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Empire Unmanned seeing green with ag industry’s vast potential - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Being at the forefront of a new industry gives Empire Unmanned the opportunity to tap into a market teeming with possibility.<p>It also allows the …

Hello World. PRENAV Releases Video of the World's Most Precise Commercial Drone System - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

<i>Bay Area Startup Snags $1.2M in Seed Funding to Develop a Precision Drone System with Centimeter-Level Accuracy for Infrastructure Inspection</i><p>San …

The five best movie scenes shot using drones

In 2004, before personal action cameras were considered a class of consumer photography products, a little startup called GoPro released its first …

Film Festivals

Formula FPV London Charity Event Sunday September 13th

WHATS IT ALL ABOUT?<p>Imagine if you could climb on board one of these tiny 250mm race quads, taking control and flying at over 60mph around a purpose …

Drone can stay in the air for two days to spot fish poachers

Fishing companies might soon launch drones to keep an eye out for poachers and hunt for specific types of fish. Aerovel has begun manufacturing its Flexrotor drones with the fishing industry in mind. These $200,000 UAVs can take off and touch down vertically using their two-bladed propellers, so …

Why Risk Lives With a Drone When You Can Rent an Ace Pilot?

Equipped with the right camera, drones can capture mesmerizing fly-by videos and bird's-eye-view photos. But there’s a big problem with that, and it …

Solar-Powered UAV Succeeds in Flying 14 Km above Sea Level - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Cho Jin-young<p>A locally-developed high-altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully flown in the stratosphere. As a result, …

Incredible drone footage of a flowing lava river

It looks like a giant fire scaled dragon snaking its body across the scorched Earth. Or like the fire brick road that leads you into Mordor. Any way …

Here Comes the World's First International Drone Film Fest

Independent films have Sundance. Foreign films, Cannes. And for the ascending field of unmanned aerial filmmaking, there is now San Francisco's …

Meet the 15-Year-Old Prodigy Dominating Drone Fight Club (Video)

Welcome to the Game of Drones.<p>Kyle Ettinger is one of the most feared pilots in the emerging world of drone combat — despite being half the age of most of his rivals.<p>The 15-year-old picked up his first quadcopter a little more than two years ago, but quickly discovered a passion for battle at a …

Drone racing like ‘a real-life video game’ - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

<b>By:</b> Laurent Bastien Corbeil<p>Forget package delivery. Drone owners have found a much more thrilling use for their radio-controlled flying machines: …

Drones

The world’s smallest drone gets ready to take flight

Drones have gone from geeky dream to mainstream gadget in a shockingly brief amount of time. The remote-controlled airborne devices were once …

The Daily Startup: Skycatch Lands $22M for Drone Development - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Drone developer <b>Skycatch Inc.</b> has landed$22 million in new funding, Lora Kolodny reports for Dow Jones VentureWire. The company is still raising its …

FAA bans drones for Pope's visit

The Federal Aviation Administration is banning the use of nonmilitary drones during the Pope's scheduled visit to Philadelphia in September.<p>The …

Flying Robots Replace Oil Roughnecks - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

“We decided to focus on oil and gas because the barriers to entry are very high, but there are real problems to be solved and the economics were …

Drones

Only 80 out of 4,000 drones are licensed by users

Just 80 out of 4,000 drone users here are licensed to fly them – as the number of drones in use here continues to rise.<p>The figures were revealed as …

Will drone racing fly as a sport?

Imagine careening through the forest chasing Stormtroopers on speeder bikes as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia did in a famous scene from "Star Wars," flying around trees and ducking under branches.<p>A group of drone operators created that sensation for Internet viewers when they recently raced …

In spite of bad press, drones useful to biologists

Drones have been getting some bad press in Canada recently, but biologists say, properly used, they are important for collecting information about …

Wildlife

Sony to Offer Commercial Drone Services Starting 2016

Sony Corp. plans to offer commercial drone services targeting the construction, logistics and agriculture industries from the first half of next year.<p>…

DJI's Phantom 3 has its biggest rival in Yuneec's 4K Typhoon drone

We'd understand if you're not familiar with Yuneec; we've only written about its products twice. However, it's fairly well-known in the quadcopter world, and best described as a direct rival to DJI. When I reviewed DJI's 4K Phantom 3 Professional drone ($1,259), a reader asked if we could compare …

British Navy Warship Tests a 3-D-Printed Drone at Sea - MIT Technology Review

On Tuesday this week, the Royal Navy ship HMS <i>Mersey</i> launched something unusual from its gun deck off England’s southern coast—a cheap drone made …

Royal Navy

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use.<p>It’s safe to …

Drones

The Former US Military Top-Brass Working for Companies Profiting from Drone Warfare

There's a revolving door between the US army and the companies paid multi-million dollar contracts to support drone warfare.<p>Generals and other top military staff who ran the US "Drone Wars" in the Middle East now work for the top drone firms, with lucrative positions at private contractors holding …

Predator Drone Maker Flying Spy Missions For the Pentagon

The U.S. mil­it­ary wants to boost its drone pres­ence by 50 per­cent in four years, and it’s hir­ing help. Gen­er­al Atom­ics, maker of the …

Military

These are the 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological development.<p>ARPANET, one of the internet's most important precursors, was a Pentagon project while most of the technology in an iPhone originated with the US Department of Defense.<p>Just as smart gadgets have …

Military

US Navy 3D Prints Custom Drone for Potential Specialized Missions

The U.S. Navy has a multitude of weapons at its disposal. They include some of the most advanced and experimental weapons in the world, like the …

Drones