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Rescue 116: Drones aid search for two missing men off Mayo coast.

The focus of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 search mission off the North Mayo coast has shifted to the recovery of the remaining two missing crew members, writes Evelyn Ring.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Drone Strike Kills Planner of 2008 Islamabad Hotel Bombing, U.S. Says.

The man who was killed, Qari Yasin, had ties to the Pakistani Taliban. The 2008 bombing killed more than 50 people in Pakistan’s capital.

- New York Times - US

Drones will go dinosaur hunting to help scientists track prehistoric footprints.

Dinosaur research just got more high tech, thanks to drones which will now be used by researchers to track the footprints of the prehistoric creatures. Drone mapping of dinosaurs' tracks is expected to revolutionise the way researchers investigate the ancient crutures as they allow scientists the ability to create digital ...

- Yahoo! News - US

AeroMIT finishes fourth in US contest.

Manipal Institute of Technology's AeroMIT, a team of 20 multidisciplinary undergraduates who design, fabricate and fly remote controlled aircraft, Micro Aerial Vehicle and research modern drone technologies, emerged fourth overall winners at a competition held at Fort Worth, Texas, US.AeroMIT has participated in the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Drone video shows Merseyside blast destruction.

Drone footage shows the extent of the destruction after a suspected gas explosion on Merseyside. Two people were seriously injured and 32 others hurt.

- BBC - UK

Top al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan.

A top al-Qaeda commander linked to the bombing of a luxury hotel and attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has said.

- Zee News - IN

Operating A Drone In Canada Just Got A Lot Harder.

With consumer drones being relatively new technology, it wasn't surprising that it took regulators awhile to come up with rules on how they should be operated. For example in the US, drone owners are required to register their drones with the FAA, which we suppose creates a sense of accountability and responsibility when it ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Chinese drone factory in Saudi Arabia first in Middle East.

Saudi Arabia’s key science and technology organisation has confirmed that one of the deals sealed during Saudi King Salman’s visit to China this month was an agreement to set up the first factory for Chinese hunter-killer aerial drones in the Middle East. IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly reported on Thursday that ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Mini-Drone Guided by Smartphone Takes Selfies.

One day you may be carrying your own drone everywhere you go. A drone has been developed to take selfies that is so thin it can be put into your pants pocket. The Selfly, as it is called, is attached to a smartphone that fits into the phone’s case. VOA’s Deborah Block tells us more.

- Voice of America - US

US confirms killing of Qari Yasin in drone strike.

By Lalit K Jha on 26 March 2017 WASHINGTON : The US has confirmed the killing of Qari Yasin, a top Al Qaeda leader responsible for several high profile terrorist attacks in Pakistan...

- Pajhwok - AF

Drone v plane crash fears as flight log charge considered.

Drone users could soon have to pay to take flight – a move that one drone enthusiast warns will only increase the chances of a collision with an aircraft.

- Stuff - NZ

Senior Pakistan al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

Qari Yasin, a native of Pakistan's Balochistan region, was said to behind the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

22 IS militants killed in drone strikes

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Twenty-two Islamic State militants have been confirmed dead in drone attacks in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, a spokesman for the provincial government said yesterday.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Senior Al Qaeda militant killed in U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan

Qari Yasin was responsible for a 2008 bombing on a hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, which killed dozens of people including two American service members.

- Global News - CA

US drone strike kills senior Qaeda leader — official

A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on March 19 killed the senior Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin, who has been linked to numerous attacks in his native Pakistan, the US military confirmed on Saturday. The post US drone strike kills senior Qaeda leader — official appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

U.S. airstrike kills al-Qaeda leader responsible for deaths of two Americans, Pentagon says

The March 19 attack, probably carried out by a drone, killed Qari Yasin in Afghanistan's Paktika province.

- Washington Post - US

Pentagon: US drone strike in Afghanistan killed a senior Al-Qaeda militant

The US military has confirmed that a US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on March 19 killed the senior Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin. He had been linked to numerous attacks in his native Pakistan.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Amazon drone delivers sunscreen: Will this be the future?

