Quadrocopter fleet stuns Londoners with giant hovering Star Trek logo (video)

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Quadrocopter fleet stuns Londoners with giant hovering Star Trek logo (video)

Before quadrocopters become Skynet's roaming recon fleet, they'll begrudgingly entertainus, and in a recent promotional enterprise, a swarm braved the London "spring" to remind us of the imminent launch of Star Trek: Into Darkness. Over the weekend, drone masters Ars Electronica Futurelab sent a party of 30 LED-tagged AscTec Hummingbirds halfway to Hoth, and used the relative darkness of Earth Hour to set an approximately 300-foot high Star Trek logo twinkling over Tower Bridge. A video of the event can be found below, complete with epic music and movie cut-scenes sure to send even the most Vulcan of trekkers to sickbay with hysteria. If anyone behind the promotion is reading -- please, whatever you do, just don't give them phasers.

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