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Drone may refer to:

In nature:

In vehicles: Blue-Russian drone honeybees drinking. ... Suborder Apocrita See text for explanation. ... Subfamilies Aenictogitoninae Agroecomyrmecinae Amblyoponinae (incl. ...

In fiction: UAVs in a hangar An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a pilotless aircraft, controlled either remotely or flown autonomously, used for a number of missions, including reconnaissance and attack roles. ... Variety of ROVs: Work Class, General, Mini Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) is the common accepted name for tethered underwater robots in the offshore industry. ... Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) are robotic platforms that are used as an extension of human capability. ...

  • A member of the Drones Club in P. G. Wodehouse's novels
  • A humanoid that has been assimilated by the Borg in the fictional Star Trek universe
  • Drone, an episode of Star Trek: Voyager
  • Drone Weapon, similar to a guided missile, in the Stargate universe
  • Three robotic helpers in the movie Silent Running, named Huey, Dewey and Louie
  • In the novel The Traveller, the term drones describes a class of citizens that have become exhausted
  • In the Walt Disney production "The Black Hole"
  • Detective Drone, the hero of Victorian crime stories
  • A Zerg worker unit in Starcraft
  • In the psychological thriller Bug, as described in the film's tagline is First they send in their drone... then they find their queen.

In music: The fictional Drones Club, located in Dover Street, London, (where a real club, the Arts Club, is based) was created by English comic novelist P. G. Wodehouse. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Drone is an episode from the fifth season of Star Trek: Voyager. ... A single inactive Drone Weapon being analyzed. ... For other uses, see Silent Running (disambiguation). ... The Traveler is a 2005 novel by John Twelve Hawks, which impressed some (but not all) critics. ... Maximillian from The Black Hole The Black Hole is a 1979 science fiction movie directed for Walt Disney Productions by Gary Nelson. ... Detective Edward Drone was a reoccurring character in many late Victorian British crime novels. ... A Zerg Hydralisk The Zerg are a vaguely insectoid race in the StarCraft universe. ... “Starcraft” redirects here. ... Bug is an American psychological thriller film ready for release in 2007 from Lionsgate. ...

  • Drone (music), a continuous note or chord
  • The part of various musical instruments (such as the bagpipe) that produce the drone sound
  • A bumbass, a folk instrument sometimes called a drone
  • Drone music, a music style or genre related to background music and ambient music
  • Drone Records, a record label
  • "Drones," a song by Rise Against

See also; In music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout much or all of a piece, sustained or repeated, and most often establishing a tonality upon which the rest of the piece is built. ... A bagpipe performer in Amsterdam. ... The bumbass was a folk instrument used throughout Europe. ... Drone music, also known as drone-based music, drone ambient or ambient drone, dronescape or dronology, and sometimes simply as drone, is a musical style that emphasizes the use of sustained sounds, notes, or tones-clusters – called drones. ... Drone Records is an independent record label from Germany specialising in drone/ambient/noise music. ... Rise Against is a melodic hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, USA, consisting of four members, Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (bass guitar), Brandon Barnes (drums), and Zach Blair (guitar). ...

  • The Drones, a rock group from Melbourne, Australia

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Drone Records (231 words)
DRONE RECORDS is especially focused on atmospheric music that has a certain 'mind-challenging' character, thus supporting the sensibility of the human senses.
DRONE RECORDS is a label-project and mailorder-service for mainly atmospheric & experimental music, based in Bremen, Germany.
Drone Records works only on a restricted level / is closed from Sept.11 - Sept. 25 !
Drone - LoveToKnow 1911 (677 words)
The drone consists of a jointed pipe having a cylindrical bore and usually terminating in a bell.
In the union pipes the drones are separate pipes having keys played by the elbow, which correspond to the sliders in the musette drone and produce the same kind of harmonic bass.
The modern Egyptian arghool consists of a kind of clarinet with a drone attached to it by means of waxed thread; in this case the beating reed of the drone is set in vibration directly by the breath of the performer, who takes both mouthpieces into his mouth, without the medium of a wind reservoir.
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