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Video: Drone takes incredible shots of mother/calf humpback whale

A mother and calf pair of humpback whales were enjoying their life in the wild when Filmmaker Justin Edwards found them with his drone. He was able to use his device to get some great shots of the animals without disturbing their habitat.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

Rescue drone can plow through forests and wreckage with shield

A new drone uses a cage-like device as a shield to smash through intervening trees and disaster area wreckage in order to rescue victims. This new "dronernaut" (Juggerdrone?) may be our next real-life action hero.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Islamabad condemns U.S. drone strike

Islamabad - Pakistan on Thursday condemned the first U.S. drone strikes on its soil this year despite suspicions the two countries coordinated over the attack in the aftermath of a Taliban siege of Karachi airport.
In the Media by Khurram Shahzad (AFP)

First U.S. drone strikes this year kill 16 militants in Pakistan

Bannu - The first two U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan this year killed at least 16 militants, as Washington resumed the controversial programme after a brazen Taliban attack on Karachi airport earlier this week.
In the Media by Hasbanullah Khan (AFP)

After Karachi attack, first US drone strike in Pakistan this year kills 6

Bannu - The first US drone strike in Pakistan this year on Wednesday killed at least six militants, officials said, as Washington resumed the controversial programme after a brazen Taliban attack on Karachi airport earlier this week.
In the Media by Hasbanullah Khan (AFP)

Video: Woman recorded and arrested after assaulting man

Madison - New technology can be amazing but sometimes it just makes people mad. In the case of Andrea Mears she allegedly got so mad that she attacked the user of a drone with a built-in camera.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Stunning aerial footage cops fine for French teenager (Video)

Nancy - 18-year-old Nans Thomas drew worldwide attention after publishing amazing aerial footage of the historic city of Nancy in France. He has since been hit by a 400 euro fine for his unauthorized drone flight to film it back in January this year.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Aerial view of gray whales off the California coast (Video)

In what is definitely an example of drones being put to a good use, the above video shows six gray whales, swimming along off the California coast, close to Highway 1. It was captured with a GoPro Hero 3 camera flying on a DJI Phantom 2 drone.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Video: Tulip field patchwork captured by drone

Lisse - It all goes to show that drones can also be used for a good purpose (besides delivering beer and pizza that is). A DJI Phantom 2 drone with a GoPro Hero 3 on board caught this incredible and colorful patchwork in the Netherlands.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Google buys New Mexico start-up drone maker Titan Aerospace

Is the race for high altitude unmanned drones on? Two major tech giants showed interests in start-up drone companies and another major purchase has been made today.
In the Media by Milton Este

North Korea denies link to drones recovered by South

Seoul - North Korea on Monday flatly denied any connection to three crashed drones recovered in the South, and accused Seoul of "fabricating" a link in order to smear Pyongyang.
In the Media by AFP

Britain increasingly stripping its people of citizenship

London - This week, Britain’s government faced a setback in expanding its powers to revoke a person’s citizenship when the House of Lords denied the requested expansion, but the Home Office still retains the power to strip citizenship in certain cases.
In the Media by Justin King - 7 comments

Russia says intercepted US drone over Crimea: arms group

Moscow - A United States surveillance drone has been intercepted above the Ukranian region of Crimea, a Russian state arms and technology group said Friday."The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground.
In the Media by AFP

Drug-laden drone found 'hovering' near Australian prison

Sydney - Australian police on Monday said they had arrested a man after a drone allegedly carrying drugs was seen "hovering in the vicinity of a prison".Victoria state police said the unmanned aerial vehicle, which was carrying a small quantity of drugs, was fo...
In the Media by AFP

Drug-laden drone found 'hovering' near Australian prison

Sydney - Australian police on Monday said they had arrested a man after a drone allegedly carrying drugs was seen "hovering in the vicinity of a prison".Victoria state police said the unmanned aerial vehicle, which was carrying a small quantity of drugs, was fo...
In the Media by AFP

US aviation agency to appeal drone ruling

Washington - The US aviation agency said Friday it will appeal the dismissal of a $10,000 fine it imposed on a Swiss entrepreneur who flew a drone over a college campus to make a commercial.Enthusiasts of the unmanned aircraft are closely following Raphael Pirker's...
In the Media by Robert MacPherson (AFP)

Facebook out to buy solar drone maker: report

San Francisco - Facebook is in talks to buy a solar-powered drone startup in what could lead to making wireless Internet available in regions without online access, according to technology news website TechCrunch.TechCrunch cited an unidentified source as disclosing t...
In the Media by AFP

Landslide vote in European Union condemning U.S. drone use

Strasbourg - European Union Members of Parliament condemned the use of drones in targeted killings in a vote of 534 to 49. The vote proposing a ban referred to the drone strikes as “unlawful.”
In the Media by Justin King - 7 comments

Op-Ed: The Internet can be used like a drone

Salt Lake City - The military loves drones because without placing a human at risk they can attack targets. Those on the ground can wave and shout they are innocent but no one can hear them.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Iran unveils new drone capable of reaching Israel

