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How The Mars Curiosity Rover Is Now… Preventing Oil Pipeline Leaks Via Drone!?

NASA generates a lot of money from their patents. Next up? Turning detectors for life on Mars into UAVs for energy utilities.<p>In an office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), researchers are working on a challenging task: adapting technology designed to find signs of life on Mars into …

Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

Aerial drones are targeting a new enemy: malaria.<p>Four hundred feet above a Malaysian forest, a three-foot eBee drone hovers and takes pictures with a 16-megapixel camera every 10 to 20 seconds. But it's not gathering images of the mosquitoes that transmit malaria. Even today's best drones aren't …

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 …

PlexiDrone is an Ultra-Portable Modular Drone That Makes Aerial Photography a Snap

If you’re looking to get into aerial drone photography, the PlexiDrone is one robotic quadcopter you might want to look into. It’s an ultra-portable …

UAS Urban Mapping for the World Bank - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

At the 2013 annual World Bank conference on land and poverty Walter Volkmann, Land Surveyor of Micro Aerial Projects LLC, Dr. Grenville Barnes of the …

UAV firefighting technology in the sky - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

THE future is here when it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs.<p>Firefighters meanwhile are always looking toward the latest technology with the …

FAA’s Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Please do not forget to make comments on the FAA’s Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. Your future is riding on this one, and it …

Texas Equusearch says it will resume drone operations after Federal Court Ruling - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

HOUSTON –Texas EquuSearch, a Houston-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation, said it will resume using drones in its …

Officials Search for 3 Days; Drone Finds Missing Man After 20 Minutes - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai<p>After three fruitless days of extensive searching by authorities, an amateur drone pilot located a missing elderly man …

There's No Flying in Drone School - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

By JACK NICAS and ANDREA GALLO<p>Welcome to drone school. Please don’t fly any drones.<p>Capitalizing on an anticipated boom in the unmanned-aircraft …

Martha Stewart: Why I Love My Drone - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Because it’s a useful tool. And imagine what Louis XIV could have accomplished at Versailles if he’d had one.<p>There’s been a lot of discussion and a …

FAA Interpretive Rule addressing “Special Rule for Model Aircraft” Academy of Model Aeronautics response - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has reviewed FAA’s recently released Interpretive Rule in which the agency provided its interpretation of the …

FAA Needs To Issue Drone Rules or Exemptions Not More Confusing Guidance

The FAA published in the Federal Register today new guidance for model aircraft operators, which include many of the quadcopters being operated today and are commonly referred to as drones. The new guidance gives the FAA’s interpretation of the statutory special rules for model aircraft in the FAA …

The FAA Is Trying to Ban First-Person View Drone Flights

How does the agency prefer you fly? For free, within line of sight, in the middle of nowhere, and very low to the ground.<p>Image: Flickr/Unten44<p>The Federal Aviation Administration made it clear today that it plans to continue trying to screw over anyone using drones without its authority, including …

US FAA outlines restrictions for model aircraft in wake of reckless use

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Monday interpreted existing rules to prohibit hobbyists’ model aircraft from flying within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of an airport without clearance from the airport or ground control.<p>The guidance follows incidents involving the reckless use of unmanned …

Humanitarian drones to deliver medical supplies to roadless areas - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

When Domino’s sent two pepperoni pizzas on a 10-minute drone flight last summer in a publicity stunt to demonstrate how takeaways may be delivered in …

Drone Saves Puppy Trapped In Stony Creek Swamp - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Chief Ahern said the fire department now has its own Phantom Vision drone, one donated to the department. At the Stony Creek Quarry fire, Peter …

New AutoCopter SuperScout added to UAV market - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The new precision ag multicopter, AutoCopter SuperScout, includes three cameras, auto pilot and image processing software solutions for lease or …

Go ahead, fire up your commercial drones (for now)

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Nicolas Halftermeyer<p>When Amazon(s amzn) CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrated the company’s proposed delivery drones to a …

Facebook to Buy Drone Company Titan Aerospace for $60 Million

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So You Want to Shoot Aerial Photography Using Drones?

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.</i><p>If there is a question that gets asked over and over in the many emails I get in response to my <i>Drones</i> …

Drones: 1, FAA: 0

An administrative judge invalidated a fine yesterday against an individual who used a small drone for the commercial purpose of taking and selling photographs. The decision has been heralded, rightfully, as a blow to the Federal Aviation Administration’s ability to regulate private drone use in the …

FAA drone regulations: NTSB judge OKs commercial drone use—almost.

For many dark, droneless years, breweries and other companies have been stymied from developing airborne delivery to consumers by the Federal …

The Week In Drones: Netflix Delivers By Quadcopter, New Drone Law In Utah, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Coal Ash Spill Estimated</b><p>On February 2nd, a Duke Energy coal ash dump in Eden, N.C., ruptured. A large amount of …

Someone Turned a Quadcopter Into a Flying Missile Launcher

Forget concerns over surveillance and privacy when it comes to quadcopters and drones filling the skies. A member of Flite Test—a site dedicated to …

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Multirotor News on Flipboard

By sUAS News | The sensation of the VTOL drone world! Stories from the sUAS News Multicopter feed<p>US Army calls for units to discontinue use of DJI …

AirDroids Wants To Democratize The Skies With Its Pint-Sized Pocket Drone

The buzz around drones is undeniable these days — as it turns out, even Martha Stewart uses one to survey her farm — but there still hasn’t been a runaway drone hit that has captured that imaginations of the masses. That’s exactly what a hardware startup called AirDroids is trying to accomplish …

How drones democratize videography and help sell real estate

The buildings in the video above do not exist. And until a few years ago, neither would the camera angles they were filmed from.<p>Real estate developers and agents have always used creative imaging techniques to make planned developments look good to potential buyers. From wood-cut models to …

Tesla's toy boat: A drone before its time

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>The military complex has certainly embraced the concept of telerobotics, especially in the use of drones, but luckily the technology has also …