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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Drones

All time
# be careful
Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it
There are a few essential things you need to before you fly your drone.
# Flying High
Just one prosecution over illegal drone use since regulations introduced
Experts say the popularity of these devices in both commercial and domestic markets has skyrocketed in recent years.
# surfer safety
Australia is using drones to spot sharks before they attack
“The reason the drone is so important is sometimes we can’t see over the waves,” a surfing representative said.
# bonfires
Dublin Fire Brigade to use drones 'extensively' in the run up to Halloween
It will also use a live feed showing bonfires and other incidents similar to the one used for Storm Ophelia.
# Drones
Drones banned from flying over Trevor Deely search site
Gardaí have been searching the site in Dublin 20 since Saturday.
# floating ideas
Futuristic 'drone ports' are one way of redesigning empty shopping centres
As the e-commerce sector grows, the ‘drone port’ could make deliveries easier for companies.
# fly my pretties
Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping
Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday
# fly away
'No Drone Zone': Dublin Airport launches campaign to safeguard flying space
There were 856 cases worldwide where drones got close to an aircraft between 2013 and 2015.
# droning on
Here's how the international community stops drones from crashing into aircraft
As commercial and private drones become ever more prevalent, the risk of airplane strikes heightens accordingly.
# unleash the beasts
The US could unleash micro-drones that move in swarms
A recent test included 103 micro-drones being used in California.
# new views
Own a drone? These tips will help you take great photos with one
For one, don’t ever shoot in JPEG. It’s not worth it.
# Not so fast
Did you get a drone for Christmas? Don't fly it straight away
You should check a few things first before you go on your maiden flight.
# dronejacking
Hackers to start hijacking drones used for deliveries and policing
Security experts warn this is the next step for cybercriminals.
# Whangaparaoa
VIDEO: Domino's has begun delivering pizzas by drones
Their first delivery took place in New Zealand – but a Russian company says they got there first.
Drones will face new rules to cut risks
Drones have a place in modern society but they must be regulated,” says Fine Gael MEP.
# Hardware
Here's how an Irish company is helping to make drones see like humans
The head of Dublin-based Movidius, which was recently sold to Intel in a huge deal, is aiming for sales of $1bn.
# Rwanda's Zips
'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine
On Friday, Rwanda inaugurated a drone operation that its backers hope will kickstart a revolution in the supply of medical care in rural parts of Africa.
# New kids in town
Dutch police have started using eagles to take down drones
A series of tests have been organised since early 2015, and the Dutch forces announced yesterday that the results had been good.
# charged up
This breakthrough could help double the battery life of future phones
Lithium-metal batteries can hold twice the capacity as a normal lithium-ion battery
# Emergency Response
How Donegal Mountain Rescue Team is using drones to save people
Tests from the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team will help shape EU regulations.
# Data Breach
Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members
The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.
Atrocities you probably haven't heard about through the media
Brutality in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and elsewhere has been largely overlooked by western media outlets, Julien Mercille writes.
Watching this drone race is a lot like riding a neon-lit rollercoaster
Well, a rollercoaster that buzzes constantly, that is.
# say hello to my little friend
This bazooka lets you capture unwanted drones with a net from 100 metres away
The Skywall 100 is able bring drones down to the ground intact.
# from a land drone under
Australia is now using drones to help stop shark attacks
The trial will see them tested over a six-month period as a way of preventing shark attacks.
# giddy up
Amazon says its delivery drones are 'more like horses than cars'
It’s because these drones will be able to sense and avoid obstacles that may cross their path.
# Come Fly With Me
Forget drones carrying goods, here's one that can fly a person around
The Chinese-built EHang 184 flies itself and can only be controlled by a tablet in the cockpit.
# Safety First
Own a drone or buying one for Christmas? You have to register it from today
And the focus behind the new legislation is very much on safety.
# different perspective
12 of the most breathtaking drone photos of 2015
Pretty spectacular.
# crackdown
Getting a drone for Christmas? What you need to know about the new rules
Between 4 –5,000 drones are thought to already be in use in Ireland.
# say what you see
Soon robots will be able to see the world the same way we do
Recognising objects and figuring out if you’re happy or not will soon be the norm, and companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft are pushing it forward.
# special delivery
Amazon gives us a clearer look at how its drones are going to work
Its new prototype drone comes with ‘sense and avoid’ technology to help it avoid collisions, both in the air and on the ground.
# the drones
Australia has a high-tech new weapon in the battle to keep people safe from sharks
Drone technology is being deployed to help track the movement of sharks off Australia’s beaches.
# backfire
Former US drone operators: 'The innocent civilians we killed only fuelled the terrorism of ISIS'
Read the extraordinary open letter to Barack Obama, written by four US Air Force whistleblowers.
# Syria
Air raids in Syria take out 33 jihadists in 72 hours
Dozens of Islamic State fighters were also wounded in the raids on weapons depots, barracks and checkpoints.
# jobar
WATCH: First drone video shows devastation of war in Syria
The footage is a rare aerial view of the extent of the destruction in Syria.
# Take a Break
Watch: Stunning footage of a very close-up dolphin encounter off Malin Head
A Donegal photographer captured the amazing experience.
# Come Fly With Me
Turns out flying a drone professionally is more complex than you think...
For one, you’ll need two people if you want to properly capture footage.
# Iraq
American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command
The militant was killed on Tuesday, according to the White House.