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Facebook had a secret plan to build a $500m satellite

A report has claimed that Facebook has been considering launching a satellite into orbit to help its plans to provide Internet access to developing countries. The secret plans were scrapped recently due to the prohibitive $500 million cost.

U.S. Navy conducts first drone in-flight refueling

Washington - The U.S. Navy announced it had successfully completed the first in-flight refueling of a drone, widely increasing the use and range of the unmanned aircraft.

Review: Hot Docs’ 'Special Presentations' demands your attention Special

Hot Docs’ “Special Presentation” section features several stories from which we can learn and highlights some issues we can still change.

Amazon is testing delivery drones at a secret Canada site

Amazon is reported to be testing and developing its new drone delivery service at a secret site in Canada amid growing frustration with the U.S. government's prohibitive attitude towards the technology.

Amazon cleared by FAA to start testing deliveries by drone

Amazon is a step closer to being able to deliver packages by air, thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to start testing drones outside.

French police report 'dozen' drone sightings over Paris

Paris - Paris police on Wednesday said the public had reported around a dozen drone sightings over sensitive areas of the French capital -- the latest in a baffling series of overflights.

Al-Jazeera reporter fined for drone flights over Paris

Paris - A French court Tuesday fined a British journalist 1,000 euros ($1,100) for flying a drone over central Paris and confiscated the machine, as authorities scramble to explain a recent series of mysterious overflights.

Google close to sending solar-powered drones into the sky

Google has announced at Mobile World Congress that it is close to an official launch of its Project Titan solar-powered drone program. The first drones could be flying before the end of the year.

Al-Jazeera journalist in Paris court next week for flying drone

Paris - One of three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris will appear in court next week after pleading guilty, a judicial source said on Thursday.The other two television journalists have been freed.

Mystery as drones spotted in Paris sky

Paris - Investigators in Paris have been left puzzled by a string of drone sightings over Paris, even as three journalists for TV station Al-Jazeera were arrested Wednesday for flying one from a park on the edge of the city.

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris at night

Paris - Unidentified drones flew over Paris for a second night in a row, police said Wednesday, in the latest mystery appearance of unmanned aircraft over the French capital at a time of high security.

Drones spotted flying over Paris landmarks

Paris - Paris police were hunting on Tuesday for clues as to who carried out late night drone flights over at least five landmarks in the French capital, including the Eiffel Tower.

Unmanned drone recovered from White House grounds

Washington, D. C. - A drone aircraft found on the grounds of the White House in Washington, D.C., prompted new concerns Monday about the quality of protection offered to U.S. President Barack Obama and his family.

'Facilitator' of Taliban school attack killed in Pakistan

Peshawar - Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left 150 people dead in the country's worst ever terror attack, officials said Friday.

Drones over French nuclear plants: What's the risk?

Paris - French authorities have been left scratching their heads as unidentified drones zoom over nuclear plants across the country and while they pose no danger to the rock-solid structures, the mysterious phenomenon raises several concerns, experts say.

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

Jerusalem - Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, amid mounting tension on the UN-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau.

Iran 'will speed arming of Palestinians' after Israeli drone downed

Tehran - Tehran will "accelerate" arming Palestinians in retaliation for Israel deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said on Monday.

Iran says it downed Israeli drone over nuclear site

Tehran - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said it has brought down an Israeli stealth drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the centre of the country."A spy drone of the Zionist regime (Israel) was brought down by a missile...

Yemen pays $1 million to families of U.S. drone victims

Sanaa - The Yemeni government has paid out more than $1 million U.S. to relatives of victims of a U.S. drone strike. Documents verifying the payments show that there was evidence that many casualties were civilians with no Al Qaeda connections.

Op-Ed: Army's tiny drone shows miniaturization of video surveillance

The U.S. Army's recent announcement that it's developing a pocket-sized drone for video intelligence shows the evolving hardware surrounding military and commercial surveillance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles sit on the parking ramp at Balad Air Base  Iraq
MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles sit on the parking ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq
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The new 'bird' drone developed by MIT University that can 'perch' on power lines to recharge itself.
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Unveiling the Karrar, the messenger of peace called the 'Striker'
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INTRUDER ALERT: U.S. Secret Service officers began searching the White House grounds at dawn Monday after an apparent drone aircraft crashed on the lawn during the middle of the night. No injuries or damage was reported.
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Predator Drone.
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This drone has a Go Pro camera mounted underneath and can go anywhere
This drone has a Go Pro camera mounted underneath and can go anywhere
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Chinese drone: Xianglong  or Soaring Dragon
Chinese drone: Xianglong, or Soaring Dragon
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The Pars robot  shown here  may soon be replacing human lifeguards at beaches all over the world.
The Pars robot, shown here, may soon be replacing human lifeguards at beaches all over the world.
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A ScanEagle in its catapult launcher
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Circular geoglyph Amazon
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Lijian
Lijian
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Drone discovered on Ticao Island, Masbate, Philippinweas
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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
Iran's Revolutionary Guards
IAF downs unidentified drone
IAF downs unidentified drone
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The Vanguard Shadowhawk drone is now in use by police departments inside the U.S.
The Vanguard Shadowhawk drone is now in use by police departments inside the U.S.
The Blaze
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An Aladin UAV drone
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Amazon Prime Air Drone.
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A drone flying over a farm
A drone flying over a farm
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