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Man shoots down drone, gets hit with felony charges in Minnesota

Man shoots down drone, gets hit with felony charges in Minnesota

A Minnesota man is facing two felony charges for shooting down a drone, The Free Press reports. The incident began when an unnamed man flew a drone over Butterfield Foods, a producer of meat products—including chicken—in the Southern Minnesota town of Butterfield. The man later told a sheriff's deputy he was trying to prove that…
New FAA drone rule is a giant middle finger to aviation hobbyists

New FAA drone rule is a giant middle finger to aviation...

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Stuart O'Sullivan More than 34,000 people have deluged the Federal Aviation Administration with comments over a proposed regulation that would require almost every drone in the sky to broadcast its location over the Internet at all times. The comments are overwhelmingly negative, with thousands of hobbyists warning that the rules would impose huge new costs…
China fears lead Interior Department to limit use of foreign drones

China fears lead Interior Department to limit use of foreign drones

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The Interior Department is preparing a new agency policy that would drastically limit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles made overseas, The Wall Street Journal reports. The new policy is due to be formally announced today. The agency worries that information collected by drones could be "valuable to foreign entities, organizations, and governments." The agency…
FAA announces new system for remotely identifying and tracking drones

FAA announces new system for remotely identifying and tracking drones

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Enlarge / Wing Aviation, a "moonshot" project of Google's Alphabet, delivers a package to a customer in October 2019. Wing was the first drone operator sanctioned by the FAA to deliver packages to customers, but a large scale deployment of technology like this depends on better location tracking systems.Logan Cyrus/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Federal…
Drones will swarm our skies when these Three issues occur

Drones will swarm our skies when these Three issues occur

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This Uber Eats meal delivery drone prototype is designed to take off vertically then pivot its propellers for more-efficient forward flight. Uber In the not-too-distant future, drones will crowd the skies. Quadcopters, hexacopters, octocopters, svelte fixed-wing drones that look like miniature airplanes, hulking aircraft designed to lift 500 pounds, self-piloting Boeing air taxis and DJI's…
Drones might assist throughout your subsequent automotive breakdown

Drones might assist throughout your subsequent automotive breakdown

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Could drones help get your car fixed faster? Stephen Shankland/CNET Now when your car breaks down, you call a repair person and wait. The tow truck shows up, the driver assesses the situation and then you come up with a plan for the next steps. That typical process could change, however, now that a towing…
More proof indicate Iranian cruise rockets, drones in attack on Saudi oilfield

More proof indicate Iranian cruise rockets, drones in attack on Saudi...

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Drone wreck and cruise missile wreckage from the attack on the Aramco Abqaiq oil refinery is displayed during a Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense news conference in Riyadh on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Vivian Nereim/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Quds-1 cruise missile, on display during a Houthi weapons unveiling on July 7, 2019. Debris gathered…
Rockets and drones that strike Saudi oil fields: Made in Iran, however fired by whom?

Rockets and drones that strike Saudi oil fields: Made in Iran,...

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Enlarge / Smoke billows from Saudi Aramco's oil processing plants in Abqaiq and Khurais, Saudi Arabia, after attacks on September 14—attacks that used drones and possibly cruise missiles built in Iran. The US government has stopped short of officially blaming Iran for launching drones and cruise missiles against Saudi Arabian oil production facilities. But Secretary…
See NASA evaluate a swarm of 100 United States Navy Cicada drones

See NASA evaluate a swarm of 100 United States Navy Cicada...

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The drones come equipped with temperature, air pressure and wind-speed sensors. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET Hives and Cicadas. It might sound like NASA is getting into entomology, but it's actually taking a new set of drones for a test run.  NASA's Langley Research Center released a video last week showing four large drones (called…
Mind-Controlled Drones: Not As Far As You Believe

Mind-Controlled Drones: Not As Far As You Believe

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Chris Crawford of the University of Alabama affixes electrodes to a student volunteer University of Alabama Not long ago, moving objects with your mind was the province of Jedi knights and boy wizards. But on April 6, competitors and spectators will descend on the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the Brain-Drone Race competition, in…

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