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# drones - Thursday 26 March, 2015

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.

# drones - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

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.

# drones - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

The mystery of the Paris night drones is deepening

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?

A crime fighting tool too far?

# drones - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

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

# drones - Monday 29 December, 2014

# drones - Friday 21 November, 2014

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.

# drones - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

# drones - Friday 11 July, 2014

Amazon applies for US delivery drone testing

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq

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

# drones - Monday 2 December, 2013

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

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

The future is here. Almost.

# drones - Friday 22 November, 2013

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

# drones - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Pakistan says US drones killed senior Taliban figure

Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir was among nine people killed in the drone strike.