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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 …

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 …

Drones

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 …

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

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 features missing from other drones currently on the market.<p>For starters, there are the goggles. Unlike other drones that beam what …

Paddleboarder dwarfed by whales in new drone-captured video

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. And kangaroos use the old one-two to ground the pesky unmanned aerial vehicles.<p>But the animals that live in the …

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 …

Unmanned Aircraft

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 …

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 …

UK hopes drones buzz will prompt lift-off | Financial Times

There is a growing buzz about the UK: drones are in the air, catching on with businesses and hobbyists alike.<p>According to the Civil Aviation …

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This video shows a giant eagle viciously attacking a drone mid-flight

This is the last thing a small bird sees when an eagle decides it's dinner time.<p>Adam Lancaster and his brother were out filming drone footage at Skye, south east Melbourne, when a large wedge-tailed eagle leapt from a tree branch and made a mad dash for the whirring unmanned aerial vehicle …

China explosion: Drone footage shows Tianjin blast site

Footage filmed by a drone shows the devastation caused by the explosions at a warehouse in Tianjin in northern China.<p>At least 50 people have died and over 500 were injured after two major explosions.<p>The blast happened in a warehouse storing "dangerous and chemical goods" in the port area.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional review: Now far cheaper, DJI’s gen 3 drone takes flying to the next level

The DJI Phantom 3 is a great way to take your drone obsession up a notch and its very easy pilot<p><i>Update: The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is still a</i> …

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Drone users face jail if they 'recklessly endanger an aircraft in flight'

Drone pilots who “buzz” passenger jets as they take off and land at British airports have been warned they face jail if caught as the number of companies and unlicensed individuals making use of the relatively low cost flight technology continues to grow.<p>The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which …

Guidance on the safe use of drones in UK airspace

The recreational and commercial use of small drones in the UK is on the rise.<p>These small drones, or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) as they …

UK's new 'dronecode' wants to keep idiots out of the sky

Drone usage is becoming more popular, and lawmakers around the world are having to change the rules to respond. Now the UK's Civil Aviation Authority …

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Lufthansa plane in near miss with drone on Warsaw approach

<b>A Lufthansa plane nearly collided with a drone as it was approaching Warsaw's international airport in Poland, officials say.</b><p>The incident happened on Monday afternoon with the drone coming within 300ft (100m) of the plane from Munich, Germany, an airport spokesman said.<p>The crew of the Lufthansa …

Drone pilots warned after close call with passenger jet

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1181000/1181812_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524652843_f80f9e26fcad6a5f33b2c13524d3fc71<p><b>A "near miss" between a passenger jet and a drone has prompted warnings about safe use of the hobby aircraft.</b><p>An Airbus A320's wing passed 6m (20ft) below …

Drone flown over Wimbledon seized

<b>Police have seized a drone which was being flown over the home of the Wimbledon tennis championships.</b><p>The Met Police said they were alerted to a man flying a drone over the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in south west London, from a nearby golf course at 08:37 BST.<p>The force said it was an offence to …

Are drones really on the verge of delivering packages to your doorstep?

Amazon says it is ready to fly deliveries by drone as soon as federal rules allow but experts suggest technological intricacies still need to be ironed out<p>How far away are we from a world where drones deliver packages? If Amazon is to be believed, not far at all. Others are not so sure: technical …

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Yahoo is now part of Oath

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EasyJet uses drone to inspect aircraft

Business Editor<p>Follow:<p>EasyJet has announced the first automated inspection of one of its aircraft carried out by a pre-programmed drone.<p>The airline …

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Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Week 4 - Tween Boy Bedroom Update & Bench building and Furniture updates

We have been busy bees working on our son's room for the ORC!<br>I bet by now, all of you are pretty familiar with this awesome link party hosted by …

On-demand drone delivery service goes live in London for £10 a pop

<b>AN ON-DEMAND DRONE SERVICE</b> has gone live in the UK today, allowing people to send and receive items via a flying robot whenever they feel like …

UK Drone Laws Explained: Where can and can't I fly my drone?

UK Drone Laws 2018: Everything you need to know<p><b>Our guide tells you all there is know about where you can and can’t fly a drone in the UK, as well as</b> …

Are drones unlawful? The privacy, confidentiality and harassment dimensions

How safe from prying lenses do celebrities feel when sunbathing on secluded beaches or by the pool of a private villa? And how safe from prying eyes …