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Drone warning after aeroplane near-misses

Police are advising people getting drones for Christmas to be aware of safety regulations after unmanned aircraft were twice flown close to planes …

Thames Valley Police

Drone crashes onto piste, misses champion skier by inches

<b>(CNN) —</b> Defending World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher had a lucky escape Tuesday after he narrowly avoided being hit by a falling drone.<p>The 26-year-old -- who won silver in the slalom at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics -- was on his second run in a World Cup slalom race at Madonna di Campiglio in …

CNN

Google aims for drone deliveries by 2017

Head of company’s Project Wing says guidelines being developed with FAA on identifying, tracking and co-ordinating unmanned craft flying at low altitudes<p>Google has said it expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones in 2017.<p>David Vos, the leader for Google’s Project Wing, said his …

UK firms develop drone-freezing ray

<b>Three British companies have created a device to deter drones from entering sensitive areas by freezing them in mid-flight.</b><p>The Anti-UAV Defense System (Auds) works by covertly jamming a drone's signal, making it unresponsive.<p>After this disruption, the operator is likely to retrieve the drone …

Police warn drone users after Auchterarder incident

DRONE operators were warned by Police Scotland today after a device flew close to people and buildings in a Perthshire town.<p>The incident was reported …

Drones

This drone changes its own battery, gives you goggles for seeing its feed

The FlyBi brings a host of smart improvements to the standard consumer drone that just might make it the one to beat this decade.<p>If its Indiegogo campaign is successful, the FlyBi drone could be the most fun, most user-friendly unmanned aerial vehicle out there. That's because it's got a few key …

Paddleboarder dwarfed by whales in new drone-captured video

A man standing on a thin piece of fiberglass gets a visit from two very large mammals off the coast of Australia.<p>When it comes to the battle between land-based animals and drones, the animals often win. Chimps deliver smackdowns with sticks. Eagles use their talons to blast drones out of the sky. …

Aircraft ‘near misses’ could tighten drone laws

REGULATIONS on the use of drones could be tightened following a number of near misses with aircraft close to major British airports.<p>Ministers are …

Is it really that easy to fly a drone? We give it a try

Until relatively recently, drones – sometimes known as unmanned aerial vehicles – were largely reserved for military usage or specialist tasks such …

Drones

Drone spots man sunbathing on top of giant wind turbine

A drone pilot filming a giant wind turbine was shocked to discover a man sunbathing on it - 200ft above the ground.<p>The video above shows the moment …

Drones