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Dec 4, 2019

Drones used to deliver parcels to remote Alpine villages

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France’s postal service has begun using drones to make parcel deliveries to a remote Alpine village.

La Poste’s subsidiary, DPD, says flying packages by remote control is more reliable, quicker and safer than driving a van up narrow mountain roads in winter when they are often icy or blocked by snow.

The delivery by drone, which flies at around 30km/h, takes eight minutes for a round trip, compared with 30 minutes for a vehicle.

Dec 2, 2019

Stunning! 800 drones fly in the shape of a giant airplane in Nanchang, China

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Dec 2, 2019

A vertical takeoff drone for life saving missions

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An open-source stack is helping create practical drones for life-saving missions.

Nov 30, 2019

Drone users must now register and complete theory test

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The legislation aims to tackle drone-related incidents such as the one which caused chaos at Gatwick Airport last year.

Nov 30, 2019

SQUID drone is launched by a cannon from a moving truck [video]

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Not only are people still coming up with new drone applications, but they are also still coming up with new drone designs. How about the SQUID drone that is launched from a cannon mounted in the bed of a moving truck. Once the SQUID reached a certain altitude, it deploys and flies away like a ‘normal’ drone.

Nov 30, 2019

Jet-powered VTOL drone is like a quadcopter on steroids

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While propeller planes certainly do have their place, sometimes the extra speed and thrust of a jet engine is what’s really needed. Dallas, Texas-based FusionFlight has applied that sort of thinking to quadcopter-style drones, resulting in the AB5 JetQuad.

According to the company, the AB5 is “the world’s smallest and most powerful jet-powered drone with vertical take-off and landing [VTOL] capabilities.”

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Nov 28, 2019

Watch Boeing’s Starliner Meet Its Rocket for the 1st Time in This Awesome Drone Video

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Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, which is supposed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station in the near future, met its United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for the first time on Nov. 21.

Nov 27, 2019

US Military Warns of “Augmented Human Beings”

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The military is particularly keen on giving soldiers the ability to control drones with their minds.

Nov 23, 2019

Drone pilot fined $20,000

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Drone pilot Reuben Burciaga was fined $20,000 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after his fly-away DJI Phantom 3 drone landed right next to an active runway at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The drone incident took place in June of 2018 when Burciaga wanted to take an aerial photo of a Ferris wheel. Early on during the flight, he lost control of the DJI Phantom 3. The drone then slowly drifted for more than two miles towards the airport before landing right next to an active runway. The FAA issued the ‘careless and reckless” drone pilot a fine of $14,700 that increased to around $20,000 after Burciaga failed to pay or appeal on time. We have included the original video of the drone flight that was uploaded by Burciaga below.

Nov 23, 2019

Drones, robots, lasers, supersonic gliders & other high-tech arms: Putin wants Russian military to be up to any future challenge

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The Russian military will be going all out sci-fi, with Vladimir Putin saying the plan for boosting the Armed Forces until 2033 should focus on AI and weapons based on ‘new physical principles.’

With the introduction of a whole range of state-of-the-art arms in recent years, Russia has been “able to make a step forward compared to the world’s other military powers,” Putin said during a meeting of the Russian Security Council on Friday.

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