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Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella, who served the Vatican in US and Canada, faces 12 years in prison if convicted<p>The Vatican said on Saturday its police had arrested one of its Washington diplomats who is suspected of possessing images of child sexual abuse in the US and Canada.<p>A statement identified …

Child Abuse

Princess Charlotte will make history when the third royal baby arrives

Later this month, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to welcome their third child into the world.<p>While Prince George and Princess Charlotte both have a lot to look forward to with a younger sibling on the way, this birth is especially significant for Princess Charlotte.<p>This is because …

Drones in Firefighting: How, Where and When They're Used

Firefighters are increasingly using drones as a tool to save lives.<p>Justin Heiman/Getty Images<p>Marco MargaritoffView Marco Margaritoff's …

'Lifeguard drones' deployed to help prevent shark attacks in Western Australia

Authorities in Australia have started deploying shark-spotting drones at popular beaches which have already led to the evacuations of two school groups swimming near an eight-foot creature.<p>The drones – painted in red-and-yellow stripes to match the well-known uniform of Australia’s life guards - …

Watch the light-carrying drones that could replace fireworks in the future

Fleets of light-carrying mini drones could replace fireworks as traditional entertainment, according to the boss of Intel's drone group.<p>Anil Nanduri …

‘Sea Hunter,’ a drone ship with no crew, just joined the U.S. Navy fleet

A prototype autonomous ship known as the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV) has officially been transferred to the U.S. Navy from …

Military

Amazon’s delivery drones could hitch rides on trucks to save power

Amazon’s drone delivery plans have been well documented, and while the company might argue that it now has the technology in place to launch such a …

FAA

Drones set a Guinness World Record at the Winter Olympics

More than 1,200 drones lit up the sky at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics.<p>That's a Guinness World Record for the most unmanned drones …

Winter Olympics

Inside the Olympics Opening Ceremony World-Record Drone Show

The opening ceremony of any Olympics provides pageantry at a global scale, a celebration that, at its best, can create moments every bit as indelible …

Drones

Intel’s drone light show never got off the ground for the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

They aired pre-recorded footage anyway.<p>Last-minute “impromptu logistical changes” kept Intel from performing its drone light show live during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But that didn’t stop NBC from airing footage of it for those watching the …

Drone carrying blood samples travels 160 miles in Arizona desert to set new record

Johns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles …

5 Ways Drones Are Changing the World

Hint: It's saving lives.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Those who dream of getting an Amazon package, a prescription drug, or even a beer delivered to their doorsteps via drone might have their wishes fulfilled sooner than expected.<p>The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) …

How Two Police Drones Saved a Woman's Life

An innovative use of the surveillance technology in Virginia offers a reminder that there are often alternatives to confrontation.<p>After years of writing critically about police officers using excessive force and police departments abusing surveillance technology, I couldn’t be happier to relay a …

Law Enforcement

Drone Causes Aircraft Crash for First Time in the US: Report

After numerous reports of illegally flown drones interfering dangerously with airplanes and even denting a US Army helicopter rotor over the past few …

Drones

Louisville Plans to Become First U.S. City to Use Drones to Respond to Gunshots

Louisville, Ky., is vying to become probably the first city in the country to use autonomous drones to respond to the sound of gunfire.The city has …

Amazon, Google, Others Are Developing Private Air-Traffic Control for Drones

Validation tests in conjunction with NASA are slated for the next three months<p>BALTIMORE—The commercial drone industry wants to create a privately funded and operated air-traffic control network, separate from the current federal system, to enable widespread operations at low altitudes.<p>Plans to …

Enterprise Tech

Medical Cargo Could Be The Gateway For Routine Drone Deliveries

One shred of solace that surfaced as hurricanes and tropical storms pummeled Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico last fall was the opportunity to see drones realize some of their life-saving potential.<p>During those disasters unmanned aircraft surveyed wrecked roads, bridges and rail lines. They spotted …

Watch: Amazon's drone delivery system

Amazon and Google are pushing ahead with plans to develop their own air traffic control network for low-level altitudes so their drones can make …

General Electric

Amazon and UPS are betting big on drone delivery

In theory, getting a recent purchase delivered in mere minutes is every consumer's dream.<p>In practice? It's not exactly easy to do.<p>The logistics are complex and intense. The regulatory hurdles are steep and covered with red tape. And like autonomous vehicles, the technology is already capable of the …

Hydrogen-powered drones take flight in Sydney

Heralding a new era of clean technology in the aircraft industry In a world first, a team of researchers from Sydney have successfully powered an …

How New Jersey is trying to become the 'Silicon Valley' for the commercial drone industry : Science : WHYY

In a quiet corner of South Jersey, in a hangar built for the Second World War and stacked with history, a tech company hopes to help build the future.<p>…

Protect your Amazon drone-delivered package? There’s an APP airbag for that

Seven years after Jeff Bezos had the idea of putting an airbag on your smartphone, Amazon’s inventors have kicked it up a notch by patenting a …

Airbags

Four major industries get a new hero as drones get better, faster

Farewell toys. Farewell games. Today’s drones are grown up and ready for work.<p>In just a few years, engineers have built quadcopters and fixed wing drones fit for industry. These commercial-grade drones—officially known as UAVs—can glide through rugged terrains, capture terabytes of data-rich …

Drone Security Company Raises $20M to Down Drones—Using Drones

The drone tech company that uses net-launching UAVs to capture rogue drones has new funding to refine its autonomous drone-identifying …

As Drone Delivery Approaches, Amazon Could Be the Big Winner

The e-commerce giant has been positioning itself for this for years. The payoff could be huge.<p>In 2013, <b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos went on <i>60</i> …

Waving at drones: The wackiest patent image you’ll see today, courtesy of Amazon

This is exactly how I would react if a drone came flying at me.<p>The U.S. Patent Office on Tuesday issued a patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle that …

Intel introduces IoT provisioning solution to help install devices automatically

Chipmaker Intel wants a piece of the growing Internet of Things market and they have developed the Intel Secure Device solution to help companies provision IoT devices in a secure and automated way.<p>Dipti Vachani, vice president and general manager for the Internet of Things Group at Intel, says we …

Internet of Things

Intel used fatal Uber crash footage to show what its self-driving software would do

After a self-driving Uber crashed and killed a woman walking her bike across a Tempe, Arizona, road last week, the technology behind autonomous …

Trump is quietly shifting how major infrastructure projects are funded

<i>Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here.</i><p>Since the beginning of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has been talking about infrastructure and the promise of new roads, railways, tunnels …

Donald Trump

Twitter postpones platform change that would cut off third-party apps

Twitter’s app Sword of Damocles is still hanging<p>The people behind third-party Twitter clients Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings are warning users that their apps could lose important features like push notifications and an auto-refresh timeline in June. The problem is that after June …