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NASA Is Making A Traffic Control System For Drones

NASA is not down with drones flying around town all willy-nilly and potentially electrocuting North West. The space agency is developing an air traffic control network near Moffat Field, California for unmanned aircrafts at 400 to 500 feet meant to put regulations in place.


Watch This Guy Desperately Try To Save His Dying, Water-Bound Drone

Keeping your gadgets charged is important. More and more our very lives are stored on our smartphones. If they die, we’re cut off our friends, work email, and Reddit. There’s also the nightmare of realising your drone’s battery is dying while it’s 50-feet above a body of water.


ISIS Militants Use The Same Drones As Ordinary Folks

What kind of drones do ISIS militants use? Nothing fancy actually: in fact, they use an off-the-shelf consumer drone like a DJI Phantom.


Megachurch Explains How Predator Drones Are Just Like God

It sees your every move. It can stamp out your life in a millisecond. You can neither see nor hear it, but it’s always above you. Watching. If you’re struggling to understand God, allow a Dallas pastor to offer a more relatable metaphor: Drones.


Watch Google Test Its Top Secret Drone Project In Queensland

“G’day mate. Can I get some food for me dog?” asks Neil over the radio to his friend Nick. Neil’s friend Nick works with Google, and that dog food is going to be delivered by Project Wing, Google’s top secret drone delivery project.


Project Wing: Google's Secret Program For Delivery Drones Is Being Tested In Australia

How’s this for sneaky? It’s being reported that Google’s clandestine Google X team has spent the last two years working on a secret drone program. More than a silly stunt like the teaser Amazon pushed out earlier this year, Google appears to be serious about delivery in the air — getting products from the warehouse to their destination in about two minutes.


Forget Hot Air, Disney Parade Floats Could Soon Fly Under Drone Power

The Disney theme park empire is always working to stay on the cutting edge of spectacle tech, and judging by some recent patent applications, The Mouse has his eye on the skies: Disney’s R&D teams want to use drones for their theme park parade floats and aerial displays.


Should Cities Have Zoning For Drones?

In the US, the FAA’s rules about commercial drones have so far been ham-fisted: ban, except in special cases. And who knows how things will pan out in Australia where three Aussie entrepreneurs want regulatory approval to deliver parcels using drones. But what would a world where we live, play, and work next to drones look like? What would city zoning for drones look like?


How An '80s Book For Kids Predicted Today's Spy Satellites And Cyberwars

Back when I was a kid in the 1980s and ’90s, I assumed that one day governments would be able to spy on anyone from space. Where did I get this idea? From the odd sci-fi movie or three. As well as books like Future War and Weapons by Neil Ardley from 1981. The unnerving part? They weren’t wrong.


Monster Machines: Africa's First Indigenous Aircraft Will Compete With Surveillance UAVs

While Africa’s backyard space program has yet to get off the ground, the continent’s first (arguably) homegrown aircraft has already taken flight. Throughout the continent, these ultralight two-seaters could soon fill the skies where long-range surveillance UAVs are too expensive to fly.


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