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Drone Crashes, Hits Baby

The worst nightmare of every helicopter parent has come true: earlier this month, a 6.4-pound drone crashed at a movie premiere in Pasadena, hitting a one-year-old baby in the head.

The FAA Is Allowing A Company To Fly A Massive Fleet Of 300 Drones

In the biggest approval of commercial drone use to date, a tiny UAV startup got the OK from the Federal Aviation Administration last week to fly its fleet of 324 types of drones in the sky for “aerial data acquisition”.

FAA Approves In-Flight Internet That Might Not Suck

Slow internet is the worst possible kind of internet, as anyone who’s sold kidneys to use in-flight Wi-Fi can probably attest. GoGo, the biggest player in the airborne Wi-Fi game, has been promising faster speeds since 2013; thanks to a FAA decision, the company is now one step closer to coming through.

To Test Its Drone Fleet, Google Uses A Sneaky Legal Loophole

Google has been working with NASA to test delivery drones in private US airspace, according to documents reviewed by the Guardian. While laws mostly prohibit commercial drones from such activity, NASA offers Google a convenient loophole.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Caused By Lack Of Oversight 

An official investigation into the deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo over California last October finds that a co-pilot unlocked the ship’s braking system too early. The incident, according to the National Transportation and Safety Board’s report, could have been prevented with better safety procedures.

US Authorities Are Investigating A Teen Who Weaponised A Quadcopter

Earlier this month, a 14-second video entitled “Flying Gun” was posted on YouTube. It shows a flying quadcopter outfitted with a handgun firing four shots. Now, it’s become a Federal Aviation Administration investigation.

Appeals Court Rules That Your Electronics Can Stay Turned On In Flight

Back in 2013, the FAA saw sense, and ruled that passengers can use their electronic fondleslabs during takeoff and landing. And, shortly after, the Association of Flight Attendants sued, claiming the FAA had overstepped its bounds. An appeals court just ruled against the AFA, meaning takeoff Candy Crush is here to stay.

Amazon's Drone Delivery Patent Just Feels Like Trolling At This Point

The idea of receiving your Amazon delivery from drone is fanciful. It’s a total impossibility for the foreseeable future, sure, but Amazon just scored a patent for drone delivery system anyway.

Delivery Drones At Last? FAA Contemplates Relaxing 'Line Of Sight' Rule

Many drone businesses — like aerial pizza delivery! — don’t make sense when FAA rules require that humans have a clear line of sight to an aircraft. But the FAA’s drone boss just told us that naked eyes won’t always be a requirement.

Boeing's Dreamliner Has A Bug That Can Make It Lose Power Mid-Air 

Here’s yet another snag for the embattled Boeing 787 Dreamliner: The Federal Aviation Administration in the US today warned of an alarming software glitch, in which the AC power can cut out and cause the pilot to lose control in the middle of a flight.

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