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Powerful video warns of the danger of autonomous 'slaughterbot' drone swarms.

A UC Berkeley professor is raising the alarm about the dangers of autonomous drone swarms' in a powerful and disturbing video played before the UN.

- Global News - CA

Taxi Drones Could Take Flight in Dubai in 2018.

Next great startup idea? Drone phobia classes for reluctant flying car passengers in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, EHang's hoped-for initial markets. There have definitely been worse startup ideas. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

How the Pentagon is preparing for the coming drone wars.

As dangers increase, the U.S. military is seeking ways to knock them out of the sky.

- Washington Post - US

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- TiPb - US

Robotics startup could fight Zika by dumping mosquitoes from a drone.

Researchers want to fight Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses by breeding sterile mosquitoes in captivity, transporting them in large numbers via a drone, and then dumping them in open areas.

- Yahoo! News - US

Old, meet new: Drones, high-tech camera revamp archaeology.

Scientists from Dartmouth College are turning to several high-tech tools that could help their fellow archaeologists make discoveries by speeding up the search

- Yahoo! News - US

IN PICTURES: How the Islamabad operation unfolded.

Ambulances and prison vans swarmed Islamabad's Faizabad Interchange early Saturday morning, with helicopters and drones circling the site for aerial surveillance, as law enforcement agencies commenced a crackdown against protestors here. Two women — allegedly part of the protestors — stand facing the law ...

- Geo.tv - PK

How the Pentagon is preparing for the coming drone wars.

Largely a preoccupation of hobbyists and experimenting companies, the vehicles are beginning to become a menace on the battlefield, where their benign commercial capabilities have been transformed into lethal weapons and intelligence tools.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Bees force Forests Minister to end event.

Officials suspect sound from a drone camera startled insects

- The Hindu - IN

A city in Niger worries a new U.S. drone base will make it a 'magnet' for terrorists.

Concerns have escalated following an ambush last month by Islamist militants that killed four U.S. and five Nigerien soldiers in a village along the Niger-Mali border.

- Washington Post - US

China testing huge drones as unmanned cargo planes.

China testing huge drones as unmanned cargo planes...

- MENAFN - JO

Flies could help to monitor disease outbreaks by acting as 'autonomous bionic drones' suggest scientists

Swarms of flies can be used to help monitor disease outbreaks, suggest scientists. This follows their research that shows how whole communities of bacteria – known as a microbiome – can hitch a ride' on common carrion flies and can be transferred to any surface where the flies land. 

- ScienceDaily - US

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- Mashable! - US

Old, meet new: Drones, high-tech camera revamp archaeology

ENFIELD, N.H. — Scanning an empty field that once housed a Shaker village in New Hampshire, Jesse Casana had come in search of the foundations of stone buildings, long-forgotten roadways and other remnants of this community dating to the…

- Billings Gazette - US

Old, meet new: Drones, high-tech camera revamp archaeology

Scanning an empty field that once housed a Shaker village in New Hampshire, Jesse Casana had come in search of the foundations of stone buildings, long-forgotten roadways and other remnants of this community dating to the 1790s.

- WRAL.com - US

A city in Niger worries new US drone base will make it a 'magnet' for terrorists

The growing perils faced by U.S. troops in Niger are intensifying questions about the decision to build a drone base near Agadez — the second such facility in Niger, an impoverished West African country twice the size of Texas.

- Stars and Stripes - US

You can give your loved ones the gift of flight this holiday season, no wings or ticket required

Every little kid dreams of flying. Not in an airplane, but real flying. Maybe like a superhero with one arm thrust forward, or a bird, soaring over trees and lakes. Turns out dreams can come true; with some smart tech. DJI has paired its Mavic Pro drone with a first-person view headset , the DJI Goggles, for an immersive ...

- Mashable! - US

Save $150 on this foldable, self-flying camera drone

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Drones have become a serious part of the photography experience, capable of capturing unique photos and videos that no non-flying camera ever could. But as anyone who's ever been attacked by a drone will tell you, piloting ...

- Mashable! - US

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- Techmeme - US

Ocean spa: Watch bowhead whales use giant boulders to exfoliate

A group of researchers used a drone to capture the whales as they exfoliated in Canada's Cumberland Sound.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Take to the skies with this sweet mini drone for just $51!

Drones are some of the coolest gadget toys to come out over the last couple years, and their applications are wonderful. You can shoot stellar aerial footage, race them, train up on them, and even deliver packages. But high-end drones can be incredibly expensive and it's a hobby where price is certainly the biggest barrier ...

- TiPb - US

Parrot Disco Fixed-wing Drone Review: Hands-on

The Parrot Disco launched a year ago in September 2016, and we had the opportunity to try it at launch time. The experience was a lot of fun, and the technology is quite impressive for a consumer-grade fixed-wing drone. Since then, Parrot released a Pro version of the Disco in May 2017, the Parrot Disco-Pro AG, an ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Nunavut to exfoliate

Aerial drone footage of bowhead whales in Canada's Arctic has revealed that the large mammals molt and use rocks to rub off dead skin.

- ScienceDaily - US

DJI Launches New Goggles For Drone Racers

Drone racing is a thing now. There are serious championships in which people compete. So it's not surprising to see hardware companies come out with products aimed at people who like to indulge in this sport. DJI today launched a new version of its DJI Goggles and they're meant for drone racers. The company is calling this ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Here's what happened when AI drones raced against a world-class human pilot

Can you guess who won?

