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# drones - Sunday 29 March, 2015

A Carlow farmer is using a drone to herd his sheep
# Shepherd's Delight
From The Daily Edge
# Shepherd's Delight

A Carlow farmer is using a drone to herd his sheep

Mar 29th 2015, 3:00 PM 3,164 Views 0 Comments

Farmers do that now.

# drones - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Facebook is building a fleet of internet-connected super-drones
# Looking Up
# Looking Up

Facebook is building a fleet of internet-connected super-drones

Mar 26th 2015, 9:31 PM 15,555 Views 24 Comments

The social media giant has laid out three core priorities for the company over the coming years.

# drones - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Own a drone? Beware, a man is in court for flying one over some famous places
# Flying Without Wings
# Flying Without Wings

Own a drone? Beware, a man is in court for flying one over some famous places

Mar 18th 2015, 2:37 PM 16,513 Views 11 Comments

Nigel Wilson failed to get permission for his flights.

# drones - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

The mystery of the Paris night drones is deepening
# Paranoid Android
# Paranoid Android

The mystery of the Paris night drones is deepening

Feb 25th 2015, 11:13 AM 18,267 Views 30 Comments

Police are struggling to solve the mystery.

# drones - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges
# Unmanned
# Unmanned

Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges

Feb 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 91 Views 38 Comments

Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.

# drones - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?

Jan 17th 2015, 9:36 AM 19,946 Views 154 Comments

A crime fighting tool too far?

# drones - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Granddad gets drone for Christmas, flies it into his own face
# Where's Granddad
From The Daily Edge
# Where's Granddad

Granddad gets drone for Christmas, flies it into his own face

Dec 31st 2014, 2:27 PM 4,378 Views 3 Comments

Oof!

# drones - Monday 29 December, 2014

Multi-billion dollar ban on commercial drone flights in the US could be lifted soon
# Take To The Skies
# Take To The Skies

Multi-billion dollar ban on commercial drone flights in the US could be lifted soon

Dec 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,203 Views 13 Comments

Or, you know, in three years.

# drones - Friday 21 November, 2014

The internet is going to have 3 billion people using it next year
# Access For All
# Access For All

The internet is going to have 3 billion people using it next year

Nov 21st 2014, 10:10 AM 5,421 Views 21 Comments

And it’s expected that nearly half of the world’s population will have online access by 2018.

# drones - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

The US military wants to build a drone carrying "mothership"
# Modern Warfare
# Modern Warfare

The US military wants to build a drone carrying "mothership"

Nov 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,253 Views 28 Comments

Military designers want to build and aircraft carrier in the sky.

# drones - Monday 10 November, 2014

Why the founder of Hailo is betting on drones and robotics
# Development
# Development

Why the founder of Hailo is betting on drones and robotics

Nov 10th 2014, 10:39 AM 7,447 Views 10 Comments

Jay Bregman left his role as co-CEO of Hailo to start focusing on robotics and drones

# drones - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Drone footage shows what it's like to be a bird flying over an airport
# Up Up And Away
# Up Up And Away

Drone footage shows what it's like to be a bird flying over an airport

Nov 9th 2014, 9:15 AM 16,398 Views 15 Comments

This drone gives us a never-before-seen look at Mexico City Airport.

# drones - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Google wants to test drones that could bring internet access to remote areas
# Special Delivery
# Special Delivery

Google wants to test drones that could bring internet access to remote areas

Sep 16th 2014, 11:36 AM 4,280 Views 10 Comments

The company is looking for permission to test out drones in New Mexico for 180 days as it tries to bring internet access to the world.

# drones - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

NASA is creating its own air traffic control system for drones
# Management
# Management

NASA is creating its own air traffic control system for drones

Sep 2nd 2014, 11:28 AM 38,402 Views 20 Comments

The control system will be entirely automated, and will be first used for agriculture next year.

# drones - Monday 1 September, 2014

This Galway husband and wife team found a new purpose for drones - saving lives
# Disaster Zones
# Disaster Zones

This Galway husband and wife team found a new purpose for drones - saving lives

Sep 1st 2014, 5:34 PM 19,633 Views 10 Comments

Disaster Tech Lab uses drone mounted sensors to search for survivors using WiFi signals.

# drones - Friday 29 August, 2014

Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service
# Send In The Drones
# Send In The Drones

Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service

Aug 29th 2014, 9:27 AM 8,121 Views 11 Comments

So far, it has successfully delivered a number of items to farmers in the Australian outback, but the project is “years away” from becoming official.

# drones - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes

Aug 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,004 Views 47 Comments

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

# drones - Friday 11 July, 2014

Amazon applies for US delivery drone testing
# Drones
# Drones

Amazon applies for US delivery drone testing

Jul 11th 2014, 2:34 PM 497 Views 1 Comment

Company says permission to carry out drone tests would be “in the public interest”.

# drones - Saturday 28 June, 2014

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

Jun 28th 2014, 10:07 AM 6,716 Views 65 Comments

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

# drones - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Explainer: What are the rules and regulations surrounding drones?
# Taking Flight
# Taking Flight

Explainer: What are the rules and regulations surrounding drones?

Jun 22nd 2014, 4:00 PM 13,813 Views 29 Comments

For one, you should refer to them as unmanned aircrafts from here on in.

