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The US Army Wants Distributed Bot Swarms And An 'Internet of Battlefield Things'.

turkeydance shares a new report about the U.S. Army Research Lab: In the coming months, the Lab will fund new programs related to highly autonomous drones and robots that can withstand adversary electronic warfare operations... A second program called the Internet of Battlefield Things seeks to put to military use "the ...

- Slashdot - US

Asian education and flying high to harness the wind.

Here's a selection of the stories we will be bringing you in the upcoming week.Monday Is it possible to use drones to harness the wind at altitudes and places where normal wind turbines can't be built?...

- Expatica - NL

UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes.

LONDON — British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. The new rules will require drones that weigh eight ounces or more to be registered and users will have to pass a safety awareness exam. Earlier this month London's Gatwick ...

- SFGate - US

U.K. to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes.

British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.The new rules will require ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Iran launches new air defence missile production line.

The Sayyad-3 is claimed to be capable of targeting drones, stealth aircraft and cruise missiles.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

U.S. Soldier In Hawaii Is Indicted On Charges Of Supporting ISIS.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Erik Kang is accused of sharing secret information and supplying gear, such as a GoPro drone, to undercover FBI agents he believed were affiliated with ISIS.

- NPR - US

Big opportunities in drone software: $565 million and climbing.

GUEST: This year drones have turned from buzzword to a mature technology, bringing value across many industries and representing an interesting investment opportunity. A number of VC firms have already jumped in, putting $454 million into 100 deals in 2016 alone, and both the amount of funding and 

- VentureBeat - US

A disruptor's guide to tackling regulated industries.

GUEST: When you're a disruptor, you're going to make waves – whether you're delivering goods by drone, renting out that urban apartment, or launching an autonomous ride-share. As a disruptor, you're likely going to act first and seek permission later. And as you do so, you'll inevitably bump up against regulations, ...

- VentureBeat - US

US Army Sgt. Indicted for Allegedly Trying to Help ISIS.

A US Army sergeant arrested July 8 for allegedly attempting to give classified military documents, a drone, and more to the Islamic State has been indicted and will appear in court Monday to faces charges of trying to provide material support to a "foreign terrorist organization," Reuters reports. The FBI...

- Newser - US

UK government plans to require drones weighing 250g or more be registered; drone owners will need to take a drone safety awareness test .

Zoe Kleinman / BBC: UK government plans to require drones weighing 250g or more be registered; drone owners will need to take a drone safety awareness test  —  The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft.

- Techmeme - US

Britain to require drone registration, safety tests.

BRITISH government announced on Saturday its plans to regulate drone use, under which drones will have to be registered and users will be required to sit safety awareness tests.

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Drone registration coming to the UK

The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring safer use of the technology.

- TechCrunch - US

Watch: Drone helps rescue man stranded in raging river

A drone has successfully been used to help rescue a man stranded in a raging river in China.The man, clad only in shorts and a lifejacket, was trapped on a concrete structure - surrounded by torrents of water - in Guangyuan City...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.

- PhysOrg - NL

Iran unveils new missile production line

Tehran starts manufacturing missiles that can target fighter jets, drones, cruise missiles and helicopters.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UK officials lay down new drone rules for amateur users

Operating a drone in the UK just got a little tougher, and safer. On Saturday, the UK government posted new rules governing the use of drones weighing over 250 grams , with input from the Department for Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority, and the Military Aviation Authority. SEE ALSO: Scientists are creating drones ...

- Mashable! - US

UK drone rules will require you to take safety tests

US officials might be easing up on drone regulations, but their UK counterparts are pushing forward. The British government has instituted rules that require you to not only register any robotic aircraft weighing over 250g , but to take a "s...

- Engadget - US

UK moves to tighten rules on drone use

British officials have announced plans to regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.

- PhysOrg - NL

Best Drones Under $300

You don't need to break the bank to buy a fun, reliable drone. 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. Sure, the DJI Inspire 1 looks AMAZING, but at nearly $3,000, it's not worth the investment if you're a ...

