to throw its weight behind the sport, hosting its first drone racing tournament over the weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria.

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