In the early 1930s, Reginald Denny, an English actor living in Los Angeles, stumbled upon a young boy flying a rubber band-powered airplane. After attempting to help the boy by adjusting the rubber and control surfaces, the plane spun into the ground. Denny promised he would build another plane for the boy, and wrote to […]

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Sales of GoPro camera will surge with amendment in rules for drone flightsaround the globe, said the company’ssenior employeeJeff Brownin a statement on Monday.Fewer rules for drones may lead to increased sales of cameras and drones, he added. During a press conference on Monday at Seoul of South Korea, Brown said that governments around the […]

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One of the world’s largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. MARBLEHEAD, Mass. — One of the world’s largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to test the use of drones to make commercial […]

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The newest additions to the Dutch National Police (DNP) are North American “immigrants”: bald eagles that are specially trained to take down airborne drones. The initiative is a first for law enforcement, according to DNP officials. They announced in a statement, released Sept. 13, that the DNP is currently the only police force in the world […]

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Larry Downing/REUTERS The Central Intelligence Agency has its own investment capital arm, and it’s been pumping money into some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies for years. In-Q-Tel (named after “Q” in the James Bond films) invests in companies that can deliver useful technology to the intelligence community within 36 months. But since it’s structured as […]

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In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 still image from video, a test drone making a UPS delivery lands on Children’s Island in Marblehead, Mass. UPS partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to fly the drone on a programmed route for three miles over the Atlantic Ocean to make the delivery. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi) MARBLEHEAD, MA (AP) […]

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Catching the bad guys, putting out fires and finding missing kids just got a little easier for Palm Beach Gardens police and firefighters. The police department and fire rescue each has a new, buzzing, battery-powered drone. Four people between the two departments are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to operate the aircraft. Community donations […]

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BHUBANESWAR: Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) now has a quadcopter drone for surveillance as well as rescue and rehabilitation of the displaced wildlife. The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), which is collaborating with the Forest department, provided the unmanned aerial vehicle at STR on Friday. The Trust, working through its Rapid Action Projects (RAP) division, has […]

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MARBLEHEAD, Mass. — One of the world’s largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to test the use of drones to make commercial deliveries to remote or difficult-to-access locations. The companies began testing the drones Thursday, when they launched one from […]

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