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Watch: Drone Flies Through US Congress

Hearings in the US Congress are usually quite mundane. Important, but mundane. Well, one such hearing was made little more exciting thanks to a Parrot Bebop Drone. The drone was flown above attendees to a hearing of…

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Watch: Desperate Guy Jumps Into Freezing Water to Save Drone

Drones are expensive, but at the same time they’re things we send dangerously whizzing through the air. This guy learned those things the hard way, when he decided it would be a good idea to jump…

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Successful Delivery Drone Test in France

French express delivery company GeoPost has successfully tested a delivery drone for same-day parcel orders. The drone trial is part of GeoPost’s GeoDrone project, in partnership Atechsys, and took place at its drone delivery testing centre…

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How to Make Your Own Racing Drone

Popular tech-centric YouTube channel ‘Tested’ has produced a handy guide to producing your own racing drone. Racing quadcopters have been the subject of a number of enthralling YouTube videos, showing packs of drones whizzing past trees…

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First Drone Launched From FAA Test Site Crashes

The first drone to be launched from the FAA’s test facility in Nevada crashed almost immediately. The facility is intended to test drones for their entry into commercial use. The Magpie UAV did eventually get certification,…

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Watch a Laser Cannon Shoot Down a Drone

The US Navy has a big new toy – the USS Ponce with its massive laser cannon. This giant cannon can shoot objects from great distance, moving at speed and with incredible accuracy. In one of their tests…

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Watch: Drone Flight Over Chernobyl

Cameraman Danny Cooke, working on a report for CBS News, has shared this amazing montage of footage largely taken with a drone, from the devastated town of Pripyat – the site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Disaster.…

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FAA Proposes Restrictive Drone Regulation

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing incredibly restrictve drone regulation. The most frightening news for drone pilots, is the possibility of the FAA making it mandatory for operators to…

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Parrot Bebop Drone Coming in December

Parrot, the French telecommunications company, now more famous for its A.R. Drone, has announced that its new Bebop Drone will go on sale next month starting at $500. The new drone is being billed as a…

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Fungus Drone Completes First Flight

A NASA drone made out of fungus, yes fungus, has completed it’s first flight. The drone consists largely of material made from mushrooms, specifically mycelium, a material that can be made to grow into any shape.…

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Amazon Posts Delivery Drone Jobs in the UK

Look out! Amazon’s drones are out to get yo.. deliver things to you! According to a job posting on Amazon’s website, they are seeking a “Flight Operations Engineer” in Cambridge to help in the testing of…

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Google’s Delivery Drone Shown in Action

Google isn’t just working on self driving cars, they also want to take it to the skies. We’ve seen them with their Wi-Fi balloons before to spread internet to rural areas, but this one is a…

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The Future of Drones Depend on Regulators

In a video interview with Frank Wang, the founder of the Chinese DJI drone makers, told Reuters that the future of drones depend on regulators. If successful it can become one of the biggest new markets.…

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Skunk Riot Control Drone is Armed and Dangerous

Drone security is quickly becoming an interesting and terrifying aspect our our modern lives, police forces, private security firms, event managers and the military are but a few of the groups who would have an interest…

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Meet The Quad-copter Made Entirely From Chocolate!

Meet Chocodrone, the worlds first quad-copter made entirely from chocolate! This popped up on YouTube at the beginning of June, out of nowhere and has now caught the attention of quite a few people! The recipe…

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What’s Going on Around the World? View it Via Drone!

Drones are becoming somewhat of a phenomenon worldwide. Whether it be Amazon’s delivery drone for late night purchases or even a champagne and chocolate distributor drone, there’s no denying drones are going to be something we see…

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Quadrocopter Pilot Assaulted on Beach – Video Secures Prosecution

Personal quadrocopters such as the A.R. Drone 2 from Parrot are quickly becoming a techie’s toy and to be honest it’s easy to see why. There are though many people who do not know about them…

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Scientist Working On Nature Inspired Millimeter-Sized Drones

Drones are apparently not only becoming more common, but a lot smarter and smaller it seems. According to latest news, some research teams are currently looking into nature for answers in order to tackle the problems…

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Taking Your Dog For A Walk… With a Drone?

Drones are becoming more and more popular nowadays, from Amazon’s announcement of delivery drones to all sorts of drone inventions seen on the internet. Their usefulness in most cases is questionable, but people find all sort…

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3D Printing Quadcopters Drones Could Be Used In Emergency Situations

3D printing and quadcopters are two of the coolest innovations to happen in recent years, one can make virtually anything you want and the other can go virtually anywhere you want, so what if you were…

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UPS Now Delivering $400,000 Drones

Ever fancied having your very own UAV to spy on those pesky neighbours or the psychotic other half that has been stalking you for the last 6 months? Well fear not as it appears UPS are…

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Google Buys Titan Aerospace For $60 Million

Google had made it very clear that they would progressively build their R&D division specifically gearing towards robotics which has been recently made more evident in not only their investment into robotics firm Savioke, but in…

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Drone Hacked and Injures Athelete…YIKES

On the heels of our post about unmanned helicopters here’s a great one to follow 🙂 In Western Australia, a drone used to capture footage of a Triathlon was “channel hopped” and crash landed on someone.…

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BAE Systems ‘Taranis’ Stealth Drone Revealed

BAE Systems have revealed their latest innovation, the Taranis stealth drone which has been named after the Celtic god of thunder. After flying successful test flights in the Australian desert last August, the Teranis is now…

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I Spy With My Little Eye…. A Drone Watching Me?

Fox News reportedly got word of a first-ever case of a U.S. citizen being convicted and sentenced to prison based in part on evidence gathered by a drone. Farmer Rodney Brossart, from Lakota N.D., got a…

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Iranian Engineers Develop Sea Rescue Drone Prototype

It is always great to see technology being used for something positive and while I admit there is a risk of the new drones putting a few life guards out of business in the future, the…

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Drone Used In Mock Attack On German Chancellor By Pirate Party

Last week a small quadrocopter was flown to just a few feet away from the German Chancellor Angela Markel and Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere at a campaign rally in Dresden. The small flying device was…