Iran's military has unveiled a new drone aircraft, calling it the biggest drone they have built so far, with the capability of reaching Israel.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

UN says US drone strikes may violate international law

The report by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, Ben Emmerson, asks for the US to share information about attacks coordinated by the CIA and explain its position on the legal standing of the attacks.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

Video: US stealth drone X-47B launched from aircraft carrier

The US Navy has conducted the first launch of an unmanned autonomous aircraft from an aircraft carrier. The test flight of X-47B stealth drone, designed to launch from an aircraft carrier, was conducted over the Atlantic.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

OppiKoppi music festival in South Africa to offer beer by drone

Northam - Concertgoers attending the OppiKoppi festival in South Africa this year won't have to queue for a brew. Plans are for beer-equipped drones to deliver the drinks via parachute to customers at this year's concert.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

IDF shoots down drone off Haifa coast flying from Lebanon

Haifa - Israel's IDF fighter jets shot down an unmanned aircraft flying close to Haifa on Thursday. An IDF source reports that the aircraft took off from Lebanon and was apparently sent by Hezbollah.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 6 comments

Rapyuta, Roboearth's collective brain for robots goes live

It’s not quite the Borg Collective of Star Trek fame but this week, the prospect of sentient, reasoning robots took a step closer as the European Roboearth project deployed its alpha version of a standardised knowledge base for robots.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Drone sighting near JFK airport sparks FBI, FAA investigation

New York - The FBI and the FAA say they are investigating a report from the pilot of an Alitalia passenger jet that he saw an unmanned aircraft near JFK airport over Brooklyn. The pilot said he spotted the drone within 200 feet of his passenger airplane.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Obama approves legislation to expand domestic surveillance drones

President Obama has approved new legislation that will quicken the pace of the drive to introduce the use of domestic surveillance drones within US airspace. Obama signed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 Thursday.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Game of Drones: Operators are to receive medals of valor (video)

Washington - Drone operators, wielding the joysticks that operate those infamous drones killing "terrorists" all over the world, can now receive a "Distinguished Warfare" Medal for their efforts.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Brennan: Drone strikes legal, water boarding is reprehensible

Washington - According to John Brennan, Obama's pick for Director of the CIA, everything is fair in love and war except water boarding. While he defended the drone program at yesterday's Senate nomination hearing, he depicted water boarding as reprehensible.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 16 comments

Torture, drones, killings dominate Brennan confirmation hearing

Washington - Questions regarding enhanced interrogation, drone strikes and targeted killings dominated Thursday's Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins
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A 2011 photo released by the official website of Iran s Revolutionary Guards shows what Iranian offi...
Iran's Revolutionary Guards
A 2011 photo released by the official website of Iran's Revolutionary Guards shows what Iranian officials say is an American RQ-170 Sentinel high-altitude reconnaissance drone that crashed in Iran
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IAF downs unidentified drone
LiveLeak/IDF
IAF downs unidentified drone
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Google s purchase of Titan Aerospace for its solar-powered drone technology in order to roll out Int...
singlesoliloquy
Google's purchase of Titan Aerospace for its solar-powered drone technology in order to roll out Internet connectivity to remote locations is a ludicrous idea. Photo credit: singlesoliloquy / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
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The Pars robot  shown here  may soon be replacing human lifeguards at beaches all over the world.
by RTS Labs
The Pars robot, shown here, may soon be replacing human lifeguards at beaches all over the world.
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An Aladin UAV drone
KrisfromGermany
An Aladin UAV drone
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The Bluefin was unmanned and programmed to follow a descent path but turned around once it went into...
YouTube via the Telegraph
The Bluefin was unmanned and programmed to follow a descent path but turned around once it went into a section that was too deep.
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Lijian
Secret Projects
Lijian
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Predator Drone.
Doctress Neutopia
Predator Drone.
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The Vanguard Shadowhawk drone is now in use by police departments inside the U.S.
The Blaze
The Vanguard Shadowhawk drone is now in use by police departments inside the U.S.
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Unveiling the Karrar  the messenger of peace called the  Striker
Fox News, video screen capture
Unveiling the Karrar, the messenger of peace called the 'Striker'
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A ScanEagle in its catapult launcher
Gunnery Sergeant Shannon Arledge of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
A ScanEagle in its catapult launcher
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Amazon
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The new  bird  drone developed by MIT University that can  perch  on power lines to recharge itself.
MIT University
The new 'bird' drone developed by MIT University that can 'perch' on power lines to recharge itself.
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MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles sit on the parking ramp at Balad Air Base  Iraq
Staff Sgt. Tony R. Tolley / U.S. Air Force
MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles sit on the parking ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq
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This drone has a Go Pro camera mounted underneath and can go anywhere
Don McCullough from Santa Rosa, CA, USA
This drone has a Go Pro camera mounted underneath and can go anywhere
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Drone discovered on Ticao Island  Masbate  Philippinweas
philstar.com
Drone discovered on Ticao Island, Masbate, Philippinweas
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Chinese drone: Xianglong  or Soaring Dragon
Weibo
Chinese drone: Xianglong, or Soaring Dragon
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