- Riots break out after a fake email about coronavirus went viral Thursday 8:59 PM
- Bloomberg edits debate clip to make other Democratic candidates appear speechless Thursday 7:50 PM
- Dad claims YouTube refuses to remove video of daughter’s murder Thursday 6:36 PM
- Video of Kanye leaving Kim in elevator to carry all their bags has people cackling Thursday 6:19 PM
- Orlando Bloom’s tattoo misspelled son’s name because of Pinterest Thursday 5:35 PM
- The Ahi Challenge is the latest dance taking over TikTok Thursday 4:40 PM
- Show criticized for putting rape victim in blackface to protect her identity Thursday 3:42 PM
- Woman becomes viral sensation after iconic ‘Shallow’ subway video Thursday 2:48 PM
- Prettyboyfredo tried to gift a bullied teen some $30,000 Nikes at school—he got detained Thursday 2:13 PM
- ‘Vanderpump Rules’ recap: Wedding bells and blows Thursday 1:50 PM
- A 16-year-old made a ‘meme guide’ to help her dad understand online trends Thursday 1:46 PM
- UCLA drops plans to use facial recognition after student pushback Thursday 1:07 PM
- ‘Star Trek: Picard’ recap, episode 5: ‘Stardust City Rag’ Thursday 12:56 PM
- Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison Thursday 12:45 PM
- New The 1975 music video is full of memes you’ll love Thursday 12:28 PM
GoPro strapped to drone melts after flying into an active volcano
Ever speculated as to what the inside of an erupting volcano looks like? Well wonder no longer, because drone manufacturer DJI has put together a video with the assistance of quadcopter Eric Cheng that really does get up close and personal with one of nature’s most powerful phenomena.
Enduring temperatures so hot the GoPro camera strapped to the drone actually melted, we’re given an awe-inspiring look at the cauldron of molten lava at the heart of Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland.
Sure, it may just be a glorified advert for DJI’s Phantom drones—but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. At the same time, however, we can’t help but feel like DJI has been one-upped slightly by Sam Cossman and George Kourounis. Adrenaline junkies without parallel, the duo attached GoPro cameras to their heads—and then dove into an active volcano.
I think that’s one thrill-seeking excursion I’m going to have to sit out.
Rob Price is a technology and politics reporter who served as the U.K.-based morning editor for the Daily Dot until 2014. He now works as the news editor for Business Insider, and his work has appeared in Vice, Slate, the Washington Post, and the Independent.