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# Drones

All time
What happens when an eagle spots a drone? There's only one winner
It’s the bird, in case you couldn’t guess.
# from above
Facebook's solar-powered laser drone masterplan is starting to take shape
The drones will beam down internet from 90,000 feet.
# drop down
A bunch of the soundest lads ever used a drone to drop gifts to strangers
# talk to me goose
Feel the need for speed - Top Gun 2 is on its way
Be still our beating hearts…
# droning on
This drone footage of a wedding is beautiful, but wait for it...
Just hire a human photographer next time.
# gaokao
China is going to extreme lengths to catch cheating students
Thousands of police officers have been deployed to exam centres.
# new view
GoPro's next adventure is going to involve drones and VR
Although if you want to shoot 360-degree video, you might want to have six GoPro cameras handy.
# been there drone that
This camera drone flies itself and will follow you wherever you go*
*Provided you’re carrying a tracker with you.
# guacamole
Sniffer dogs and heat-seeking drones used in the fight to protect... avocados
A tiny beetle is causing big problems.
# drone wars
Obama 'profoundly regrets' drone strike that killed US and Italian hostages
“On behalf of the United States government, I offer our deepest apologies to the families.”
# spéirview
Check out how unreal Co Kerry looks in this fantastic drone footage
Ah, if only we could put a roof on the place…
# mr golden sun
Ireland looks only gorgeous in this sundrenched drone footage
Look at us there!
# Monkey Business
Don't fly your drone near chimps, or bad things will happen
Primates not putting up with your sh*t – this chimp.
# shepherd's delight
A Carlow farmer is using a drone to herd his sheep
Farmers do that now.
# Looking Up
Facebook is building a fleet of internet-connected super-drones
The social media giant has laid out three core priorities for the company over the coming years.
# Flying Without Wings
Own a drone? Beware, a man is in court for flying one over some famous places
Nigel Wilson failed to get permission for his flights.
# Paranoid Android
The mystery of the Paris night drones is deepening
Police are struggling to solve the mystery.
Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges
Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?
A crime fighting tool too far?
# where's granddad
Granddad gets drone for Christmas, flies it into his own face
# take to the skies
Multi-billion dollar ban on commercial drone flights in the US could be lifted soon
Or, you know, in three years.
# access for all
The internet is going to have 3 billion people using it next year
And it’s expected that nearly half of the world’s population will have online access by 2018.
# modern warfare
The US military wants to build a drone carrying "mothership"
Military designers want to build and aircraft carrier in the sky.
# Development
Why the founder of Hailo is betting on drones and robotics
Jay Bregman left his role as co-CEO of Hailo to start focusing on robotics and drones
# up up and away
Drone footage shows what it's like to be a bird flying over an airport
This drone gives us a never-before-seen look at Mexico City Airport.
# special delivery
Google wants to test drones that could bring internet access to remote areas
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.
# Management
NASA is creating its own air traffic control system for drones
The control system will be entirely automated, and will be first used for agriculture next year.
# disaster zones
This Galway husband and wife team found a new purpose for drones - saving lives
Disaster Tech Lab uses drone mounted sensors to search for survivors using WiFi signals.
# send in the drones
Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service
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.
# islamic state
Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes
US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.
# Drones
Amazon applies for US delivery drone testing
Company says permission to carry out drone tests would be “in the public interest”.
# Iraq
The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq
The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.
# Taking Flight
Explainer: What are the rules and regulations surrounding drones?
For one, you should refer to them as unmanned aircrafts from here on in.
# hard choices
Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can't decide on Iraq
The President would not need Congressional approval regardless of his decision.
# Iraq
Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants
US and Australian embassies and the United Nations have started evacuating staff.
# Help
The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late
Unsurprisingly, campaigners are worried that robots that can kill people might be a bad idea.
# Drone strikes
43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen
Officials have confirmed that at least three civilians have been killed in the strikes.
# Internet access
Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project
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.
# All access
Facebook announces plans to bring the world online using aircraft drones and satellites
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.
# wi-fly
Facebook's plan to bring internet to the developing world? Invest in drone aircraft
The social media site is reportedly in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a company which specialises in creating unmanned aircraft drones.