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The Navy's LOCUST Launches Drone Swarm Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Watch the Navy’s LOCUST launcher fire a swarm of drones …

Apr. 6, 2017, 10:29 AM 6,830 The Navy’s new LOCUST (Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology) launchers fire a swarm of drones that can jam enemy communications, and waste enemy resources by drawing fire. The launchers are capable of tube-launching 31 drones in just 40 seconds. READ MORE! >> Source: Watch the Navy’s LOCUST launcher fire a swarm of drones …

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Drone Mapping Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Drone maps mines to explore unsafe caverns and seek out minerals

In the 2012 sci-fi film Prometheus, scientists release small drones into a mysterious tunnel complex to create a detailed 3D map of the caverns in minutes. Australian researchers plan to use a similar approach to explore parts of old mines that are unsafe to visit. The drones, which are controlled by a pilot, will be able to carry out safety checks by monitoring the build-up of water and checking the extent of roof collapses, and search for valuable mineral deposits that may have been missed. They are being developed by…

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Aerial Drone Video Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala

Violent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala have been captured by drones for the first time. A team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge flew the unmanned vehicles 3,700m (12139ft) over the Volcan de Fuego, which erupts every three to four weeks. The plumes of ash and gas expelled into the atmosphere threaten the lives of 60,000 people living in the region. READ MORE! >> Source: Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala

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Drone Usage in Public Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Flyers beware: Councils clamp down on use of drones and model planes in public places

A growing number of councils and local government departments are introducing by-laws to restrict where drones can be flown. Soon councils along the 70-kilometre stretch of Adelaide’s coastline — from Outer Harbor to Sellick Beach — will have uniform restrictions. City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Onkaparinga and City of Holdfast Bay councils already have by-laws restricting drone usage, with the City of West Torrens about to introduce its own. Specialist local government by-laws lawyer Cimon Burke said the laws were being put in place to ensure all residents…

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Shooting Drones Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Shooting drones out of the sky

Legislation making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature aims to allow property owners to lawfully shoot down a drone trespassing over their property. But that could put the state on a collision course with the federal government. The bill, S.B. 660, would allow the destruction of a drone flying over someone’s private property. After passing the Judiciary Committee by an 11-0 vote on Feb. 21, the Senate floor version of the bill reads: “Any person owning or controlling real estate or other premises who voluntarily damages or destroys a…

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Drone Transportation and Passenger Drones Drones In The News 

Forget Flying Cars: Passenger Drones May Be Hovering Soon at a Location Near You

The dream of the flying car could come down to earth before it gets off the ground. Rising in its place: a network of self-flying drones big enough to ferry individual commuters around town. That’s the future envisioned by several start-ups that are developing so-called “passenger drones,” which could shrink commute times from hours to minutes. At first blush, human-carrying drones sound no more realistic than flying cars. Until recently inventors had never been able to marry automobiles and aircraft in a practical way. Yet a few companies have kept…

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Drones for the Greater Good Top Drone News Stories 

Emirati student builds drones for the greater good

Emirati postgraduate student Talib Al Hinai is, quite literally, flying high. He will shortly present his drone research to members of British parliament, has just been named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Europe for this year and he still has another six years to retain his place on the prestigious list. Mr Al Hinai, 24, has been in the UK since 2010 when he joined University of Manchester to study mechatronic engineering. Then, just a week after finishing his first-class bachelor’s degree, he began a doctorate at London’s…

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Micro-Drone Racing Top Drone News Stories 

Micro-Drone Racing is Taking Off

At first glance, a micro drone doesn’t look substantial. It’s small and can fit in the palm of your hand. Its rotors look like four tiny wheels. But don’t underestimate it — these micro drones are going to be the future of drone racing and become the new racecars. These miniature mean machines can accelerate from 0 to 20 mph in two seconds, and unlike regular racing drones, you don’t need a pilot’s license to fly them. That’s why Brad Foxhoven, founder and CEO of drone racing organization DR1 Racing,…

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The U.S. Military Tracking ISIS Drones Drones In The News 

Air Force Works to Track ISIS Drones to the Source

Tracking ISIS Drones The U.S. Air Force and Joint Coalition aren’t waiting for deadly drones used by the Islamic State to pop into the airspace and menace troops. Airmen are actively on the hunt for them, said Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. “Purchasing a system that just defends a space … is more of an industrial age solution, and we need to go to the information age solution,” he told reporters during a media roundtable Thursday here at the Air Force Association’s Air…

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Ford Drone Delivery Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Ford Explores Drone Delivery from Self-driving Vans

Ford unveiled a new concept at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today: an electric self-driving delivery van that can launch a fleet of drones to pick up and drop off packages in hard-to-reach places. The automaker said the idea fits into its self-styled “City of Tomorrow,” a high concept vision of the future involving autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing, and a bevy of other transportation buzz words. “Autolivery,” as the concept is called, is geared toward solving the last-mile challenge in delivery, specifically the last 15 meters between the delivery truck and…

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