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New governance rules for drones in Canada

The use of drones, especially by hobbyists and causal users, has increasingly come under the spotlight over safety issues. In Canada new laws have been passed and there are heavy fines, and even jail time, for those who flout the rules.

FAA considering an electronic license plate for drones

Drones, both commercial and non-commercial, have taken over the airways in the U.S., so much so that for safety reasons, the Federal Aviation Administration convened a committee last week to discuss the best way to regulate drone traffic.

Inside the future of drone technology Special

Drone technology traces its roots all the way back to 1849 when they started out as remote controlled airplanes. Major advances have been made since that time, and experts believe that drone usage is about to skyrocket.

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.

NASA to investigate link between hurricanes and Saharan dust

Do dust and warm, dry air from the Sahara desert affect the intensity of Atlantic hurricanes? NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel, or HS3, mission aims to find out.

Drone downed in Israeli airspace belonged to Hezbollah

The leader of the Hezbollah militia group Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah has stated that his organization owned the UAV that was recently shot down in Israeli air space.

U.S. Army’s new helicopter drone: ‘unprecedented’ surveillance

Washington - Increasingly reliant on drone technology, the United States Army is developing helicopter-style drones with vertical take-off ability and carrying 1.8 gigapixel color cameras offering "an unprecedented capability” of ground surveillance."

UK Police to use remote controlled spy planes

The Home Office has suggested that Police could soon use unmanned spy planes for surveillance operations on British homes.
 

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Robert Loos  the founder of Robotics Today.
Robert Loos, the founder of Robotics Today.
The new  bird  drone developed by MIT University that can  perch  on power lines to recharge itself.
The new 'bird' drone developed by MIT University that can 'perch' on power lines to recharge itself.
MIT University
Alternative image of the UDrone.
Alternative image of the UDrone.
At NASA’s Dryden Research Center in California  a group of engineers  scientists  and aviation tec...
At NASA’s Dryden Research Center in California, a group of engineers, scientists, and aviation technicians have set up camp in a noisy, chilly hangar on Edwards Air Force base. For the past two weeks, they have been working to mount equipment—from HD video cameras to ozone sensors—onto NASA’s Global Hawk, a remote-controlled airplane that can fly for up to 30 hours at altitudes up to 65,000 feet.
By NASA Photograph by Carla Thomas. (Global Hawk, NASA's New Remote-Controlled Plane) [Public domain
NASA s Global Hawk flew five science missions into Tropical Storm/Hurricane Nadine  plus the transit...
NASA's Global Hawk flew five science missions into Tropical Storm/Hurricane Nadine, plus the transit flight circling around the east side of Hurricane Leslie. This is a composite of the ground tracks of the transit flight to NASA Wallops plus the five science flights. TD means Tropical Depression; TS means Tropical Storm.
Credit: NASA
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MQ-9 Reaper
MQ-9 Reaper
The UDrone is a new aerial concept  controlled via a headband and completely hands free.
The UDrone is a new aerial concept, controlled via a headband and completely hands free.

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