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The biggest threat to drone innovation is a group you’ve never heard of

The biggest threat to drone innovation is a group you’ve never heard of

A little-known but highly influential group of attorneys from across the country will soon meet in Detroit and could change our skies forever. They claim their draft model legislation concerning drones will help protect privacy. However, their actions could have far-reaching effects on innovation, safety and future drone operations. The state-appointed members of theUniform Law Commission (ULC) aim to promote uniformity by proposing model legislation for consideration by legislatures across the country.
Drones for Good: Oceans Unmanned

Drones for Good: Oceans Unmanned

Capt. Brian Taggart, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Institute (NOAA) (ret.) has spent a career flying all types of aircraft – manned and unmanned – to gather aerial data for conservation.  Now, he heads the Oceans Unmanned project, an organization developed to use drones to support conservation, education, and protection of oceans.  Oceans Unmanned, says Taggart, is “Bringing Tech to Ocean Protection.”
Drone used to map Schoharie limo crash scene

Drone used to map Schoharie limo crash scene

At approximately 1:45 p.m. Monday, NTSB officials cleared the area near the crash site, asking all TV media satellite trucks and other equipment to leave, in order to conduct an aerial survey of the scene using a drone controlled by an NTSB pilot.
Police drone finds girl, 16, who called 999 to report rape

Police drone finds girl, 16, who called 999 to report rape

High risk missing girl contacts police states she been raped & is still with the offender. Describes location thought to be huge old industrial complex surrounded by 8ft fence. Our #thermal #drone makes the find in mins. Officers guided in. 1 in custody and child safeguarded.
Despite objection, Congress passes bill that lets U.S. authorities shoot down private drones

Despite objection, Congress passes bill that lets U.S. authorities shoot down private drones

U.S. authorities will soon have the authority to shoot down private drones if they are considered a threat — a move decried by civil liberties and rights groups. The Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act on Wednesday, months after an earlier House vote in April. The bill renews funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until 2023 and includes several provisions designed to modernize U.S aviation rule — from making commercial flights more comfortable for passengers to including new provisions to act against privately owned drones.
A New UAV Launch-and-Recovery System Pins Drones in Their Own 'Iron Maiden'

A New UAV Launch-and-Recovery System Pins Drones in Their Own 'Iron Maiden'

A new defense startup has invented a drone recover and launch system that uses vertically mounted pins to trap and release unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The system, which looks like a medieval torture device, can nab a drone from a moving platform and send it back out again—all without involving a person.
A Drone Was Used To Deliver A Chinese Takeaway To Dublin Prison

A Drone Was Used To Deliver A Chinese Takeaway To Dublin Prison

According to reports, a drone was used to deliver a Chinese takeaway to Wheatfield prison, orchestrated by inmates at the jail. A source revealed that "There's no conceivable way a Chinese takeaway could get into the prison other than by a drone".
UNDERWATER DRONES TRACK HURRICANE FLORENCE'S TRAJECTORY

UNDERWATER DRONES TRACK HURRICANE FLORENCE'S TRAJECTORY

WHEN HURRICANE FLORENCE makes landfall on the North Carolina coastline this week, Catherine Edwards will be hoping the super-storm doesn’t veer toward her home in Savannah, Georgia. But even if Florence maintains a safe distance,
Drone Delivery Company Conducts City of Reno's First FAA-Approved Multi-Drone Flight

Drone Delivery Company Conducts City of Reno's First FAA-Approved Multi-Drone Flight

Drone delivery company Flirtey has officially conducted its first drone flights in Reno, Nevada, as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program on Wednesday. 
Drone startup Airware crashes, shut downs after burning $118M

Drone startup Airware crashes, shut downs after burning $118M

Drone operating system startup Airware  today suddenly informed employees it will cease operations immediately despite having raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Google’s GV, and Kleiner Perkins. The startup ran out of money after trying to manufacture its own hardware that couldn’t compete with drone giants like China’s DJI.


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