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How a drone helped firefighters battle a blaze in New York City

How a drone helped firefighters battle a blaze in New York City The New York Fire Department has been messing around with a new drone for months.After a four-alarm fire broke out at a six-story building in the Bronx, the $85,000 drone was deployed high above the scene.

Project Hero: Drones saving lives with the Red Cross

Project Hero: Drones saving lives with the Red Cross Dubbed ‘Project Hero’, it was presented to the world for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show.SVO collaborated with the Austrian Red Cross to develop a unique Land Rover that will be trialled by their emergency response teams.

From pocket copters to $50,000 monsters, these are our favorite drones

From pocket copters to $50,000 monsters, these are our favorite drones In just the past few years, drones have transformed from a geeky hobbyist affair to a full-on cultural phenomenon.They’re everywhere now, and they’re available in just about any shape, size, or configuration you could ever want.

Drones 59, naysayers 0: DJI tallies up lives saved from drone rescues

Drones 59, naysayers 0: DJI tallies up lives saved from drone rescues On March 14, DJI released a study based on news reports indicating that drones have saved at least 59 lives.With 38 of those rescues occurring between May 2016 and February 2017, that number averages almost one life per week.

China's police are now shooting down drones with radio-jamming rifles

China's police are now shooting down drones with radio-jamming rifles A Chinese city's police department is arming itself with more than 20 drone-jamming rifles to crack down on illegal drone flights.The drone-killing rifles will be used during the upcoming 2017 Wuhan Marathon, to raise security.

At SXSW 2017, assessing the future of warfare and the US military

At SXSW 2017, assessing the future of warfare and the US military But DARPA isn’t necessarily good at envisioning all the uses of that technology, including possible military ones.Video games also feature the ability to control various weapons and machines with intuitive augmented reality (AR) interfaces.

Drone footage of desert 'super bloom' will make your frigid Thursday

Drone footage of desert 'super bloom' will make your frigid Thursday Canyons, sands and badlands are now speckled with yellows, purples and pinks inside the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.After years of severe drought, California experienced one of its wettest winters on record.

A US ally just shot down a $200 drone with a $3.4 million Patriot missile

A US ally just shot down a $200 drone with a $3.4 million Patriot missile The MIM-104 Patriot missile is a surface-to-air system that combines an advanced radar with an interceptor missile.But at least one Patriot missile had a confirmed hit, albeit not a very attractive one.

Heads up: Walmart patent filing points to in-store drones that deliver products

Heads up: Walmart patent filing points to in-store drones that deliver products Whether Walmart will actually implement in-store drones remains to be seen — companies often file for patents to protect ideas they never use.The path to indoor systems avoids many of the challenges of residential delivery drones, however.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro + extends drone power and excitement

DJI Phantom 4 Pro + extends drone power and excitement There is nothing wrong with that, especially when the refined product is as beautifully rendered as the DJI Phantom 4 Pro +.With the Phantom 4 Pro +, DJI continues to hone and enhance this robotic intelligence, adding, for instance, rear facing sensors on the struts (there’s already a pair on the forward struts) that stop the Phantom Pro 4+ from inadvertently backing into people, buildings, trees, etc.

Drones are revolutionising dinosaur research by mapping giant footprints by air

Drones are revolutionising dinosaur research by mapping giant footprints by air With the Indian Ocean eating away at the rock, the red cliffs of the Kimberley have revealed hundreds of prehistoric footprints.Armed with drones and hand-held laser scanners, scientists are mapping the heavy tracks they left behind.

Drone versus a flying boomerang in accidental mid-air collision

Drone versus a flying boomerang in accidental mid-air collision If you've ever seen Indigenous Australia's most-famed hunting weapon, the boomerang, you'll know it's a solid piece of wood that can really pack a punch if it manages to hit you.They're meant to be for knocking down mammals, after all.

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

Future of farming: smart autonomous drones with eyes on the field And with smarter software, drones can do more autonomously, making the process more efficient and at far lower cost than hiring a specialised pilot to man an aircraft over the fields.It estimates only 2 percent of farmers use drones, in part because of lower awareness, and because the technology wasn't that user-friendly before.

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

Watch the moment an Amazon drone delivers sunscreen for the first time 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.The drone lands in a field, drops off a box of sunscreen bottles, and buzzes back up into the sky.

From drone cake baking to rooftop jumping, check out the best drone shots of 2017

From drone cake baking to rooftop jumping, check out the best drone shots of 2017 A panel of judges selected the top views from the sky on March 18 and 19, creating an incredible, inspiring list of drone cinematography.” 32 films battled for the category titles and overall Best in Show award — here’s the footage that came out on top.

NATO stocks up on data-sucking surveillance drones

NATO stocks up on data-sucking surveillance drones The alliance is buying five Global Hawk surveillance drones, according to The Wall Street Journal.While it's a bit unclear how those surveillance drones will be used, there is a chance they will be deployed in Eastern Europe.

Travel the world and learn to fly drones? Sign me up

Travel the world and learn to fly drones? Sign me up The workshop will teach technical aspects, and a mastery of drone photography (in the field as well as in post-processing) as well as safe drone piloting techniques.“ “Learning how to fly with DJI's aerial platforms has become much easier and intuitive, thanks to the on-board intelligence and safety features.

Drones could use an invisible license plate to track unauthorized flights

Drones could use an invisible license plate to track unauthorized flights That number would identify the drone owner to law enforcement in the event of a complaint or flight through a restricted area.Areas with restricted drone flight, such as airports, could use radio equipment to read that number and report the ID number to the authorities.

Apple finally approved an app that tracks drone strikes, then abruptly deleted it

Apple finally approved an app that tracks drone strikes, then abruptly deleted it In 2014, Apple did approve Begley's blank app, which he then backfilled with drone strike data.1, "Objectionable Content," stipulates an app cannot include content that is "offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust or in exceptionally poor taste.