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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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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Elephant killed By poachers, Voi area, Kenya. 26 February 2010
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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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MQ-9 Reaper
MQ-9 Reaper
MQ-9 Reaper
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Flying a Parrot AR drone quad-copter with iPad
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DJI Phantom Aerial Quadcopter: The maximum horizontal flight speed of the Phantom can reach 10m/s an...
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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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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Tsavo National Park is a vast plain  with few water holes.
Tsavo National Park is a vast plain, with few water holes.
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Drone in storm.
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CBP Air and Marine Predator Bs on the flightline for border protection duties
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Anti-drone protest in Washington  DC; March  2013
Anti-drone protest in Washington, DC; March, 2013
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A surveillance drone used in London during the Oolympics
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...
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
DSLRPros / DJI
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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...
Customs and Border Protection Agency said data collected by drones could be shared with other government agencies
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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MQ-9 Reaper UAV
U.S. drone in action
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CyPhy Works  new Pocket Flyer drone
CyPhy Works' new Pocket Flyer drone
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A weaponised drone.
A weaponised drone.
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