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All volunteer search and rescue team fights FAA, wins

Washington D.c. - A Texas volunteer based non-profit search and rescue organization can resume its operations after winning its court battle against the Federal Aviation Administration.
In the Media by Greta McClain

U.S. drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

Baghdad - Armed American drones were flying over Baghdad to defend U.S. military advisers and diplomats as Iraqi forces readied a massive operation Saturday to take back Saddam Hussein's hometown from Sunni militants.
In the Media by W.G. Dunlop (AFP)

U.S. drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

Baghdad - The United States confirmed Friday it was flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend Americans, as Iraqi forces fought for a strategic university and launched air strikes in militant-held Tikrit.
In the Media by W.G. Dunlop (AFP)

U.S. drone strikes set ‘dangerous precedent’

Washington - America’s reliance on secretive drone missile strikes against terror suspects has set a "dangerous precedent" that could be imitated by other countries and trigger wider wars around the world, former senior U.S. officials said in a report Thursday.
In the Media by Dan De Luce (AFP)

What you need to know about drone accidents

Washington - These days things that seem to be falling from the sky could be real: most likely drones or even Wi-Fi balloons. There soon will be many more of these devices flying.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

UN talks take aim at 'killer robots'

Geneva - Armies of Terminator-like warriors fan out across the battlefield, destroying everything in their path, as swarms of fellow robots rain fire from the skies.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

UN talks to target 'killer robots'

Geneva - Armies of Terminator-like warriors fan out across the battlefield, destroying everything in their path, as swarms of fellow robots rain fire from the skies.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

Two Koreas in heated exchange over drone row

Seoul - North Korea on Monday denounced South Korea's claim that Pyongyang sent a trio of spy drones across the border as a provocative "charade" organised by its "prostitute" president, Park Geun-Hye.
In the Media by AFP

New 'bird' drones land on power lines to recharge themselves

A research project at the MIT university has enabled a student to produce a prototype version of a small unmanned drone that can land on nearby power lines in order to recharge itself when it runs short of power without returning to base.
In the Media by James Walker - 3 comments

Kenya seeking funds for drones to help fight poaching

Poaching is still a major problem in sub-Saharan Africa, with Kenya losing 18 rhinos and 51 elephants to well-armed poachers already this year. In 2013, 59 rhinos and 302 elephants were lost, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).
In the Media by Karen Graham

Unmanned drones useful in agricultural applications

There is a growing interest in the use of unmanned drone aircraft to help monitor the millions of acres farmland and crops.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Max Keiser tips hat to Alex Jones while talking about drones

Max Keiser recently tipped his hat to popular radio host Alex Jones while talking about drones and corporations in a Russia Today segment.
In the Media by Alex Allen

Australia to buy U.S. Triton drones to secure Indian Ocean resources

Australia has committed to purchasing the U.S.
In the Media by Matt Siegel (Reuters)

Journalist sues Hartford PD in drone use dispute

A TV journalist is suing the Hartford Police Dept. after he was stopped from using a drone to film an accident scene. The dispute may be local, but it comes in the middle of a national debate over the private use of drones in the US.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Small drones hit US regulatory turbulence

Middletown - Hovering like mechanical sparrows over a windswept Maryland field on a bright Saturday afternoon, small drones seem harmless -- but they are at the center of an ardent dogfight over US regulations.Every few weeks, members of the 800-strong DC Area Dron...
In the Media by Robert Macpherson (AFP)

Report alleges NSA role in U.S. drone assassinations

A report based on leaked documents from Edward Snowden alleges that the NSA uses collected metadata to determine the target of drone strikes, rather than human intelligence.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

Drone limits put American 'lives at risk,' US congressman says

Washington - Mike Rogers (R – Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, stated Tuesday that drone limits put American “lives at risk.”

NH city ignores FAA, uses drone for video

Nashua - Nashua, NH, is using a video featuring aerial views to promote the community. The problem is that it was shot by a company using a civilian drone without a special certificate from the Federal Aviation Authority, and that’s not legal.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 2 comments

Real estate brokers using drones to show homes

Naperville - Legal or not, real estate brokers are using small drones to sell multi-million dollar homes, according to several media reports. In some cases, tiny drones fly inside the mansions to film the interiors.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

Iranian scientists develop lifeguard drone

Human lifeguards may become a thing of the past, as scientists have developed and successfuly tested a drone capable of saving drowning victims at sea.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Japan defence budgets increase along with China tensions

Tokyo - Japan and China tensions over East China Sea islands, that both countries claim to own, continue to increase resulting in Japan deciding to increase its defence budget.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Germany's DHL drone test flight delivers medicine in record time

