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Rules of the air for drones – News – Devils Lake Journal – Devils Lake, ND

Cities are realizing that drones – some flown for fun, some flown for commercial reasons – present both opportunities and headaches. “The applications for this type of technology are really only limited by one’s imagination,” James Hubbell, a principal planner at the Mid-America Regional Council, said Tuesday. He added another widely acknowledged point, that “the […]

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FAA: Drone sightings by air traffic controllers increasing : GPS World

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The latest data cover February through September 2016. Reports of possible drone sightings to FAA air traffic facilities continued to increase during FY 2016. There were 1,274 […]

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Fire district, drone maker partner on emergency tools

  The Menlo Park Fire Protection District’s top official wants it to lead the pack in using drones for emergency operations. “I want this agency to be the lead agency in the United States in the terms of applying new technology,” district board President Peter Carpenter said at Tuesday’s board meeting. “We could be the fire agency […]

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The device for catching drones mid-air and other news

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week’s technology news, including a device for catching large drones during flight developed by the Pentagon’s research unit, Darpa. Plus, Twitter announces new anti-abuse tools and taxi-hailing firm Uber have a hired a former Nasa engineer to help its research into flying cars. […]

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