Drones

A crash between a drone and military aircraft raises safety concerns

The black hawk helicopter was damaged by a drone flown by an unknown person in New York.

Military Aircraft

How aerial thermal imagery is revolutionizing archaeology

Dartmouth-led study presents guide on how to use aerial thermography<p>A Dartmouth-led study has demonstrated how the latest aerial thermal imagery is …

Archaeology

'Catastrophe waiting to happen': Booming drone use leading to safety concerns

by Ronald Mizen<p>Former air crash investigator turned senator Barry O'Sullivan has warned it should not take a large casualty catastrophe before drones …

Australian News

Drone Versus Black Hawk Helicopter: Hit or Miss?

After many closes calls and inconclusive reports, a new incident involving a small hobby drone and two military Black Hawk helicopters might mark one …

Photography

Number of drone sightings near Quebec detention centres has skyrocketed

It’s a bird. It’s a plane, or there’s a chance you’re seeing a drone heading toward one of Quebec’s provincial detention centres.<p>Statistics recently …

Canadian News

See beautiful Bamburgh Castle from above through aerial drone footage

Take a flight over the imposing Bamburgh Castle with this super drone footage.<p>See the stunning castle from a bird’s eye view with the skies perfectly …

Travel

The Secret Weapons the US Military Would Use Against Russia & China in War

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA, the Pentagon’s fringe-science organization — has begun work on a small drone that extend the …

Military

Incredible Footage Of A Drone Racing Up A Mountain Had Me Reaching For A Seatbelt

Remember the RC toys you had as a kid? The ones you would lose control of when they went out of range 15m away? Gabriel Kocher's custom-built camera …

Technology (Australia)

Blueye Robotics’ Pioneer could be an awesome drone for underwater tourism

Blueye Robotics recently unveiled the Blueye Pioneer, an underwater drone that consumers can navigate to as deep as 150 meters under the ocean surface — about eight times deeper than divers can normally go.<p>I made my way to Santa Cruz, California, where the team from Trondheim, Norway was visiting, …

Pentagon Tests Lasers and Nets to Combat a Vexing Foe: ISIS Drones

WASHINGTON — At the vast, windswept White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico earlier this year, nearly a dozen military contractors armed with laser guns, high-tech nets and other experimental systems met to tackle one of the Pentagon’s most vexing counterterrorism conundrums: how to destroy the …

News (U.S.)

Police search for pilot whose drone struck Black Hawk helicopter

The NYPD and military police are trying to identify the pilot of a drone that smashed into a Blackhawk helicopter over Staten Island.

Staten Island

This Guy Flew His Camera Drone Onto, Inside, and Under a Moving Train

Camera drone operator Paul Nurkkala just released a video titled “Flight of the Year” that showcases his world-class drone piloting skills. He …

Photography

Insane drone pilot toys with freight train, doesn’t immediately regret it

If I were to tell you that I’m about to show you a video involving a drone and a freight train, you might think that it ends in tears. That’s totally …

Drone Pilot Wins Potentially Landmark Lawsuit

In what could be a seminal case for drone operators in the United States, a Massachusetts man has won a lawsuit that challenged the legality of a …

Photography

Watch Lockheed Martin burn drones out of the sky with new, improved ATHENA laser

Why it matters to you<p>The ATHENA laser may one day help protect soldiers in combat from threats including swarms of drones.<p>Nothing quite says “you’re …

Lockheed Martin

Drones are more helpful than ever in hurricane-ravaged Texas and Florida

The view from the ground after a devastating hurricane is heartbreaking. The view from the sky is more revealing.<p>Unmanned aircraft — small and large — swooped in during the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to get a glimpse of the devastation. That's why insurance companies have been using …

News

Civilian drone crashes into Army helicopter

It was nearly Black Hawk down over Staten Island — when an Army chopper was struck by an illegally flying drone over a residential neighborhood, …

Staten Island

First city in the world to have flying taxis; the future is here - Cape Business News

Dubai will be the first city in the world to have flying taxis. The drone which will used to operate and making history is named the Ehang 184.<p>The …

Business (South Africa)

Judge overturns local law that effectively banned drones over small town | Ars Technica

Newton, Mass. wanted drone pilots to get permission to fly at or below 400 feet.<p>A federal judge in Massachusetts has struck down four key portions of …

Drone Hits Army Helicopter Flying Over Staten Island

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> – A drone hit a U.S. Army helicopter flying over New York City on Thursday evening.<p>Two Blackhawks with the 82nd Airborne out of …

Staten Island

Trump is mulling an end to high-level vetting of drone strikes and commando raids

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to relax Obama-era rules on drone strikes and commando raids, paving the way for more frequent operations against Islamic State and other militant groups, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing officials familiar with the …

United Nations

RIDECON17: Drones, robotics and Blacks’ role in artificial intelligence

Jacquene Curlee, founder and CEO of Kidz Drone Zone (KDZ), facilitated a drones, artificial intelligence and robotics workshop at the inaugural RIDE …

Artificial Intelligence

Drone pilots deserve medals even without risking their lives

Do military drone operators deserve medals for controlling remote aircraft over battlefields thousands of miles away? UK defence secretary Michael …

Michael Fallon

Australian military drone supplier warns of 'likely' Chinese cyber backdoor in DJI quadcopters

The CEO of an Australian company that supplies the ADF with US-made drones has warned the Chinese government likely has access to a secret key to …

How the FAA keeps US airspace on track in a crisis

It’s in times of crisis that we can really test the usefulness of government services.<p>Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, the Federal …

Air Traffic Control

Australia okays use of China drones in non-classifed operations

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian government has resumed the use of Chinese-built drones in non-classifed situations, the country's defense minister said on Thursday.<p>Australia's defense forces had put on hold its deployment of China-made drones while it reviewed cybersecurity, following in the …

News (China)

It's Time for AeroVironment to Break Up -- The Motley Fool

Combining drones and EV chargers have never made much sense, and now it's time for them to go their separate ways.<p>After years of ups and downs,</b> …

Investing

US set to ease curbs on drone strikes

Donald Trump's administration is ready to lift restrictions on military drone strikes, according to reports in the US.<p>The New York Times reports that senior officials are preparing to scrap curbs which were put in place by the Obama administration.<p>Under the proposed changes drone strikes would not …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Drone Pilot Bobs and Weaves Through Moving Freight Train - Drone360

By R.G. Edmonson | September 22, 2017 2:52 pm<p>Flying low, through a truss bridge, under a Union Pacific train, and even in a boxcar are just a few of …

Trains

Tesla Factory: new drone flyover shows new buildings as plant grows to support Model 3 production

Tesla’s Fremont factory is already one of the biggest building in the world in terms of footprint and yet, the automaker has been expanding it recently as it ramps up Model 3 production.<p>A new drone flyover gives a new look at the factory and shows new buildings.<p>Tesla first introduced the expansion …

Autos