Okay, those new 'dead bird' drone designs are utterly terrifying

With mysterious unmanned craft occupying the headlines of late, you might think the last thing we need are drones that are harder to detect. It's been suggested that spy devices have been flying all over the place for years with nobody noticing, so what hope would there be if they looked like something you'd expect to see in the sky – birds, for example?

And yet it turns out that scientists are working on a way to create just that kind of nightmare scenario. Researchers at New Mexico Tech disguising unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) using part of taxidermised birds. Big white balloons look hugely conspicuous in comparison. Turns out real life is just as creepy as the metaverse.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.