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Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

Amazon picks perfect spot for a drone docking station

Over the next 24 hours, you’re going to hear a lot of explanation for why Amazon (AMZN) is planning to open its first physical store. Maybe the …

Drone developers get big open source boost from Linux Foundation, vendors like 3D Robotics and Box

Drones are a hot topic right now, attracting not just big names like Amazon and Google, but thousands of independent developers who want to use …

Watch Cirque du Soleil's First Magical Experiment With Drones

When household objects come to life onscreen (think candlesticks and teacups in <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, books and brooms in <i>Harry Potter</i>, the cast of …

Drone Debrief: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in UAVs

Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming divisive. Their battlefield roles range from the benign, to the deadly. As UAVs are used more, embarrassing incidents are also on the rise. Here's a roundup of the good, the bad, and the ugliest incidents.<p>Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming divisive. Their …

10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education [Slideshare]

<b>10 Uses of Drones in Higher Education</b> from <b>Vala Afshar</b><p>The commercial and private use of drones is soaring. The devices are capturing news video, assisting farmers, filming movies, delivering packages, surveying real estate, recording vacation travel logs, and providing disaster relief. Lux Research …

Higher Education

Chris Anderson Q&A: Drone Entrepreneur Talks About His New Company, GoPros, And The Future Of Drones

He's worked as editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, authored three books, and founded two drone-related projects: DIYDrones, a drone enthusiast website, and 3DRobotics, a drone manufacturing company that sells pre-assembled drones; he currently serves as CEO for that company.<p>Anderson recently talked …

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UC Davis Flying High With Vineyard Drones

Traditionally, estates spray pesticides by hand or by tractor. The drone method allows more freedom and flexibility, Giles said, and cuts down on man …

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How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Internet for all: Facebook to start testing Wi-Fi drones next year

Both Facebook and Google are battling it out to become the first high-profile company to bring Internet connectivity to remote locations around the …

These Drone-Based Advertisements Were Super Cool And Only A Little Creepy

Google has similar plans for drones, and now DHL has announced it will begin delivering medical supplies using drones in Germany.<p>There's a chance these types of deliveries will remain highly specialized, of course, and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been cracking down on the still …

The newest selfie gadget is a wearable drone

Forget selfie sticks. The future is (almost) here, and it’s (probably) bringing a wearable drone that will snap your photos for you.<p>The drone clasps around the wearer’s wrist like a bracelet. When a photo op presents itself, the wearer would release the drone with a flick of the wrist. The drone …

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Parrot puts the camera first in its new Bebop drone

You might pick up a drone for a lot of reasons, from monitoring crops to catching rhino poachers to just having a good time piloting a tiny airplane. …

What you need to know about commercial drones

Wondering why you don't see drones everywhere, despite the intention of Amazon and others to deliver <i>all the things</i> with flying robots? Here's why: It's illegal. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn't permit filming, crop-spraying, spying, tour-guiding, pizza delivery or any …

Forget dumb, rude drones. Here come smart, polite drones

Dumb drones are already old hat.<p>Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK are now developing mini-helicopters that are not only smart enough to learn how to get around entirely themselves, but they also know polite behavior.<p>Intelligent flying machines have been busy in Hollywood and in …

Send In The Drones: How UAV Photography Is Changing Filmmaking

One look at Zwarts’ photos from that trip and it’s clear he had a secret weapon–an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone. “I could essentially put …

Filmmaking

How Israel Became the Worldwide Leader in Drones

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The biggest exporter of unmanned aerial vehicles, which are fast becoming essential to governments …

Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use

When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers.<p>But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with military strikes and surveillance operations. …

Drone company 3D Robotics lands an investment from Richard Branson

3D Robotics officially announced on Monday that celebrity businessman Richard Branson is the company’s latest investor. The announcement comes after …