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Drones Could Speed Up HIV Tests in Remote Areas

(Reuters) – Malawi has started a test programme that uses drones to improve access to HIV testing for babies. Various factors, including poor roads and high transport costs, in remote

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‘Drone’ Hits BA plane: Police Investigate Heathrow Incident

(BBC News) – A police investigation is under way after a passenger plane approaching Heathrow Airport was hit by what is believed to have been a drone. The British Airways

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Australia Post Looks to Drones as Letter Volumes Fall

By Jarni Blakkarly Melbourne (Reuters) – Australia Post has successfully field-trialled the use of drones to deliver small packages, clearing the way for test deliveries to customer homes later this

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Darpa’s Developing Tiny Drones That Swarm to and From Motherships

(WIRED) – THE US MILITARY apparently never tires of thinking up capability gaps, and that means we may soon see fleets of small drones dropping out of bombers, then later

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Drone Racing is Coming to ESPN this August

(The Verge) – ESPN and the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) have announced a partnership to broadcast drone racing live on TV, starting with a three-day event in New York City

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FAA Panel Recommends Standards for Drone Flights Over People

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel on Wednesday recommended that regulators set new rules allowing drones to fly over members of the public if the aircraft meet

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Could This Megacopter Carry People?

(Reuters) A team of Norwegian students and researchers is seeking permission to use their record-breaking megacopter to carry a person, potentially rivalling the likes of Hoverbike and Snowstorm. Jim Drury

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Dronebox Could Allow UAVs to Work for Months

(Reuters)  A Singaporean company has launched a device which fully automates drone services, potentially allowing UAVs to operate for months without human intervention. Jim Drury reports.   This drone recharging

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For Winter Sport Enthusiasts, Enter the Age of Drones

(Reuters) Semi-autonomous drones are the latest technology to enter the world of winter sports. Ben Gruber reports.   The ability to capture video of your run down a mountain has

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Drone Meets Blimp for Crowd-Friendly UAV

(Reuters) A helium-filled spherical drone called Skye combines the handling of a quadcopter with the safety and energy efficiency of a blimp. Matthew Stock reports.   Its makers call it

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