In the 21st century we have become used to reports of death and destruction by drones but finally it seems the technology could be put to good use as a delivery system.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

TopFinds: World pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, Amazon's drones

The world mourns the death of South African hero Nelson Mandela. Amazon attracts media attentions for its "drone" announcement. What's at the heart of America's Walmart protests? Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

Jellyfish drones on track to make waves in the sky

Researchers at NYU have developed a jellyfish-like drone prototype based on a simple, four-winged design that can flap 20 times per second. Mimicking the swimming motion of jellyfish, the robot is capable of stable flight at a relatively small scale.
In the Media by Craig Boehman

Amazon unveils automated drones to deliver products

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and founder, tells 60 Minutes that automated unmanned drones could be the future of product delivery for the company. In order to trim delivery costs and help keep the planet "green," drone delivery may be the way of the future.
In the Media by AR Vasquez - 1 comment

Drones causing rise in UFO sightings

Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a cloud, it's a UFO or it may be just a drone. The increased use of drones by both military and the private sector have led to an increase in the number of reported UFO sightings.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt - 1 comment

Catholic Worker activists acquitted of drone base protest

Five Catholic Worker activists have been acquitted of blocking the gate of a New York air base where US unmanned aerial drones are remotely operated.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

US official: Every Yemen drone strike creates 40-60 new enemies

A former US State Department official in Yemen claims that for every al-Qaeda militant killed by a drone strike, 40-60 new "enemies of America" are created.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Amnesty: US drone strikes in Pakistan may be war crimes

Two of the world's leading human rights groups have released scathing reports detailing how US drone strikes are killing innocent civilians in Pakistan and Yemen.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

U.S. to develop autonomous assassin drones

According to several reports released in the media, the U.S. government plans to develop drones in the near future that are capable of autonomously neutralizing targets - assassin bots, in other words.
In the Media by Saunon Malek - 1 comment
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A weaponised drone.
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A weaponised drone.
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
DoD photo
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
DoD photo
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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Customs and Border Protection Agency said data collected by drones could be shared with other govern...
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
Customs and Border Protection Agency said data collected by drones could be shared with other government agencies
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Tsavo National Park is a vast plain  with few water holes.
Kenya Citizen TV-YouTube
Tsavo National Park is a vast plain, with few water holes.
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
DoD photo
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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Giant Jelly
Dan Parsons
Giant Jelly
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A surveillance drone used in London during the Oolympics
Reuters
A surveillance drone used in London during the Oolympics
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DJI Phantom Aerial Quadcopter: The maximum horizontal flight speed of the Phantom can reach 10m/s an...
DSLRPros / DJI
DJI Phantom Aerial Quadcopter: The maximum horizontal flight speed of the Phantom can reach 10m/s and the maximum vertical speed is 6 m/s
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Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout sl...
With permission by Reuters / Fayaz Aziz
Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout slogans during a protest against U.S. drone attacks. The banner in Urdu reads, "Barbaric drone attacks on innocent tribal people is blatant state terrorism by America"
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Drone in storm.
Truthout.org/flickr
Drone in storm.
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Flying a Parrot AR drone quad-copter with iPad
Ville Hyvönen
Flying a Parrot AR drone quad-copter with iPad
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
DoD photo
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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Drones are being used by DHS to monitor drug trafficking  illegal immigration and other criminal act...
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA(
Drones are being used by DHS to monitor drug trafficking, illegal immigration and other criminal activity along the U.S.-Mexican border. There are also plans by federal officials to use drones to patrol the skies at and near U.S. airports as an anti-terrorism protective measure
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Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout sl...
With permission by Reuters / Fayaz Aziz
Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout slogans during a protest against U.S. drone attacks. The banner in Urdu reads, "Barbaric drone attacks on innocent tribal people is blatant state terrorism by America"
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DJI Phantom Aerial Quadcopter: The maximum horizontal flight speed of the Phantom can reach 10m/s an...
DSLRPros / DJI
DJI Phantom Aerial Quadcopter: The maximum horizontal flight speed of the Phantom can reach 10m/s and the maximum vertical speed is 6 m/s
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MQ-9 Reaper
MQ-9 Reaper
MQ-9 Reaper
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Elephant killed By poachers  Voi area  Kenya.
26 February 2010
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Elephant killed By poachers, Voi area, Kenya. 26 February 2010
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MQ-9 Reaper UAV
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson
U.S. drone in action
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Medea Benjamin  David Swanson  and Cindy Sheehan speak in San Francisco in November 2012 about the d...
Medea Benjamin, David Swanson, and Cindy Sheehan speak in San Francisco in November 2012 about the drones wars
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