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Cowboys find out there are rules regarding drones’ use

By JEFF MOSIERThe Dallas Cowboys and two other NFL teams got a close look recently at the opportunities, confusion and federal scrutiny that’s …

NFL

Farmers eager for drones, but most can't legally fly them

CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone.

Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays three men to do.

"The savings on labor and fuel would just be …

Aeronautics

Ducted Fan Drone Flies

A while back, we wrote about the ducted fan, single rotor, VTOL drone that [Armin Strobel] was working on. It wasn’t quite finished then, and hadn’t …

Drones

Man comes forward after woman knocked out by drone

A man suspected of piloting a drone that knocked a woman unconscious in the US has come forward, police have said.

The woman was hit on the head by the device after it crashed into a building and fell on to her.

Detectives are investigating the case, which happened at a gay pride parade in Seattle on …

Drones

That future where we fly around with jetpacks will arrive soon

We’ve been promised jetpacks since the 1950s and dreaming about them even longer. Just hang on a couple more years.

Plenty of time to save the $150,000 it will cost to buy the Martin Jetpack, which promises to be the first practical jetpack ready for vertical liftoff.

The Martin Aircraft Company has …

Aviation

Watch this crazy video of an engineer riding a human-sized drone

Quadcopter drones are everywhere these days—Amazon will soon be delivering our packages with them, and Microsoft is trying to combat malaria with them. There’s even a sport based around racing them, in the style of a first-person video game, with participants on the ground getting a drone’s-eye …

Drones

Parrot’s Tiny New Drones Travel by Land, Air, and Sea

The second-generation slew of Parrot's Minidrones includes quadcopters, a hydrofoil accessory, and rolling robots.The post Parrot’s Tiny New Drones …

Drones

Oversight Committee Hearing - Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

Chairman Chaffetz, Ranking Member Cummings and members of the committee, thank you very much for the opportunity to address the Federal Aviation …

FAA

BlackOps tricopter claims "swoopier" flight than quadcopters

There are already quite a few camera-equipped quadcopters that can be used for shooting aerial video. According to Japanese startup RcRebel, however, …

Aeronautics

The 18-Rotor Volocopter Is Like a Flying Car, But Better

The Volocopter has two seats, 18 rotors, and a joystick, ready to carry you and a friend anywhere you want to go.The post The 18-Rotor Volocopter Is …

Aviation

The Military Is Building a Hoverbike

Marty McFly’s hoverboard is a cool piece of scifi fantasy, but I’m more excited for this hoverbike to hit the skies. And there’s a good chance that …

Military

Uncharted Waters: Drone Used to Spot Sharks Off California Coast

A drone sent up over the ocean off the California coast is providing more than scenic views: It's giving lifeguards startling insight into just how many sharks circle only feet away from their beach.

A month ago, looking for a more efficient way to detect sharks, Seal Beach in Orange County decided …

California

Drone Startups Grab Record Cash as Kleiner, FF Venture Seek Wins

Startup drone makers are finding record amounts of funding as venture capitalists prowl for early winners in what may become an $82 billion …

Venture Capital

German Lasers Hit Moving Drone

Hitting a moving target is sort of an important thing for an anti-drone weapon

This ain't a laser light scene, it’s an arms race. Thanks to recent technological advances, wars of the future might see swarms of cheap and deadly drones flying through the sky. And when they do, cheap lasers may finally …

Lasers

Futuristic planes

(CNN) —It may sound like a line from a sci-fi novel, but scientists believe that in the near future airplane wings will be able to fix themselves on the go.

A team from Bristol University in England has developed technology that could repair cracks on an aircraft in a similar way that human skin …

Aeronautics

Drone captures the moment an iceberg collapses

Watch the incredible aerial footage of an iceberg collapsing off the coast of Labrador, Canada

The footage captured in South East Labrador in a small community named Saint Lewis by a 17 year old student called Kelan Poole shows a giant iceberg naturally breaking up and submerging under water.

This …

Drones

Israeli UAS at the Paris Air Show 2015

As a pioneer in unmanned aerial systems, Israel has been a leading supplier of such systems for military and government users since the mid-1980s. …

Aerospace

Indiegogo:- Micro Drone 3.0: Flight in the Palm of Your Hand

We are a small group of inventors, engineers and of course, drone enthusiasts.

Micro Drone 3.0 a great product but also it is a platform continuously …

Drones

Syma X13 Review: Budget headless quadcopter drone

Syma makes some of the best quality entry-level and mid-range quadcopter drones. The Syma X11 that I reviewed previously is testimony to that; the …

Drones

California's commercial drone industry is taking off

As the largest American maker of consumer drones, 3D Robotics Inc. sees big opportunities in selling mini-helicopters with cameras, sensors and whirling propellers that buzz like angry hornets.

The Berkeley company expects to sell thousands of the pizza-sized drones — for about $1,000 each — at home …

Drones

Microsoft's new mosquito-catching drones could prevent disease epidemics

Technology giant Microsoft is working on a new project which combines autonomous drones, cloud computing and genomics in a bid to neutralise disease …

Drones

Why GoPro Decided To Build A Drone

GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman, a 39-year-old billionaire with a flair for the dramatic, usually has a way of pumping up crowds. Last month though, as he was set to make one of the most significant announcements in his company’s 13-year history, he fell a little flat.

“Do you guys all want GoPro to make …

Parrot unveils 13 new minidrones to tackle air, sea and land

Well, here's a fun surprise! Parrot has just revealed a pile of inexpensive new minidrones, 13 in all, including one that tackles a new medium: water. That hybrid UAV/Boat is called the Hydrofoil Drone, and is joined by a couple of new 'Jumping' drones and a new flying model, the 'Airborne.' Parrot …

Drones

9 Misconceptions About Drones That Engineers Wish You'd Shut Up About

They’re robots. They fly. They’re watching you. And they’re increasingly found everywhere: Yup, they’re drones. You may think you know exactly what …

Robots

Japan: Autonomous drone developed for Fukushima reactor - BBC News

Scientists in Japan are working on an autonomous drone for use inside the country's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, it's reported.

The drone is being developed to survey the interior of reactor buildings which were badly damaged in the devastating 2011 earthquake and subsequent …

Drones

DJI's experimental drone will help prevent collisions

DJI has just made its UAV platform a lot more developer-friendly with a new test drone and collision avoidance system, along with an SDK for its current DJI Inspire 1 and Phantom 3 models. The Matrice 100 (M100) is a new quadcopter made specifically for developers to help them test new sensors, …

Drones

Why easyJet is banking on VR, drones and 3D printing

When you book a flight with a company like easyJet, it's usually for one of two reasons: you want the cheapest tickets possible, or it's the only airline operator flying to your destination. Nobody chooses easyJet for their in-flight entertainment, or the drinks and nibbles that are available while …

Aeronautics

Simply called The B, it’s two RC vehicles in one: a car and a quad-copter. Powered by a Li-Ion battery, the B will fly & drive for 15 minutes on a charge, and its sturdy, flexible polycarbonate body & crash-worthy parts mean you can learn how to fly this bird without the worry of a crash & burn. A nose-mounted video camera also allows you to record your epic action in 720P HD. via [1] [1] http://www.gizmag.com/b-rc-quadcopter-car/27655

“B” The Flying RC Car

Simply called The B, it’s two RC vehicles in one: a car and a quad-copter. Powered by a Li-Ion battery, the B will fly & drive …

Cameras

World’s Fastest Drone Will Blow Your Mind With Its Awesomeness

I’ve written a lot about drones in the past and most of the quadrotor machines have compromised their speed for quick change in movements. They are …

Drones