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This futuristic jet takes off vertically so you can keep it in your backyard

Made by XTI Aircraft, the personal jet could change the way people travel with its ability to take off and land vertically.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:<p><b>The jet is equipped with three ducted fans that allow it to lift off and land vertically. That means you could stash this plane on a helipad near</b> …

Aviation

Drone footage of aurora over Iceland is just what your weekend needs

Maybe it's unreasonably hot where you live, like it is here. Maybe you just smashed your phone screen on a sidewalk (and you KNEW you should have …

Iceland

DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform.<p>The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal just before the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to implement new rules governing commercial and …

SaaS

Report: Most drone accidents caused by the tech and not the operator

If you believe the hype, we're mere minutes from having hot meals delivered by drone. That's why it's concerning we know so little about drone accidents and what causes them.<p>A team of academics in Australia have tried to remedy that lack of information. Led by Graham Wild, a senior lecturer in …

Drones

Parrot's $1,299 Fixed-Wing Disco Drone Is Ready to Fly

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Parrot's fixed-wing Disco drone caught our eye when we spotted it at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. In fact, …

Disco

Festo's Fantastical Flying Robots

At the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., Festo, a German industrial automation company, brought along some of its incredible …

Robotics

DroneDeploy

<b>Getting Started</b><p>Frequently Asked Questions<br>• Onboarding with DroneDeploy<br>• What Do I Need to Start Mapping?<p>View All 9<p><b>Capturing Data</b><p>Making Successful …

Firmware

aerial acuity

FAA Dramatically Reduces Restrictions on Commercial Drones<p>FAA Dramatically Reduces Restrictions on Commercial Drones<p>What the new regulation means for …

South Korea now has its very own drone arena

South Korea now has a 1,395-square-metre arena for people to fly drones in.<p>Drone manufacturer DJI has announced that its new arena for drone flights is open to the public.<p>The arena, which is 49 kilometers south of Seoul, includes safety nets, LED lights, and a TV for first-person flights.<p>People can …

South Korea

7 Interesting Ways Drones Are Being Used in 2016

There’s a palpable frenzy of trepidation and excitement surrounding the subject of drones. On the one hand, they seem like amazing futuristic toys …

Unmanned Aircraft

Yuneec Typhoon H drone is full of awesome power and frustrating complexity

Flying a drone is tricky business. The prosumer models are powerful, fast and can get into trouble in a hurry if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why smart, logical design and intuitive controls are so important in the drone game.<p>It’s also where the Typhoon H from Yuneec partially …

You can now buy Intel's new $1,900, feature-packed drone online

Intel's Typhoon H dronen is officially available for purchase from a variety of retailers, as the company announced at the Intel Development Forum on Tuesday afternoon.<p>Prices vary among sellers: Buydig is listing them for $1,299.00, while B & H and Best Buy have them for Intel's official retail …

Drones

World's best drone racers show off skills in Top Gear-style challenge

Luke Bannister is not even old enough to drive a car but that didn't stop him and fellow British team-mate Brett Collis, 22, from taking on a Top Gear-style challenge involving a car park full of Ford cars.<p>Luke, 16, is officially the world's best drone racer, which is why and Brett were invited to …

Drones

The world’s largest aircraft ’Airlander 10’ now prepares to take off

<b>The world's largest aircraft 'Airlander 10' has finally completed its hangar tests to take off after the completion of all indoor testing. British</b> …

Aerospace

Life-saving drones take flight in Rwanda

(CNN)From Amazon's flying delivery service to smuggling drugs over borders, the uses of civilian drones are multiplying fast.<p>The most valuable application yet may be as a new emergency service in Rwanda for delivering vital medical supplies, starting with blood.<p>A fleet of 15 drones will soon be …

Rwanda

Drone operator stringing up fishing line in dangerous manner, say Nanaimo RCMP

Police say someone appears to have used a drone to string up fishing line in a dangerous manner around Nanaimo, B.C.

Policing

How Fireball-Wielding Drones Could Help Control Wildfires

Autonomous vehicles could make controlled burns much safer.<p>Specialized drones could soon help firefighters ignite controlled burns that help prevent forest fires. Right now, these fires, which clear brush and other flammable material that would be fuel for an out of control fire, are usually lit …

Wildfires

The ROV Underwater Drone Will Capture Underwater Fun

Home » Tech & Leisure » The ROV Underwater Drone Will Capture Underwater Fun<p>Drones are quickly taking over the news, the skies and most recently …

Drones

Processor007 : Drone Aircraft Concept Proposal for Airbus Group

The <b>PROCESSOR 007</b> is a UAV/drone aircraft design concept for the Airbus Group. It has been designed to perform a series of tasks that could well be …

Drones

A step change in UAS capability has hit both maritime and aerospace systems, in the form of the RISER inspection platform.

Blue Bear engineers, in partnership with CREATEC, inspected the HMS Illustrious (R06), an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. The RISER system …

Aerospace

Staaker drone follows you as you attempt to break your neck

The $1,200 Staaker drone does away with the traditional remote control, replacing it with a wearable armband. Instead of controlling the drone like a remote-controlled plane, you put the Staaker into one of several follow modes and it will keep you in view as you careen down a mountainside or flip …

Drones

Google Cleared to Test Delivery Drones in the United States

​The goal is to have them in the air by 2017.<p>Alphabet, Google's parent company, has received permission from the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to begin testing its delivery drones in the United States. The decision is a major victory for Alphabet, which first released its Project Wing …

Google

Staaker may be the smartest extreme sports drone yet

It was only 8 a.m., but the sun was already baking portions of Central Park’s Sheep Meadow when I met up with Mike Luff. As I walked up to him, the Staaker drone company's VP of marketing apologized for his casual dress (his gray T-shirt and shorts actually seemed pretty smart as the temperatures …

Drones

Introducing the World's Smallest First Person View Drone!

Details & Requirements<p>Dimensions: 1.69"L x 1.69"W x 0.98"H<br>• Flight time: 5-7 minutes (per 20 minute charge)<br>• Charges via USB cable<br>• 150 mAh Battery<br>• 3-Speeds …

Batteries

The ‘Danger Drone’ Is a $500 Flying Hacker Laptop | Motherboard

One of the biggest challenges for hackers who want to get into more secure and isolated networks is physical. If the network is well protected, you might need to be physically close to it to hack it—and standing around with a laptop outside of an office or a power plant might raise some …

Unmanned Aircraft

Lehmann launches future-proof, modular drones for professionals

Drone technology has changed rapidly over the past decade and France's Lehmann Aviation is looking to help professional drone users future-proof …

Unmanned Aircraft

Amazon is expanding drone delivery testing in the UK

Amazon is partnering with the British government to expand its testing of delivery drones, paving the way for commercial air deliveries for UK residents. The expanded testing, announced today in a press release, involves Amazon working with the UK Civil Aviation Authority to focus on operating …

Amazon

Wearable drone that Unstraps from your Wrist to take photos and then Flies back

Nixie is a wrist watch like thing that becomes a camera drone when you want it to be. And it only takes a gesture to set it off. It is a little …

FAA Drone Test Site In North Dakota Will Soon Cover Two-Thirds Of The State

Two-thirds of North Dakota will soon be open for drone testing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that it has greatly expanded the existing drone test site in the state and, thanks to a second expansion that’s already in the works, the test site will eventually cover …

North Dakota