The online retailer's delivery drone made its public debut in the United States on Monday.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Bloke whose drone was blasted out of sky by angry dad loses another court battle for compo

Snoopers get shotguns An appeals court has snubbed a drone owner's demand for $1,500 compensation from a furious dad who blew the flying gizmo out of the sky when it hovered over his family.…

- TheRegister - UK

Afghanistan- 22 Daesh militants killed in Nangarhar drone strike

Afghanistan- 22 Daesh militants killed in Nangarhar drone strike...

- MENAFN - JO

Canada to develop vision-based drone navigation system

- Today.Az - AZ

22 Daesh militants killed in Nangarhar drone strike

By Yousuf Zarifi on 25 March 2017 JALALABAD : At least 22 Daesh militants, including two commanders, have been killed in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. The Nangarhar governor's spokesperson, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the unmanned...

- Pajhwok - AF

US Senators push Trump on defence deals covering F16s, drones with India

Two senators have written letters to the Trump administration to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to India as well as to approve a drone sale to the country, a media report said.

- Zee News - IN

Best Drones Under $300

You don't need to break the bank to buy a fun, reliable drone. Updated March 25: Added the Holy Stone Predator and updated copy regarding Canada's new drone regulations. If you're looking to buy your first drone, whether for racing or just for the fun of it, searching for the top-rated drones might result in sticker shock. ...

- Android Central - US

Find high flying inspiration with the NYC Drone Film Festival's incredible winning videos

This year's New York Drone Film Festival featured an impressive array of winners -- get ready to fly with the winning play list right here, from drones baking a cake to flying through tight spaces. The post Find high flying inspiration with the NYC Drone Film Festival's incredible winning videos appeared first on Digital ...

- Digital Trends - US

US Senators push Trump on defence deals with India

Washington, March 25 Two senators have written letters to the Trump administration to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to India as well as to approve a drone sale to the country, a media report said. Senators John Cornyn and Mark Warner sent letters this week to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Drones will go dinosaur hunting to help scientists track prehistoric footprints

Drone mapping of dinosaurs' tracks is expected to revolutionise the way researchers investigate dinosaurs.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Watch the Amazon Prime Air drone make its first delivery in the US

We're one step closer to having drones drop off packages at our doorsteps. On Monday, Amazon held a machine learning, automation, robotics and space exploration conference in Florida, where the first public demonstration of the Prime Air drone delivery system in the United States took place. According to The Verge, the ...

- Boy Genius Report - US

Watch Amazon's Prime Air Make Its First Public Drone Delivery

We know that Amazon has plans to make drone deliveries a thing. The company has been testing it out for the past few years, but it seems that recently in California, Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery program just made its first public demo delivery at a invite-only MARS conference.Note that this isn't the first time the ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Underwater laser-firing drone is hero Norway's salmon farmers have been seeking

Currently being employed in the North Sea fjords in Norway, a smart underwater drone has been deployed to fire highly targeted laser blasts to help deal with the problem of salmon-munching sea lice.

- Yahoo! News - US

Watch the moment an Amazon drone delivers sunscreen for the first time

Amazon has taken another small autonomous step toward drone delivery.  The company completed its first public United States delivery using one of its Prime Air delivery drones at a robotics conference in California on Monday, within the airspace of the Palm Springs Airport. SEE ALSO: Forget taxis; Dubai wants to fly you ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Google pulls Hezbollah YouTube channel after we told them about the drone ads

All the tools you need Until just minutes before we hit publish on this story, Google was using a YouTube channel run by a fan of Hezbollah to promote potentially lethal drones.…

- TheRegister - UK

GA-ASI starts testing of mid-air launch-and-recovery drone vehicles

GA-ASI is continuing to develop a mid-air launch-and-recovery system for small unmanned aerial vehicles.

- UPI - US

Game of Thrones Star Slams Season 7 Spoiler-Seeking Drones Infiltrating the Set: ‘They’re Low-Lifers’

"Everything we’ve done has been infiltrated, which is terrible"

- TIME Magazine - US

Amazon Prime Air Drone Drops Off Sunscreen In First U.S. Demo

When Amazon completed its first ever drone delivery in the United Kingdom last year, the company released official footage touting its latest milestone. But its first demo flight on this side of the pond was a much quieter affair, captured by a bystander at a recent company event. A Prime Air drone delivered a few bottles ...

- The Consumerist - US

Amazon Prime Air Drone Makes Its First US Delivery

Amazon has made its first public demonstration of the Amazon Prime Air Drone in the US, the company has been testing out its delivery drones for some time. In the video below we get to see the first delivery by the Amazon Prime Air Drone in the US, the delivery happened at an event at ( Copyright 2007-2016 Geeky Gadgets. ...

