Hummingbird drone on the cover of Time

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Earlier this year, I posted about AeroVironment's hummingbird drone, a palm-sized spy plane outfitted with a video camera. (Yes, it's a project for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). Recently, photographer Jamie Chung spent more than two weeks photographing the Hummingbird for the cover of Time Magazine's current "Invention Issue." Says Chung, "It’s crazy to think something so pretty is used for something so dangerous." Unfortunately, the Time article, titled "The 50 Best Inventions," is behind a silly paywall. "Behind the Cover: Jamie Chung on Photographing the Hummingbird Drone" (Thanks, Tom Kalil!)