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Drone delivers food and drinks at North Dakota golf course

Drone delivers food and drinks at North Dakota golf course

Golf insider Steve DiMeglio explains why Tiger Woods was an easy call for the Ryder Cup and how the U.S. has the deepest roster in decades, one that can win on foreign soil for first time since 1993. USA TODAY
This autonomous drone ambulance concept won its creator a $20,000 prize

This autonomous drone ambulance concept won its creator a $20,000 prize

Quadcopters are proving to be an exciting technology in a lot of fields, none more so than emergency services where they can be sent into disaster areas to assess damage, send medical equipment, drop supplies, and help plan airlifts.
Uber Eats wants to deliver your food with drones

Uber Eats wants to deliver your food with drones

Uber Eats, already one of the most popular food delivery apps, wants to elevate the game. As it works now, drivers pick up your food from a restaurant, put it in their car, drive with the goods, and then ring your doorbell with a bag full of dinner.
IBM Files Patent For a Coffee Delivery Drone

IBM Files Patent For a Coffee Delivery Drone

A new patent from IBM could bring new meaning to instant coffee. The patent describes a drone that could detect when a person is tiring and fly over with a cup of coffee on demand—so no need to worry if yours is the one street corner without a Starbucks.
South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

After spending years fighting to keep drones from flying over prisons, South Carolinacorrections officials unveiled plans on Thursday to use the small unmanned aircraft to keep a remote eye on inmates, an effort they said is the first of its kind in the country.
Coachella: Police using army of drones to boost security in wake of Las Vegas massacre

Coachella: Police using army of drones to boost security in wake of Las Vegas massacre

With 125,000 people expected daily and an increased camping area and footprint, thefestival dwarfs its host city, Indio. In the wake of the killing of 58 at a Las Vegas music festival, Indio police and 14 other local and federal agencies will have more eyes than ever on the crowd thanks to the aerial surveillance.
Astronomy and ecology come together in drone designed to tackle poaching problem

Astronomy and ecology come together in drone designed to tackle poaching problem

If reductions in habitats due to deforestation and climate change weren't enough, many species around the world are being driven to the brink of extinction from poaching. We've already seen numerous efforts employing drones to help combat this threat,
This might be the fastest delivery drone in the world

This might be the fastest delivery drone in the world

Some drone-delivery startups are trying to revolutionize the way we get pizza or packages. Others are trying to save lives. Zipline, the California-based startup that has been flying delivery drones in Rwanda since October 2016, announced today (April 3) that it’s launching a new fleet of drones that it says are likely the fastest in the world.
M-Air drone lab opens with eyes on the skies

M-Air drone lab opens with eyes on the skies

Ann Arbor — The University of Michigan College of Engineering has lift-off. On Wednesday, it celebrated the grand opening of M-Air, an outdoor drone flying lab on north campus. The 9,600-square-foot, netted complex sits in between the aerospace research building and the soon-to-be Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building, which is to open in 2020.
Drone nearly hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan

Drone nearly hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Air New Zealand said Tuesday that a drone came within meters of a flight descending into Auckland Airport from Tokyo, putting the safety of 278 passengers and crew at risk. After Sunday’s incident, the national carrier is calling for prison terms for drone operators who endanger lives.


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