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DJI's Phantom 4 is the iPhone of drones and so much fun to fly

If we all start flying drones it’ll be DJI’s fault.<p>The company’s new Phantom 4 drone is not only the best-looking drone of its class, it also puts an incredible degree of flying intelligence in regular people’s hands.<p>I will be so sad to send this one back.<p>This is the second DJI quadcopter I’ve …

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Drone racing’s thrills, spills draw pilots of all ages

BOISE, Idaho — It was just another morning in the park for Chris and Cadence Haskins. Chris arranged his 11-year-old daughter’s flying station — …

Drone deliveries edge closer after crash-free test run in Nevada

The day when your ordered item arrives by autonomous copter instead of from the back of a mail worker’s truck edged a little closer this month when …

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Drone Maker DJI to Set Up Vast Service Network of Agriculture Drones

China's largest maker of commercial drones, DJI, will set up a vast network of agriculture drones to expand its use to farming. (Photo : Reuters)<p>A …

Number of US drones will nearly triple by 2020: FAA

An estimated seven million drones will fly in US skies by 2020, nearly tripling the number expected to be in circulation by the end of the year, the …

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Drones much more than toys for farmers

by Emily Parkinson<p>Drones have captured the public imagination with much the same fervour as might a toy at Christmas.<p>"People love them," drone expert …

Haunting ruins from around the world as captured by drones

These drone shots give a whole new perspective to abandoned structures.<p>Ruins, from ancient temples to 17th century fortresses, have long fascinated …

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Mosquito: The customizable, modular, 3D-printed drone - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Bonadrone was born with the aim of bringing technology closer to the end user, by promoting creativity and an interest in learning about how it all …

Boeing’s new submarine drone can traverse 7,500 miles in a single charge

While Boeing continues to work closely with NASA on technology fit for space travel, a recent press release shows the Chicago-based manufacturer also …

So You Want to Create Maps Using Drones?

<i>The latest in the</i> <i>Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series</i><i>, in which Kike profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on using drones, UAVs and remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography.</i><p>The combination of light (photo), drawings (gram) and measurements …

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Study says drones are better at wildlife monitoring than humans

There has been a steady increase in the use of drones for conservation purposes from watching out for elephant poachers in Africa to looking for …

Coast Guard cadets test feasibility of using drones in the war on drugs

NEW LONDON -- The Coast Guard had an historic 2015 in terms of drug busts. Now, a drone project some cadets are working on could help yield even …

Hybrid Drone-Blimps May Be Flying Billboards of the Future

A Swiss company is tackling one of the key challenges to drone-based advertising by using a new kind of unmanned aerial vehicle that’s part blimp, …

Lufthansa jumbo reports near miss with drone over Los Angeles

The passenger jet was close to landing when a drone flew 200ft overhead, fuelling concerns about the safety of the craft<p>The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet has reported that a drone aircraft nearly collided with his airliner on its landing approach to Los Angeles, according to the Federal …

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CeBIT 2016: Terabee’s Range Sensor Helps Make Drones Fast, Cheap, and Under Control

The TeraRanger One is a maker-friendly, high-speed, high-precision sensor born in the radiation-filled tunnels of the Large Hadron Collider Photo: …

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6 Ways Drones Are Making Us Safer

Drones have had their fair share of bad press, with hobbyists getting in trouble for flying them where they shouldn’t, such as near planes, over the …

Sweep sensor adds affordable autonomy and laser mapping to drones and robots

If you're a car manufacturer, you likely have a sizable budget to openly experiment with sensor technology and vehicular autonomy. Companies such as …

Israeli drones are about to take over the world's skies

Israel is by far the largest exporter of military drones in the world.<p>Take the AirMule from UrbanAero. It could have flown right off the pages of a Batman comic book.<p>Designed to take off and land vertically with up to 1,400 pounds of cargo and zip through the air at over 100mph, this drone is set …

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CeBIT 2016: Wingtra Wants To Be Your Hybrid Drone

Vertical take off and landing comes to fixed-wing UAVs Photo: Wingtra <i>Editors Note: This week</i> IEEE Spectrum<i> is covering CeBIT, the monster information</i> …

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Researchers say FAA is really overblowing risk posed by small drones | Ars Technica

Small drones would damage aircraft once every 1.87 million years.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration has pushed forward strict rules for the …

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Disease-fighting drones, life-saving wristbands...three amazing start-ups from Africa's top science forum

FROM disease-fighting drones to wristbands bearing health data for expectant mothers—African entrepreneurs pitched ideas to overhaul everything from …

Palm Bay may designate a 30-acre drone park

Palm Bay’s drone park would cover 30 uninhabited acres owned by the city.<p>Palm Bay may designate a southwest section of the city as a drone park.<p>James …

Sheriff’s Dept. considering drones to save lives

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is exploring whether to purchase camera-toting drones for locating missing people, aiding SWAT teams and …

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World Drone GP Dubai - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

If you have not heard, the big FPV racing event Dubai starts in earnest today. Leading the pack a young man from the UK and if you have been paying …

Transport Canada Wants Drones To Watch Arctic Waters

A civilian department is joining Canada's military in shopping for pilotless aerial drones to keep an eye on everything from errant icebergs to …

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Self-driving 'ground drones' hit the London streets: Trials of the delivery robots begin in Greenwich before they head to New York

• <b>Starship Technologies' robot can carry out a delivery in just 30 minutes</b>• <b><br>The boxy drone can 'walk' at 4mph, cross the road and avoid obstacles</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Flybrix Kits Make Your Own Rebuildable Drones using LEGO® bricks

Flybrix kits include all you need to make your own rebuildable, crash-friendly drones using LEGO® bricks. For ages 14+. No tools needed, Arduino …