How Drones Are Already Being Used to Help Save People

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 Pete Marovich / Bloomberg via Getty Images file A lifeguard-controlled drone scours for sharks at Seal Beach in Southern California. In Germany, a drone brings a defibrillator to a man on a golf course having a heart attack. And during the floods in Texas this year, drones served up flotation devices to stranded people. While […]

CNN Gets FAA Clearance to Test Drones

Cable news net hopes to help define drone journalism rules Deborah D. McAdams WASHINGTON and ATLANTA—CNN said federal regulators have cleared it to test newsgathering with drones. According to the cable news network, it entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles—colloquially known as “drones”—into […]

FAA authorizes drone use for mosquito control in the Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District plans to use two drones to search for standing water in remote spots. The Key West Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/1rFHePw ) that it’s the first time the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized drones for mosquito control in the U.S. The district’s executive director, Michael Doyle, says […]

U.S. drone rules remain in hangar in 2014

New York | Reuters – The United States missed a year-end deadline for publishing new rules on remote-control aircraft, delaying an eagerly awaited step toward using drones in everything from farming to package delivery. Businesses have been clamouring for rules to allow commercial drone flights, fearing the U.S. is falling behind other countries in developing […]

Regulations struggle to keep up with UAVs

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The dizzying pace at which UAVs have come onto the scene has regulators scrambling to keep up, and that may spell delays in bringing the many benefits of the technology to the farm in a timely and economical manner. by Paul Hollis in Farm Press Blog How many of you witnessed an unmanned aerial vehicle […]

Drones could change life as we know it in America – once we get over our fear of them

By Jessica Roy @jessica_roy A drone is an unusual choice, as far as Christmas gifts go. But last year, it was exactly what Dave Anderson wanted waiting for him under the tree. Captain Dave Anderson is a naturalist and conservationist who runs whale-and dolphin-watching tours in Dana Point, California. Last year, his wife got him a […]

Charges dropped against Springfield drone pilot

By Brian Bondus | Staff Writer Charges have been dropped against a Springfield man arrested for flying his drone over a traffic accident this spring, putting a spotlight on the lack of laws and education available for residents and law enforcement to deal with unmanned aerial vehicles. “We were kind of dealing with a unique situation […]

Facebook is kicking its drone business into high gear

By Jose Pagliery @Jose_Pagliery November 20, 2014: 1:39 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Facebook is bulking up its drone team. The company has posted more than a dozen jobs for aeronautical engineers, technicians and other specialists for its drone business. It’s all part of Facebook’s plan to connect the whole world to the Internet using […]

Linux Foundation and Leading Technology Companies Launch Open Source Dronecode Project

  Dronecode Project to advance development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; 3D Robotics, Baidu, Box, DroneDeploy, Intel, jDrones, Laser Navigation,Qualcomm Technologies, SkyWard, Squadrone System, Walkera and Yuneec among founding members DUSSELDORF, Germany {EMBEDDED LINUX CONFERENCE EUROPE} October 13, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, […]