The boys have gone out hawking. The year is 500 A.D., give or take, when young men of a certain social class fly hawks for sport. One of these boys belongs to that class: his father is a knight, and he will grow up to be one, too. His name is Kay. The other boy will grow up to be a king, but he doesn’t know that yet. For now, he is Kay’s inferior: younger, a
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Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Throughout the Middle East, falcons have been flown for hunting and sport for thousands of years. But devotees of this ancient tradition in the United Arab Emirates have brought falconry into the technological age. As Gizmodo reports, falconers in Abu Dhabi are using drones in the form quadcopters to train