All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘drone’

Drone Farmer Arrest Results in 3-Year Sentence

A North Dakota man has become the first American sentenced to jail time due, in part, to the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (a.k.a. “drone” or UAV). The story goes back to 2011, when half a dozen wayward cows wandered onto the property of Rodney Brossart. When asked to return the cattle, he refused and a SWAT team out …

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USS Chancellorsville Hit By Drone

According to ABC News, a United States Navy ship was hit by a drone Monday and had to head back to port. The U.S.S. Chancellorsville, a guided missile cruiser named for the site of a Civil War battle, was in the middle of conducting radar tracking tests for drone activities when the accident occurred. The drone was not an enemy …

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Colorado Considers Ban on Hunting Drones

As communities across the country weigh in on how to handle new drone technology used for hunting, Colorado is considering a ban on the use of unmanned aircraft to help sportsmen seek out game. Federal law has banned hunting from the air for over 4 decades now, according to Randy Hampton, spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Hampton pointed out …

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Small Town To Consider Hunting Season On Drones

KJRH reports that the small town of Deer Trail, Colorado, will be considering an possible ordinance that would allow hunters in the area to shoot down drones. The town council will be voting on the ordinance that would also provide for a bounty when a local licensed hunter shows pieces of a drone he has shot. Deer Trail resident, Phillip …

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Drone Crashes Near Florida Highway

A U.S. Air Force drone crashed shortly after takeoff in the Florida panhandle near Tyndall Air Force Base today, forcing the closure of U.S. highway 98. The cause of the crash is not yet known, but authorities say that the highway will remain closed for 24 hours. The drone carries a small self-destruct charge designed to bring the plane down …

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FBI Drones in Domestic Surveillance

FBI Director Robert Mueller made headlines by admitting that the federal government has used drones to surveil residents of the United States. Mueller acknowledged that pilotless aircraft with surveillance capabilities were used in a “very minimal way” and only on “particularized cases” with “particularized needs.” In the wake of Edward Snowden’s claims about federal telephone surveillance, the capacity of the …

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Domino’s Pizza Delivery Service Takes To The Sky

Domino’s is pretty far out there as far as marketing goes, and that’s what makes the chain so cool. It was one of the first to really embrace online ordering, and now it’s starting to embrace alternative forms of delivery. NBC News reports that Domino’s and creative agency T + Biscuits recently performed a pizza delivery run via drone. The …

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Drone Strikes Killed 4 Americans in Last 4 Years

As drones have become more advanced, the American public has become more aware of the devices. The unmanned flying machines could soon be used by private companies (to deliver pizza, for example) and are already heavily used by the military and some U.S. police forces. With the proliferation of this new technology has come a new public scrutiny. Today, U.S. …

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Scientists Outfit A Drone With A Claw, Because Why Not?

Drones are not exactly frightening. The little quadcopters that we’ve seen delivering pizza and tacos are actually kind of cute as far as heartless robots go. Well, those cute little quadcopters have not been turned into heartless killers thanks to a simple additions by researchers at University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab. They thought it would be a good idea to …

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Drone Over Brooklyn Almost Hits Commercial Airliner

Are unmanned drones now flying over brooklyn? That’s the story of at least one commercial airliner crew. CNN reports that the crew of Alitalia Flight 608 reported seeing a drone over Brooklyn on Monday. The unmanned drone came within 200 feet of the commercial jet, and a collision could have caused a major disaster. The FAA and FBI are now …

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Underwater Military Drones to be Developed by the U.S.

The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the wing of the U.S. Department of Defense that develops future military technology, has announced plans to place unmanned military pods at the bottom of the ocean. The idea is to use hide unmanned “risers” in deep-sea capsules for years before they will be needed. Once activated, the hibernating systems will rise (or …

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Going To Burning Man? Get A 3D Printed Statue Of Yourself

Burning Man is almost upon us and people from around the world are convening upon Nevada for the event. For those going, you might want to check out the dome put up by ReAllocate. It houses a fantastic art project that combines 3D printing with modern drone technology. The interactive art exhibit is called “Project: Blue Sky.” Attendees will find …

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