- Android Central - US

UK to regulate drone use with pilot safety tests and owner register

There were 34 drone related incidents in the UK during the first five months of 2017.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

UK moves to tighten rules on drone use

LONDON — British officials have announced plans to regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. The new rules announced Saturday will require drones that weigh eight ounces or more to be registered and users will have to pass a safety awareness exam during the registration process.

- SFGate - US

The UK government plans to start making drone owners take safety tests

The UK government is preparing to get a lot stricter on drones as their increasing popularity raises a number of safety concerns. Citizens that own drones weighing more than 250g may need to register their drone and attend safety awareness courses under new government rules announced on Saturday. The proposals come after a ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Why is US building huge drone base near this desert city?

- CNN Top Stories - US

Errant US Drone Strike Kills 15 Afghan Troops

Afghan Defense Ministry officials have confirmed that Friday’s U.S. counterinsurgency airstrike in the southern Helmand province mistakenly killed at least 15 government troops. The friendly fire incident happened in the Gereshk district where intense fighting was raging between Afghan forces and Taliban insurgents. ...

- Voice of America - US

UK to introduce registration for drone owners

, July 22 : Britain is set to introduce new drone laws by making registration of unmanned aircraft mandatory to reduce the increasing problem of their misuse.Under the new rules, drone owners will be made to pass a safety awareness course in order to "prove that they understand UK safety, security and privacy ...

- Sify - IN

Government regulates drone usage in the UK

The drones are coming – but their use will now be regulated, as the government announced this morning that devices must now be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests. After running a consultation from December to March, the government today published a response outlining plans to make owners of ...

- City AM - UK

UK government proposes mandatory drone registrations and safety awareness tests

The UK government has announced plans to force private drone owners to register their devices as well as passing a safety awareness test -- a drone driving test essentially. The rules would affect drones weighing more than 250g and they come in response to an increasing number of near-misses between drones and aircraft. The ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Errant U.S. Drone Strike Kills 15 Afghan Forces

A U.S. counter-insurgency airstrike has mistakenly killed at least 15 Afghan security forces, an Afghan defense ministry spokesman confirmed Saturday. The friendly fire incident happened Friday in the Gereshk district of Helmand province, where fighting has been raging since Taliban insurgents staged a major assault on ...

- Voice of America - US

U.K. Imposes Rules on Hobby Drones

The U.K. will require operators of many hobby drones to register them with the government and take a test to assure proper use amid growing concern that the unmanned planes pose a threat to aviation.

- Wall Street Journal - US

THOR is a hybrid drone that can transform mid-flight from a helicopter to an airplane

A team from the Singapore University of Technology & Design has created a drone that can transition mid-flight from a hover mode to an airplane-like cruising mode by turning its rotors into wings.

- Neowin.net - US

UK to bring in drone registration

Drone owners will also be required to pass a safety awareness test.

- BBC - UK

SpaceX has a 'Roomba' robot but no one knows what it is

SpaceX fans are extremely curious about a new robot that keeps appearing on SpaceX's drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You." Some are calling it the "Roomba" robot while others insist it should be called "Optimus Prime." There are theories as to what this robot is for, but there's no confirmation from SpaceX itself, yet.  ...

- Business Insider - US

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now on Instagram

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos joined Facebook's photo sharing platform Instagram on Thursday. The 700m+ user strong service is used by a number of high profile tech figures such as Tesla's Elon Musk and T-Mobile's John Legere. Amazon's CEO isn't new to social media, with a few other personal accounts such as on Vine and Twitter. ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

US strategic drone conducts operational surveillance over Donbas

A strategic unmanned aerial vehicle of the U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk with code number UAVGH000 made a long reconnaissance flight along the line of demarcation in Donbas on July 20, western sites, monitoring the movements of military aircraft, reported. During the flight, the U.S. long-distance drone was flying from ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Bombing the Rubble

Originally posted at TomDispatch. You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just about anywhere on Earth; special operations raids so pinpoint-accurate that they would ...

- Antiwar.com - US

Coming Soon: Road to Ultra Peru 2017

Ultra World Wide presents another round of their music and dance festival in Lima.  Check out their just-released recap video of last year's Road to Ultra Peru which includes 4K drone footage of Cusco, Machu Picchu, and of course, the event itself in the City of Kings. Ultra World Wide claims itself to be the The post ...