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

NASA Drone Race Pits Man Against Machine

To showcase NASA's accomplishments on artificially intelligent navigation, the agency invited professional drone racer Ken Loo to go toe-to-toe with their software.

- Space.com - US

US-Russia arms race: Nukes, drones, subs getting more deadlier than ever

The US modernization effort is not coming cheap. This year the Congressional Budget Office estimated the program will cost at least $1.25 trillion over 30 years. The amount could grow significantly, as the Pentagon has a history of major cost overruns on large acquisition projects.

- Times Of India - IN

Let's talk about commercial drones at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

Everyone loves drones, including companies with very specific needs. Drones once were the hot new thing and the perfect birthday gift. But drone makers are now realizing that there's a bigger opportunity with commercial use cases, from farming to inspection. That's why we're excited to announce that three founders of three ...

- TechCrunch - US

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- The Next Web - US

Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence

Pasadena CA Nov 23, 2017 Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes - but humans won't be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, put their work to the test recently. Timing laps through a twisting obstacle course, they raced drones ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Get £70 off the fantastically fun DJI Spark compact drone for Black Friday

Get £70 off the fantastically fun DJI Spark compact drone From 23 to 27 November, DJI is knocking up to £160 off the price of its most popular models 23 Nov 2017 Deals

- PC PRO - UK

How drones uncovered a mystery about Arctic whales that were nearly hunted to extinction

This species remains a mystery, after it was nearly hunted down to extinction.

- Global News - CA

How Drones Are Being Used In Zanzibar's Fight Against Malaria

On a typically hot and humid July day in Stonetown, the capital of Zanzibar, a gaggle of children, teenagers and the odd parents watched our small drone take flight. My colleagues Makame Makame, Khamis Haji and I had finally found the perfect launch spot. With a high-pitched humming, the drone took to the air. It sounded ...

- Discover - US

Stunning new drone footage of Apple Park will make your jaw drop

If you haven't gotten a chance to visit Apple Park , the company's 175-acre Cupertino campus that looks like a massive spaceship , please savor this stunning drone footage. The footage, taken in November, gives an aerial view of the park and some of its key attractions like the Visitor Center, the pond , the soon-to-be ...

- Mashable! - US

Apple releases stunning new drone footage of Apple Park

If you haven't gotten a chance to visit Apple Park , the company's 175-acre Cupertino campus that looks like a massive spaceship , please savor this stunning drone footage. The footage, taken in November, gives an aerial view of the park and some of its key attractions like the Visitor Center, the pond , the soon-to-be ...

- Mashable! - US

Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Nunavut to exfoliate

Aerial drone footage of bowhead whales in Canada's Arctic has revealed that the large mammals molt and use rocks to rub off dead skin.

- PhysOrg - NL

Could drones save Australians from the crocodile menace?

Australian beaches are being monitored by drones in a four-day trial to protect swimmers from an increase in crocodile sightings.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Black Friday: Argos technology deals on PS4 Pro, Parrot drone and cutting-edge 4K TV

For its 2017 Black Friday discounts, retailer Argos has announced deals on popular technology products including 4K televisions, gaming consoles, cameras and tablets.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

How drones are being used in Zanzibar's fight against malaria

Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.

- The Conversation - UK

Image: Rover sunset

A rover crawls over rocky terrain on Spain's Canary Island of Lanzarote, also known as the island of a thousand volcanoes. A drone follows it closely from the sky as the Sun sets.

- PhysOrg - NL

Drones scatter mosquitoes to fight diseases

The drones can release thousands of sterile male mosquitoes to reduce the insect population.

- BBC - UK

Watch Nasa's AI-piloted drone race its human-controlled counterpart

The AI-backed drone uses cameras to track its position and matches it with a pre-loaded map to move around and avoid obstacles.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

New drone video shows off Apple Park and Visitor Center

It took several years but the completion of Apple Park is on the horizon. A new video has been released that shows off the new campus, along with the Visitor Center that is located across the street.

- Neowin.net - US

Rover sunset

Human spaceflight image of the week: Rover and drone form an alliance for space exploration

- ESA - FR

US Military: Drone Strike Kills More Than 100 Al-Shabab in Somalia

A U.S. military drone strike has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants in Somalia, U.S. Africa Command said. Military officials told VOA that Tuesday’s strike hit an al-Shabab training camp in the country’s Bay region, about 200 kilometers northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. “It’s obvious from what ...

- Voice of America - US

Small Eruption at Indonesia's Agung After Weeks of Unrest

After weeks of unrest that has waxed and waned, Agung in Indonesia finally produced an explosive eruption today. This blast wasn't anything close to the large blast that some media organizations have been claiming, but rather a relatively small eruption that was driven by water flashing to steam at the summit crater. ...

- Discover - US

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- TiPb - US

Turn off your mind, relax, and float down a red hot stream of lava from a Hawaiian volcano

Some people listen to rain sounds to relax, others watch rivers of red hot lava flowing from an active Hawaiian shield volcano. Like Erez Marom, who used a drone to capture mesmerising footage of lava streaming through the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater of Kīlauea, Hawai'i. It's one of the world's most ...

- Mashable! - US

Drone mappingproject begins

Gaps in civic amenities to be identified

- The Hindu - IN

Drones to be used for spraying pesticides

Government prepared to shoulder the burden, says Chief Minister

- The Hindu - IN

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