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New startup Flock seeks to make drone flights safer

New startup Flock seeks to make drone flights safer It's called Flock, and it uses AI to analyze data, sourced from urban environments, that allows it to assess risk for drone flights.Its target market right now is mostly limited to insurance companies, whom Flock wants to help set premiums.

Powerup FPV: See yourself fly in your own paper-airplane drone

Powerup FPV: See yourself fly in your own paper-airplane drone With the FPV paper-airplane drone from Powerup Toys, now you can.If you’re looking for a way to get more hands-on with your flying, the new Powerup FPV paper-airplane drone may be perfect for you.

Flying this drone totally felt like breaking the law

Flying this drone totally felt like breaking the law As I stare up at the faint spec that is my drone, I'm pretty sure I'm breaking the law.At least I'm not alone.

Don’t fly your drone within 35 miles of Sunday’s Super Bowl, FAA warns

Don’t fly your drone within 35 miles of Sunday’s Super Bowl, FAA warns The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) isn’t messing about when it comes to drone flights at the Sunday’s Super Bowl.on Sunday, the FAA confirmed in a notice posted on its website this week.

The patent has now been made public and comes with a few new updates.

The patent has now been made public and comes with a few new updates. As per a new Google patent, the tech giant has plans for a small, screen-equipped quadcopter that would buzz around a room, bringing the teleconference into the 21st century.While the patent was first filed back in August, it was only made public on Thursday, and came with a couple of updates.

Drone flights at the world’s busiest airport? What’s going on?

Drone flights at the world’s busiest airport? What’s going on? Very special permission.The drone flights are among the first to be greenlit by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at a major airport, in this case the world’s largest in terms of passenger numbers.

Prime Air delivery drone buzzes into Amazon’s Super Bowl ad

Prime Air delivery drone buzzes into Amazon’s Super Bowl ad Next to him, a woman, looking a little put off by his boorish behavior, asks Alexa to “reorder Doritos from Prime Air.” “OK, look for delivery soon,” Alexa says, her response teasing Amazon shoppers with the prospect of an imminent launch of its Prime Air drone.

Giant drone racing is here, and it’s just as awesome as it sounds

Giant drone racing is here, and it’s just as awesome as it sounds The Australian founder of Freedom Class Giant Drone Racing, Ballard is the founder of a startup that’s designing, building and testing giant racing drones for what he believes may well be the next mainstream motorsport.“With drone racing, the sky’s to limit.

Amazon’s delivery drones could use parachutes to drop off packages

Amazon’s delivery drones could use parachutes to drop off packages At the end of last year the company trumpeted the completion of its very first drone delivery in the U.The current design of Amazon’s Prime Air delivery drone sees it landing on the ground and automatically plopping out the ordered item from a compartment.

Eagle attack! France trains bird of prey to take down rogue drones

Eagle attack! France trains bird of prey to take down rogue drones If you happened to be in charge of taking down rogue drones, what solution would you go for?Or how about something a little more low-tech, like a highly trained golden eagle?

DJI teams up with world’s biggest model aviation group for new programs

DJI teams up with world’s biggest model aviation group for new programs On February 15, the China-based drone company announced an upcoming joint program with the Academy of Model Aeronautics.“Safe operations in the national airspace are of the utmost importance to the AMA,” said AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson.

This flying motorcycle is straight out of Star Wars

This flying motorcycle is straight out of Star Wars We've been obsessed with making the Star Wars speeder bikes come true, and now, a Russian startup has finally made it happen.'HoverSurf' have released a video of their concept hoverbike, 'Scorpion-3.

Sound science: Ecologists use drones to document songbirds in tough terrain

Sound science: Ecologists use drones to document songbirds in tough terrain From making possible cutting-edge aerial photography to the promise of being our future mailmen, drones are pretty darn versatile things.But ecologists at Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg College are exploring a new use-case we’ve not personally come across before: The use of drones as bio-acoustic recording devices for helping survey bird populations.

Watch this drone-launching UPS truck send an octocopter on a delivery run

Watch this drone-launching UPS truck send an octocopter on a delivery run News of UPS’s interest in drone delivery first surfaced in 2013 just a few weeks after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos took the wraps off the first version of the Prime Air flying machine.It looks pretty cool — at least, according to the slickly shot marketing video above — with the roof of the UPS truck sliding open to reveal the package-carrying octocopter.

EE's Drones, Balloons Provide Cell Service in Rural UK

EE's Drones, Balloons Provide Cell Service in Rural UK British mobile provider EE plans to use high-flying balloons and drones to connect rural communities Patent-pending technology will service the most remote parts of the UK, providing coverage in the wake of natural disasters.In a recent demonstration, the company showcased mini mobile sites attached to a helium balloon, dubbed “Helikite,” to provide 4G mobile coverage where it does not exist.

Video of 'chubby' tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think

Video of 'chubby' tigers taking down a drone may be way darker than you think A video of "chubby" Siberian tigers taking down a drone, complete with a silly soundtrack — like so much viral content — is more than what it seems.Heilongjiang Province in China is the home of Harbin Siberian Tiger Park.

The FAA has yet to confirm any drone-airplane collisions, despite more sightings

The FAA has yet to confirm any drone-airplane collisions, despite more sightings The report, released on Thursday, details possible drone sightings from February through September 2016.The FAA identified 1,274 potential sightings, while the same time frame the previous year only produced 874 reports.