- Peruthisweek - PE

Teaching Drones How To Crash Safely

Drone delivery won’t happen until the unmanned vehicle can master the emergency landing.

- Technology Review - US

Don’t be a MayBot: Answer the question

Does it drive you mad when people don’t answer your questions directly? The Prime Minister is the indisputable master of this Dark Art. A few months ago, she told the BBC that the UK needed “strong and stable leadership” when asked about mugwumps. More recently, when asked by Channel 4 if the critics who ...

- City AM - UK

Neural Accelerator Battle Begins

The embedded market for neural network accelerators is heating up, with more systems - ranging from smart speakers and drones to light bulbs - poised to run neural networks locally instead of going back to the cloud for computation.

- EETimes - US

Challenging the U.S. Empire by Spotlighting the Brutality of Drone Killing

By Ray McGovern / Consortiumnews Demonstrators are using protests—and risking legal consequences—to raise awareness of the expansion of drone bases across America. Related Entries July 18, 2017 House Budget Blueprint Is Key to Whether Trump's Tax Agenda Will Succeed July 16, 2017 Eugene Debs and the Kingdom of Evil

- Truthdig - US

This city is a tinderbox, and the US is building a drone base next door

- CNN Top Stories - US

Top Three Niche Practice Areas for Tech-Savvy Lawyers

Are you a lawyer that knows the difference between a motherboard and a mother goose? Can you write a page of simple HTML while chewing gum at the same time? Can you effortlessly pilot a drone through flaming hoops of fire? If so, you might be one of those "tech-savvy"......

- FindLaw - US

Here's the route of a US RQ-4 Global Hawk drone on a surveillance mission over Ukraine and Eastern Europe

FlightRadar24 U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk UASs belonging to the 9th Operations Group/Detachment 4th of the U.S. Air Force deployed to Sigonella from Beale Air Force Base, California, have been flying ISR missions in support of EUCOM, AFRICOM and CENTCOM theater mission tasking since 2011. Beginning in 2015, they have started ...

- Business Insider - US

Challenging U.S. Empire by Spotlighting the Brutality of Drone Killing

By Ray McGovern / Consortiumnews Demonstrators are using protests,and risking legal consequences,to raise awareness of the expansion of drone bases across America. Related Entries July 19, 2017 Repeal & Whatever July 19, 2017 Forget Russia. The Damage to American Democracy Is 'Homegrown and Self-Actualized.'

- Truthdig - US

The Radio “Bubble” That Could Shield Soldiers From Terrorist Drones

The startup SkySafe raised $11.5 million from a group of investors, and inked a deal through the Pentagon’s innovation lab to work with the Navy SEALs. The idea of drones carrying things cameras for journalism, aid for disaster zones, or even packages for Amazon sounds great to a lot of people. Read Full Story

- Fast Company - US

US police are now using drones to gather evidence on crime investigations

Police in Maryland have used drones to locate stolen goods and provide evidence for investigations.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Build This DIY Cannon to Catch Rogue Drones

Unlike an RC car that will simply crash into a wall if you lose control, an expensive drone can potentially fly for miles after it stops heeding your remote's commands. But while a shotgun can blast your treasured robot out of the sky before causes any trouble, this net-firing, air-powered, anti-drone cannon seems…

- Gizmodo - US

Is that a drone at the door?

The last mile. It's a short phrase, but one that carries a lot of baggage.In the unglamorous world of transport, the last mile is the final bit of ground which a parcel covers to reach its destination. It could be a lot longer than...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Navy plans to fire a rail gun hypervelocity projectile from its 5-inch guns

Wikimedia Commons The Navy plans to fire a high-speed, long-range rail-gun Hypervelocity Projectile from its deck-mounted 5-inch guns to destroy enemy drones, ships, incoming missiles and even submarines, service officials said. The effort is led by a special Future Naval Capability program. “The program is leveraging ...

- Business Insider - US

Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen

Drones are a threat to both military and public safety, whether flown by a terrorist or just a reckless pilot. SkySafe's radio wave technology can detect and stop rogue drones from entering unauthorized areas like military bases, stadiums, prisons, and airports. SkySafe's radio frequency signals are projected from a ...

- TechCrunch - US

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