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Swarms of Droplet Robots Could Map Oil Spills

  As electronic components plummet in price thanks to the impractical consumer-driven pace of mobile device development, it's becoming more and more realistic to talk about building robots that are cheap enough to be disposable....
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Feds Confiscated a Hobbyist’s Drone Footage to Keep It Off the Internet

Yosemite National Park raised a few eyebrows this weekend when park officials suggested—using some pretty dubious legal framework—that flying hobby drones in the park is illegal. But the park isn’t the first to try to make...
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Marathon Buzzed By Drones They Hired

  PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you were at the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday and looked up, you might have noticed an object in the sky — an unmanned aircraft system buzzing around the site. But no,...

Drone bill dies in Louisiana House committee

  After attracting controversy with legislation that would restrict the use of unmanned aircraft in Louisiana, state Sen. Dan Claitor went to the mall and put down less than $400 for a drone. Claitor showed the...

News Media Join Fight Against FAA Commercial Drone Ban

  A drone operator fighting an FAA fine of $10,000 has gotten some very important new friends.  Arguing that the FAA’s drone ban affects the “public’s First Amendment interest in the free flow of information”,...

KATV Stands Behind Its Use Of Drone Video

A Little Rock, Ark., TV station is not backing off from airing footage shot from a drone, despite a warning from the Federal Aviation Administration that commercial drone photography is illegal. “This video is being...

The Norwegian Army is using the Oculus Rift to drive tanks

It's hard to see when you're driving a tank, particularly when the hatch is closed for combat, but the Norwegian Armed Forces have hacked together a cool new solution using the Oculus Rift. By mounting cameras...
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Drone on Ice Breaker

Fednav pioneers the use of drones in polar shipping. In an industry breakthrough, Fednav this month became the first shipping company to employ drones, or Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), for ice reconnaissance on a commercial...

Aerial specialist maps out benefits of drones

  THE managing director of an aerial photography and surveying business says the use of drones is of benefit to the community. Chris Slee, who has recently set up ATEC-3D, says the use of light unmanned...

Six Months In Jail For Drones In Parks, According To What Law?

  If the National Park Service’s absurd interpretation of their regulations stands,individuals flying drones in national parks may face six months of imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine.   The fine and jail time were announced today by a...

Drone test flights surveying wildlife start in Alaska: FAA

  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second of six U.S. test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems, or drone research started operations on Monday in Alaska, surveying wildlife, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said.The University...

Drones in El Salvador are a significant tool for media

At night on the western edge of this capital city, Borman Marmol looked like a middle-aged toy helicopter aficionado. He leaned against his parked car, oversize remote control in hand, eyes to the sky. A...

Drone Journalism Can’t Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

What was once experimental is now becoming more common: Journalists and photographers are increasingly putting small commercial drones in the air to shoot photo and video. But when they do, they're on shaky legal...

UAVs to Inspect Solar Farms

  Like many new technologies, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) started with military applications and gradually found their way into civilian life. With support from investors such as Google, a new company called Skycatch has developed a UAV...

Canadian businesses harness drone technology

The sight of camera-equipped drones swooping through the sky may sound like something straight out of spy movies, but one Canadian film company is already making use of them behind the scenes. For the past...
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New course uses drones to inspire student innovation

Many university professors believe students learn best by doing; in a class offered at the University of Missouri in the upcoming fall semester, students will learn by designing software applications and flying. Thirty students in...

AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014 Trade Show

Why Attend? Imagine being in one place with the biggest influencers in the industry, who all want to share their most valuable knowledge with you.Fundamental and Advanced ProgrammingLearn about important issues, advancements, and opportunities in...
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DJI Phantom Drone & Glidecam

This footage was shot using a Phantom 2 Drone and a Glidecam HD 4000. The camera on the Glidecam is a Canon 5D Mark 3, with a 17-40mm lens. Source: Vimeo  

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) Prohibited in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park advises visitors that the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) are prohibited within park boundaries due to regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specifically, the use of drones...