News tagged with drone

Q&A: Drones might help show how tornados form (Update)

Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form.

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Top pilot sees risk in unregulated US drones

Small drones pose a danger in US skies so long as clear rules governing their operation are not in place, the head of the world's biggest pilots' union said Wednesday.

Dec 10, 2014
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To reduce rhino poaching, take demand for horns seriously

Poaching rhinos for their horns is one of the most publicized conservation issues worldwide. From global trade bans and surveillance drones, to the involvement of celebrities such as British royal Prince Charles and NBA star Yao Ming, it seems no effort has been spared to win the so-called "rhino wars." Yet, 2014 ...

Dec 04, 2014
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Researcher explores drone-driven crop management

A flock of pigeons flies over the soybean field where J. Craig Williams is standing. He reaches down and rips off a brown pod from one of the withered plants and splits it open. Grabbing a tiny bean between ...

Nov 25, 2014
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US: Gov't aircraft regulations apply to drones (Update)

The U.S. government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing ...

Nov 18, 2014
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Demand surges for drones on film and TV sets

Demand for drones on film and TV sets is soaring. Southern California companies that supply unmanned aircraft systems for filming say they have received a surge in orders from clients since the Federal Aviation Administration ...

Nov 12, 2014
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Drone sightings up dramatically (Update)

The U.S. government is getting near-daily reports—and sometimes two or three a day—of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials ...

Nov 12, 2014
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