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​The Tesla Model S doesn't have onboard navigation in China

Take a Tesla Model S for a spin in the US or Europe, and you'll have the help of a integrated navigation system to help you find your way. In China, you'll have to unfold a traditional, paper map. Local drivers are learning that the country's aversion to Google services keeps Tesla from employing …

Parrot's New Bebop Drone Can Do Amazing Things

In the emerging world of consumer drones, the most important company in the world happens to be a French one, Parrot, which was formerly best known …

From Filmmakers to Farmers, Everyone Is Lobbying for Drones

Drone aircraft photography won an Academy Award this year for technical achievement and is increasingly beckoning Hollywood studios seeking dramatic …

Something's Fishy About That Drone-Plane Near Miss in Florida

We know very little about what happened in Tallahassee, but sources say the FAA is already using it to create uncertainty for commercial drones.<p>A QF-4 unmanned fighter jet. Image: USAF<p>Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that, back in March, a US Airways jet nearly collided with …

Parrot’s Bebop Drone boasts 1080p video, range over a mile, Oculus compatability

Previous Next<p>1 of 8<p><i>Updated November 20: The Bebop kits will sell for $499 for the basic kit and $899 for the SkyController kit. Both include the</i> …

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Are flying camera drones legal? Here are the basics you should know before takeoff

As aerial drones become more popular with both professionals and hobbyists, we can also expect the number of law enforcement-related incidents to …

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Parrot Releases the Bebop Drone Complete with 14MP Camera and Oculus Rift Support

Camera drones and their accompanying photographic capabilities are consistently getting upgrades in hopes of pushing aerial photography and …

FAA considering streamlined approval process for small drones

U.S. aviation regulators said they are considering a streamlined approval process for flights of small unmanned drones for filmmaking, utilities inspections, farming and other low-risk operations.<p>With the first regulation allowing commercial drone flights at least a year away, the Federal Aviation …

Drones will fill the sky

Drones are everywhere.<p>Consider that just in the past few days, a Federal Aviation Administration official revealed that in March a US Airways passenger jet nearly collided with a small-unmanned aircraft that looked similar to an F-4 Phantom jet and was flying above 2,000 feet over Florida. These …

Flying drone meets 3D printer, buzzwords hit critical mass

It's almost like someone played buzzword bingo in the creation of the flying 3D printer drone, but it could have some pretty cool applications in the real world. Created by a team led by Dr Mirko Kovac of the Imperial College of London's Department of Aeronautics, it's inspired by birds.<p>More …

Hollywood and Amazon want to free the drones

There's a growing drone lobby in Washington, and its members are coming from all over. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, movie studios have been seeing drone regulations as an important issue, as access to them could allow for aerial photography to be done with less expense. "I would say it’s a priority for …

U.S. mulling drones to aid Nigeria search — Immigration debate collides with defense legislation — Medal of Honor ceremony today

<i>With Leigh Munsil and Jeremy Herb</i><p><b>U.S. CONSIDERS SENDING SURVEILLANCE DRONES TO NIGERIA, reports The Washington Post’s Anne Gearan and Ernesto Londoño:</b> “The Obama administration is conducting surveillance flights over Nigeria in the search for more than 250 abducted schoolgirls and is considering …

Parrot Bebop Drone

In the emerging world of consumer drones the latest offering is by Parrot, makers of low-cost, easy-to-fly quadricopters. The Bebop Drone is a …

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Nine facts about armed drones

Here are nine reasons to think armed drones are going to be an increasingly common feature of warfare:<p>Bergen: Armed drones are key to future of warfare<p><b>1.</b> Given the relatively low costs of drones -- already much cheaper than the costs of a fighter jet and of training a fighter jet pilot -- armed …

Drone and Airliner Nearly Collide in Florida, Pushes FAA to Expedite UAV Regulations

While the FAA is yet to receive the full legal authority over the regulation of drones or UAVs or quadcopters or whatever you want to call them, a …

The FAA Knew a Commercial Drone Pilot Broke No Laws, Fined Him $10K Anyway

An internal investigation found that Raphael Pirker violated no on-the-books regulations.<p>Raphael Pirker and his drone. Image: Team Blacksheep<p>Internal Federal Aviation Administration documents show that the result of an agency investigation determined commercial drone pilot Raphael Pirker violated …

Consulting Firm Plans to Offer 'Drone as a Service' Option

On May 12, a strategic consulting firm called 32 Advisors announced the creation of a drone subsidiary it calls Measure. Rather than build or sell …

U.S. Deploys Drones in Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

The United States has deployed drones to Nigeria to help search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram, officials …

Pentagon using drone, surveillance aircraft in Nigeria

The U.S. military is flying some of its most advanced spy planes in search of the girls kidnapped by militants in Nigeria, according to a senior defense official.<p>The high-flying drone, Global Hawk, has been joined by MC-12 Liberty aircraft, which have pilots and a crew, to vacuum up images and …

Hagel: U.S. Drones Searching For Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the U.S. is using surveillance drones to try to locate more than 270 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria.<p>"We are now providing unmanned reconnaissance intelligence over Nigeria and we'll continue to do that," Hagel told reporters in Saudi Arabia at …

The New Spy Drone Marines Can Fling Into the Air

The RQ-21A Blackjack can take off and land from a small area on the battlefield, giving soldiers new flexibility for gathering reconnaissance.<p><b>The newest Navy Marine Corps UAV</b> can take off and land from a small area on the battlefield, where its customizable payload of sensors will give Marines the …

Parrot Bebop Drone

Let's face it: as cool as drones are, all most of us really want to do with them is shoot video and photos. Which is why they created the Parrot …

The First International Contest for Aerial Photos by Drones

Human Journey<p>A view of Niagara Falls from a drone. Photograph courtesy Dronestagram, by user kolibik-foto.<p>In partnership with <i>National Geographic France</i>, the social network Dronestagram, which specializes in photos and videos captured by drone hobbyists, will host a competition from May 15 to June …

Drones Aren't Helping Job Creation in Wales

Yet another reason to dislike drones.<p><i>MoD Aberporth from above. (Photo via)</i><p>Schoolchildren in West Wales are told they have a choice of sorts and it goes a little something like this: farmer, fisherman, drunk, drone pilot.<p>Some follow in their father’s footsteps, trying to make a living off the …

What happens if a drone gets sucked into a passenger jet engine

Last week’s near-collision between a hobby drone and a passenger aircraft portends what could happen as the sky gets a lot more crowded. And the nightmare scenario that has people concerned about drones is that one of them flies too close to a passenger jet and gets sucked into an engine.<p>Pilots …

South Koreans mistake part of a port-o-potty door for a North Korean drone

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Expedition 39 Crew Returns to Earth After Six Months on Station

The Soyuz carrying the station's Expedition 39 crew back to Earth landed in Kazakhstan at 9:58 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

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Pregnant Christian Woman in Sudan Sentenced to Death for Apostasy

World<p>A pregnant woman in Sudan was sentenced to death by hanging Thursday because she refused to renounce Christianity for Islam, a leading human rights group said, in a case that has drawn international condemnation.<p>Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who is eight months pregnant, was convicted under the …