- Geeky Gadgets - US

Amazon successfully lands its first drone delivery on US soil in new video

Amazon has its sights set on bringing its delivery services to the next level – and the company has passed yet another noteworthy milestone as earlier this week it successfully landed its first Prime Air drone delivery on American soil. During an invite-only event at its MARS Conference in California, Amazon showcased ...

- The Next Web - US

Watch the moment an Amazon drone delivers sunscreen for the first time

Amazon has taken another small autonomous step toward drone delivery. The company completed its first public United States delivery using one of its Prime Air delivery drones at a robotics conference in California on Monday. SEE ALSO: Forget taxis; Dubai wants to fly you around in passenger drones The drone lands in a ...

- Mashable! - US

This is the first US delivery from Amazon's drone publicly caught on video

A newly surfaced video shows what is likely the first public demonstration of an Amazon Prime Air drone making a delivery in the United States. A demonstration at Amazon's MARS robotics conference in Palm Springs, California is the first time we've seen it take flight in the US. Last December Amazon released a promotional ...

- Business Insider - US

Watch: Robots, drones and virtual reality at Malta's largest tech event

From robots to CNC lasers and 3D printing, visitors at the opening of this year's Malta Robotics Olympiad had plenty to keep them entertained this morning.  Malta's largest technology event combines a design and technology expo showcasing students' designs and concepts, an EDx Conference featuring local and international ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

7 Key Facts You Need to Know Before Investing In Drone Technology

With a broad range of practical applications and rapidly evolving technology, drones offer huge untapped potential, but not every market offers equal opportunities for growth. Here are seven facts and forecasts to know before investing.

- Forbes.com - US

Airspace rights still unclear after drone lawsuit dismissed

Where exactly you're entitled to fly your drone in the US without fear of it being blasted out of the sky continues to be a legal gray area, after a judge dismissed another case brought against self-proclaimed "drone slayer" William Merideth. The Ken...

- Engadget - US

Judge rules in favour of Drone Slayer,' dismisses lawsuit filed by pilot

Is it trespassing if you fly over your neighbour's land? The answer remains unclear.

- Ars Technica UK - US

Drone Footage Shows Scale Of Ukraine Fire

Reports from Ukraine said fires and explosions were continuing at a huge ammunition store in Balaklia, near Kharkiv in the northeast of the country. Drone footage shot on March 23 showed the extent of the disaster, which Ukrainian authorities blamed on sabotage.

- Radio Free Europe - US

What will a world with autonomous technology look like?

Millennials should prepare for cars without drivers, aircraft without pilots, and skies full of drones as cities move towards fully integrated and intelligent infrastructure, science festival panellists say.

- ABC News - AU

Future of farming: smart autonomous drones with eyes on the field

Farmers have another tool to help them in the field. With smartphones in hand, tech-savvy farmers are able to fly heavy duty drones out to do everything from crop dusting to surveying the health of the plants. SEE ALSO: Passenger drones will start flying for real in summer 2017 And with smarter software, drones can do more ...

- Mashable! - US

LIMA 2017: Aselsan debuts 'anti-drone jammer' system, targets Asia-Pacific countries

Key Points Aselsan has developed a man-portable system designed to incapacitate hostile unmanned aerial vehicles System has been developed against the backdrop of a proliferation in small commercial off-the-shelf UAV systems Turkish defence company Aselsan has unveiled a man-portable 'anti-drone

- Jane’s - US

First the Rise of the Machines, now this: UK military's Exercise Information Warrior

From drones to smart warships. Well, sort of Comment Fresh from signing contracts to put artificial intelligence into its warships, the Royal Navy is now running an exercise to demonstrate robotic warfighting tech at work – Ex Information Warrior.…

- TheRegister - UK

Tired of traffic? 'Flying taxis' may be coming in the near future

Taking to the skies on a drone to head home in the island state could be a thing in 2030, says Singapore's Ministry of Transport

- CBS NEWS - US

Privacy concerns as real estate agencies increase drone filming to sell properties

If you consider a drone filming above your property an invasion of privacy, you may soon be in conflict with a real estate agent.

- Stuff - NZ

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