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Gun-firing 'drone' built by U.S. teen under investigation

New York - The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it was investigating an online video that shows an alleged home-made "drone" firing a handgun in the Connecticut countryside.

Drones force firefighters to ground planes in Calif. wildfire

San Bernardino - For the fourth time in as many weeks, recreational drones, five of them this time, have delayed efforts to fight a wildfire in California. It took close to a half-hour to find the drone operators and get them to bring their toys down.

Drone postal deliveries begin in Switzerland

En La Gottaz - Wondering where your package is? Look up!Switzerland's postal service said Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen is not likely to kick in for another five years.

Russia developing microwave gun to disable drones

Over the past few years drones have emerged as America's weapon of choice. Able to hit targets rapidly, and deployable without putting pilots' lives at risk, drones are now widely used in operating theaters around the world.

Op-Ed: Nation moves in different speeds in seemingly different universes

Denver - Perhaps the only thing the majority of Americans have in common is that they feel irrelevant. Gay, straight, conservative, liberal, pro-choice, anti-abortion. It is a shame people can’t binge.

Federal Aviation Administration allows for Amazon’s drones

Last Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon that will let the company test-drive Prime Air on the American grounds.

Boom in journalist drone use flies into legal obstacles

Paris - Flying over the flaming barricades of the Maidan protests in Kiev, the camps of Auschwitz or hurtling down a ski slope -- drones have become a vital tool for cameramen, but they are increasingly running into legal and practical obstacles.

Fresh drone flight over sensitive French military site

Paris - A drone has been spotted over a sensitive military site south-west of Paris, a source close to the enquiry said Sunday, the latest in a series of overflights that has stumped authorities.

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.

Drone controlled by human brain unveiled in Portugal

Lisbon - A Portuguese company has demonstrated groundbreaking technology that allows people to pilot unmanned aerial drones using brainwaves.

Drones to search Amazonian forests for ancient civilizations

Scientists plan to use drones to scour the Amazonian forests for evidence of ancient civilizations. New discoveries suggest that sophisticated cultures similar to those in other parts of the Americas once occupied the area.

You can now stop drones from flying over your house

If you have a fear of drones invading your personal property and even spying on you, there's now a way to prevent that: it's called NoFlyZone.org.

Illinois lawmaker proposes ban on hunters' use of 'unfair drones'

While some states have already banned or regulated the use of drones for hunting, even more states have bills on the books regarding the use of this controversial procedure. Alaska is one such state that has banned the use of drones for hunting wildlife.

Op-Ed: Is the U.S. a police state?

Washington D.c. - The disclosure of widespread torture of Muslim detainees, CIA spying on the U.S. Senate, and police violence, especially against blacks, raises the question of whether the U.S. has become a police state.

Austrian drones fly high, over Ukraine and beyond

- In the middle of the Austrian countryside, a few sleek, high-tech drones sit in a bright production hall, ready for missions over Ukraine, the Mediterranean or the Middle East.

Robots, quadcopters, and electric skateboards shown at IEMMF Special

Riverside - Vocademy is a 15,000 square-foot makerspace that contains high-tech tools where anyone can create just about anything. With their 1st year anniversary a few days away, they held an event that brought together makers of all kinds.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

Australia has committed to purchasing the U.S.

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.
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