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Sprite – The Drone That Fits in Your Pocket

In this day and age drones are in the news almost every day, from their use in the military to their use delivering your parcels. Drones are going to become a part of the future, and…

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US Navy’s Tiny Spy Drones Can Listen In to Enemy

At the Department of Defense’s “Lab Day” last week at the Pentagon, scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory unveiled the newest iteration to spy drones, small enough to fit in the palm of the hand.  US military scientists have…

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In The Jungle The Drone Plants Trees Tonight?

Technology and the Environment, two causes which some people believe are at heads with each other. Conflicting and clashing at every possible opportunity, do we develop more power and change the planet to improve life for…

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ECS Z97I-Drone LEET Gaming (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Intel’s Z97 platform has been around with us for almost a year now, so the marketplace is slightly saturated with motherboards from a huge array of manufacturers. Offering full support for the Haswell Refresh CPU’s,…

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Illinois State Police to Utilize “Unmanned Aircraft”

Federal Aviation Administration has authorized Illinois State Police to fly unmanned aircraft that would comply with federal standards for a two-year term. The police department is intentionally using the word “unmanned aircraft” instead of “drone” because “it carries…

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CyPhy Set to Take the Air by Storm

Drones, we all want one. We might never actually use it for the intended use, but just to have it sat there for that one-time event where you need to go on a spy mission or…

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Even The Pope Has a Drone!

We’ve seen many weird and wonderful things getting gifted to Pope Francis, such as the Fiat car and even a pizza, but the latest one is quite interesting. Pope Francis has long been a supporter of…

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Drone Lands Radioactive Sand on Japanese Prime Minister’s Office

A 40-year old Japanese man has admitted to being the drone operator that carried radioactive sand to the top of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office in central Tokyo. All of which to protest nuclear power generation.…

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Brain of a Bee Used to Pilot a Drone

Earlier this year, we brought you the story of a simulated worm brain that had been uploaded into a LEGO robot, and now it seems that The Green Brain Project is taking that idea to the…

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New Anti-Drone Drone Developed to Combat Nosy Pilots

As much as drones are really freaking awesome, they are also incredibly problematic for those who wish to keep their airspace clear of nosy drone enthusiasts looking to get a peek over the proverbial garden fence.…

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FAA Signs off on AIG Using Drones for Insurance Inspections

The Federal Aviation Administration gave the go ahead to AIG this week to use UAVs for tasks that may be too risky for people to actually do. The FAA also gave permission to State Farm and…

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Intel Revealed new Tiny Long-Range RealSense Camera for Smartphones

Intel’s RealSense camera has found its way on PCs, Laptops, tablets and even drones. The company’s technology uses the power of gestures and 3D scanning to improve user interactions. Smartphones have been a bit tricky to…

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Archaeologist Tracks Jordan Tomb Looting With Custom Drone

An archaeologist, concerned at ancient tombs in Jordan being looted, decided to use a flying drone to track thieves and monitor the entry of stolen relics into the black market. Chad Hill, an archaeologist from the…

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Drones to Take 80 Megapixel Photos Soon

PhaseOne announced today that it has developed the world’s smallest 80-megapixel medium format camera that is designed specifically for aerial photography.  The iXU 180 is a high-end low profile camera that weighs two pounds without a needed…

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3D Robotics Launch DroneKit Open Source API for App Development

It looks like 3D Robotics have launched the DroneKit API for drone app development as a free open source software. The API can be used to develop apps for drones or onboard drone software, having it…

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Facebook Reveal Huge Drone Prototype for Internet Services

With many parts of the world still without internet, Facebook have been working hard on finding cool and innovative ways to get people connected, no matter where they are in the world. This goes as far…

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Amazon Drone Delivery in US Rural Areas Approved by FAA

Amazon has been given approval by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct same-day drone deliveries in rural areas. The FAA has granted Amazon Prime Air an experimental airworthiness certificate to conduct drone tests over…

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Awesome TIE Interceptor Drone Means All Other Drones Are Obsolete

Adding Star Wars automatically makes everything better, a universal truth well understood by YouTuber and drone enthusiast Oliver C. After his impressive Millennium Falcon drone, Oliver C has turned to the Dark Side, creating a drone…

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Amazon Experimenting With Fitting 3D Printers in Delivery Vehicles

Amazon is pretty much doing everything it can to get goods to you as quickly as possible. From Amazon Prime next day delivery to their conceptual Prime Air drone service. It’s almost like they’re working towards having…

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Meet the Drone-Based Hoverbike That Could Revolutionise Travel

We all know how easy to use drones are. Many of us have taken to the skies with a drone, performing tricky stunts and captured amazing video footage, but what if we could ride one of those drones?…

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Drone Captures Amazing Footage of Frozen Niagara Falls

Drones are becoming increasingly popular these days. From recreational use to delivery services, it seems everyone wants to buzz around the skies with a quadcopter. One new place they’re seeing use is for news programmes, so it’s…

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Has the FAA Killed Amazon Prime Air?

Prime Air, Amazon’s ambitious 30-minute drone delivery service, may have been downed by the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new regulation proposals before it even got off the ground. NBC News has reported that these new…

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Singapore Restaurant Starts Using Drone Waiters

A Singapore restaurant, facing a dearth of waiting staff, has decided to utilise robotic drones to shuttle food from the kitchen to the diners. The helicopter drones were developed by tech company Infinium in response to…

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Watch: The Millennium Falcon Drone

Drones come in all shapes and sizes these days, but we’ve never seen one quite like this. Olivier-FR designed this drone to resemble everyone’s favourite spacecraft – the Millennium Falcon. The drone is probably as close as you…

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DJI to Disable Drones Over Washington, DC After Incident

DJI will disable its drones over Washington, DC after an earlier incident which involved one of its Phantom drones crashing on the White House lawn. The Chinese company told The Wall Street Journal that they will be…

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Swiss Researchers Built Robotic Vampire Bat for Search and Rescue

It isn’t easy to create a multi-terrain aerial robot, at least not without adding multiple propulsion features. Up until now they usually carried both wheels and wings to be able to travel in both elements, which in…

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Drone Crashed Smuggling 6lbs of Meth on US-Mexico Border

Drones are becoming a pretty big subject of debate at the moment. Law makers are hastily trying to figure out how to regulate them, thanks to issues with privacy, aviation, commercial use and the safety of…