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The Anti-Drone Business Is About to Take Off

Companies Like DroneShield are here to fulfill all of your anti-UAV needs<p>Drones are quickly moving from exotic military technology to mass market gadget thanks to companies such as DJI and 3D Robotics, which sell small but sophisticated unmanned aircraft that nearly any amateur can pilot. But the …

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Google to start testing solar-powered Internet drones

TORONTO – Google is gearing up to test its solar-powered drone project – dubbed “Project Titan” – sometime this year as part of its continued efforts …

Now we know how Amazon’s crazy drone delivery service will work

A newly published patent has shed some more light on Amazon’s ambitious “Prime Air” initiative. Originally unveiled in late 2013, Amazon Prime Air is …

Hydrogen-powered Hycopter quadcopter could fly for 4 hours at a time

When people suggest possible uses for electric multicopter drones, it frequently seems like they're forgetting something – presently, most such …

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Cayman Islands and Tayzu Robotics to Open Commercial Autonomous Drone Testing Facility

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the latest in the</i> <i>Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series</i><i>, which profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on using drones, UAVs and remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that</i> <i>Kike</i> <i>learns about during his travels.</i><p>Aerial …

Home-made quadcopter capable of firing pistol at least four times while airborne posted on YouTube<p>A video of a home-made drone firing what appears to be a pistol has been posted onto YouTube.<p>The video, which cannot be independently verified by the Guardian, appears to show a small calibre handgun …

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Maryland Mall Resembles Apocalyptic Scene in Drone Video

With escalators torn to shreds, pipes hanging limp like dead branches, and dirt and grime layering over the entire premises, Montgomery County's White Flint Mall resembles something out of an apocalyptic scene. On his Youtube account, Mike Purks posted the above video, captured from a drone before …

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There is a new megatrend in the oil and gas industry

From serious applications like warfare to more quirky ones like pizza delivery, the world is still clearly just starting to figure out how drones can profitably be used. That background makes the recent chatter about the opportunity for drone use in commercial oil and gas applications a very …

Drones Keep Firefighters From Saving Burning Cars in California Wildfire

A wildfire tore through Southern California’s Cajon Pass yesterday, crossing a freeway and engulfing a number of cars in its path. Now authorities …

Watch the First Government-Approved Drone Delivery

The timing was ironic, happening the same day drones interfered with rescue helicopters in California.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration banned drones from distance delivery in February, but it made an exception on Friday.<p>Drones from the private company Flirtey carried medicine to a health clinic …