In just 16 days XKCD author Randall Munroe releases a new book titled How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems. He’s just released an excerpt from the chapter “How to Catch a Drone,” in which he actually enlisted the assistance of tennis star Serena Williams.
An anonymous reader writes:
Serena and her husband Alexis just happened to have a DJI Mavic Pro 2 with a broken camera — and Munroe asked her to try to smash it with tennis balls. “My tentative guess was that a champion player would have an accuracy ratio around 50 when serving, and take 5-7 tries to hit a drone from 40 feet. (Would a tennis ball even knock down a drone? Maybe it would just ricochet off and cause the drone to wobble! I had so many questions.)
“Alexis flew the drone over the net and hovered there, while Serena served from the
Original URL: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/gnzOsNs_0uk/xkcd-author-challenges-serena-williams-to-attack-a-drone