# drones - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can't decide on Iraq
# Hard Choices
# Hard Choices

Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can't decide on Iraq

Jun 19th 2014, 7:18 AM 4,396 Views 22 Comments

The President would not need Congressional approval regardless of his decision.

# drones - Monday 16 June, 2014

Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants

Jun 16th 2014, 7:47 PM 6,600 Views 74 Comments

US and Australian embassies and the United Nations have started evacuating staff.

# drones - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late
# Help
# Help

The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late

May 13th 2014, 2:45 PM 11,936 Views 38 Comments

Unsurprisingly, campaigners are worried that robots that can kill people might be a bad idea.

# drones - Sunday 20 April, 2014

43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen
# Drone Strikes
# Drone Strikes

43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen

Apr 20th 2014, 3:53 PM 8,422 Views 65 Comments

Officials have confirmed that at least three civilians have been killed in the strikes.

# drones - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project
# Internet Access
# Internet Access

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project

Apr 15th 2014, 9:03 AM 5,297 Views 12 Comments

Facebook was in talks to buy the solar-powered drone company earlier this year, but Google has acquired them to help with its own internet initiative, Project Loon.

# drones - Friday 28 March, 2014

Facebook announces plans to bring the world online using aircraft drones and satellites
# All Access
# All Access

Facebook announces plans to bring the world online using aircraft drones and satellites

Mar 28th 2014, 11:19 AM 9,507 Views 21 Comments

Both solar-powered aircraft drone and low-Earth orbit satellites will be used to beam internet access down to people in remote regions in the world.

# drones - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Facebook's plan to bring internet to the developing world? Invest in drone aircraft
# Wi-fly
# Wi-fly

Facebook's plan to bring internet to the developing world? Invest in drone aircraft

Mar 4th 2014, 3:40 PM 7,524 Views 26 Comments

The social media site is reportedly in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a company which specialises in creating unmanned aircraft drones.

# drones - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Netflix deliver epic takedown of Amazon's drone plans in parody video
# Droning On
From The Daily Edge
# Droning On

Netflix deliver epic takedown of Amazon's drone plans in parody video

Feb 26th 2014, 5:38 PM 3,141 Views 0 Comments

FIIIIIIIIIGHT.

Rolls-Royce plans to change the shipping industry by developing drone cargo ships
# Send In The Drones
# Send In The Drones

Rolls-Royce plans to change the shipping industry by developing drone cargo ships

Feb 26th 2014, 2:26 PM 12,666 Views 53 Comments

The drone ships would be remotely controlled using a virtual-reality recreation of a vessel’s bridge, which captains on dry land could use to control crewless ships.

# drones - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Column: Are these the drones we're looking for?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Are these the drones we're looking for?

Jan 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 31 Views 35 Comments

Machine autonomy has long been a staple of science fiction – but that may be coming to an end with plans to use drones for domestic delivery, writes David Gunkel.

# drones - Thursday 26 December, 2013

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq
# War
# War

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq

Dec 26th 2013, 7:39 PM 9,503 Views 58 Comments

The weapons were shipped on the back of increased Al-Qaeda violence.

# drones - Monday 2 December, 2013

7 of the best reactions to Amazon's drone delivery plans
# Droning On
From The Daily Edge
# Droning On

7 of the best reactions to Amazon's drone delivery plans

Dec 2nd 2013, 11:24 AM 4,672 Views 0 Comments

The future is here. Almost.

# drones - Friday 22 November, 2013

China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the "Sharp Sword"
# Drone Wars
# Drone Wars

China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the "Sharp Sword"

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:37 PM 10,141 Views 34 Comments

Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone.

# drones - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes
# Drone Stikes
# Drone Stikes

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes

Oct 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 5,720 Views 56 Comments

Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.

# drones - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too
# Peru
# Peru

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too

Aug 18th 2013, 5:30 PM 16,791 Views 77 Comments

The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.

# drones - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?

Jul 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 70 Views 27 Comments

Controversy over the United States’ use of drones has grown along with the body count, writes Scott Fitzsimmons and Karina Sangha – who say while drone operators are at minimal risk of suffering physical harm, they risk psychological damage.

# drones - Sunday 16 June, 2013

PSNI on G8 drones: 'They actually look like big model aircraft'
# G8
# G8

PSNI on G8 drones: 'They actually look like big model aircraft'

Jun 16th 2013, 8:30 PM 14,193 Views 28 Comments

The Police Service of Northern Ireland have said that not a single public order arrest has been made so far with the start of the G8 summit in Fermanagh less than 24 hours away.

# drones - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 9th 2013, 10:00 AM 8,434 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# drones - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

US senator says 4,700 killed in drone strikes: report
# WARFARE
# WARFARE

US senator says 4,700 killed in drone strikes: report

Feb 20th 2013, 9:35 PM 8,154 Views 59 Comments

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch supporter of drone use, has openly cited a number that exceeds some independent estimates of the total death toll.

# drones - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Drone spying capabilities to get more sophisticated
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Drone spying capabilities to get more sophisticated

Feb 2nd 2013, 12:00 PM 9,684 Views 29 Comments

A new documentary has revealed the world’s most powerful camera.