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A Drone Just Saved the Lives of Two Teenage Boys in Australia A Drone Just Saved the Lives of Two Teenage Boys in Australia

New South Wales’ $340,000 investment in drones has apparently paid off in a major way. On Thursday, two teenage boys in Australia struggling offshore were saved thanks to a rescue drone, the BBC reported.

New Jersey Legislators Approve Penalties for Drunk Droning New Jersey Legislators Approve Penalties for Drunk Droning

New Jersey state legislators approved a ban on operating drones while inebriated on Monday, approving legislation that would punish drunk or high pilots with up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine 39-0 in the State Senate and 65-0 in the State Assembly.

GoPro Loses Two-Year Battle With the Sky GoPro Loses Two-Year Battle With the Sky

The Karma is finally dead.

Drone Captures the Trippy Controlled Chaos of Dogs Herding Sheep Drone Captures the Trippy Controlled Chaos of Dogs Herding Sheep

If you’ve taken a peek at the news anytime in the past 12 months, then there’s a good chance you’re having a hard time falling asleep every night. Counting sheep is apparently one way to drift off, but a trippy drone’s-eye view of dogs herding and corralling sheep might be even more effective.

The Machines Are Probably Not Coming For Our Drug-Dealing Jobs The Machines Are Probably Not Coming For Our Drug-Dealing Jobs

Authorities say a couple in California incorporated some cutting-edge tech into their drug dealing operation—only to discover that a whirring machine in the sky may not be more discreet than a person walking down the street.

The FAA Will Ban Drones From Flying Near Nuclear Research Labs, for Some Reason The FAA Will Ban Drones From Flying Near Nuclear Research Labs, for Some Reason

Oak Ridge. Y-12. Los Alamos. For drone operators it appears these and four other Department of Energy nuclear research facilities were theoretically places an unmanned aircraft could have been flown. And for the next week and a half that remains the case until new FAA restrictions take effect on December 29th.

Drone Gang Jailed After Impressive 49-Flight Prison Smuggling Run Drone Gang Jailed After Impressive 49-Flight Prison Smuggling Run

People have been using drones to smuggle goods for years. Porn, weapons, drugs—god, so many drugs. The tiny whirring machines have proven discreet little contraband-transport contraptions, but one smuggling operation’s astoundingly successful run just got grounded.

Turns Out Eagles Are a Bad Solution for Capturing Rogue Drones Turns Out Eagles Are a Bad Solution for Capturing Rogue Drones

In January of last year, the Dutch National Police announced they were training eagles to take down misbehaving drones. More than a year later, police have determined that perhaps sicking massive birds of prey at rogue contraptions in the sky isn’t an ideal solution. NOS reports that Dutch police are retiring the…

Earth Looks Like a Bleak Alien World Under the Blinding Glow of a Drone Carrying a Spotlight Earth Looks Like a Bleak Alien World Under the Blinding Glow of a Drone Carrying a Spotlight

As soon as cameras got small enough to ride along with drones, the internet quickly filled with amazing aerial footage shot by pros and amateurs alike. But in addition to a camera-equipped drone, filmmaker Ian Montgomery used a second quadcopter carrying a bright spotlight to capture these eerie videos of what barely…

Amazon Wants to Protect You From Falling Drones by Making Them Self-Destruct Amazon Wants to Protect You From Falling Drones by Making Them Self-Destruct

It was almost two years ago to the day when Amazon released a cheeky video detailing its plans to conquer the skies with a fleet of package-delivering drones. We’re still waiting for these unmanned aircraft to replace standard trucks and delivery personnel, but it’s clear Amazon hasn’t abandoned the idea. Earlier this…

Homeland Security Thinks DJI Is Using Its Drones to Spy on America Homeland Security Thinks DJI Is Using Its Drones to Spy on America

Various members of the Trump administration, including the president himself, are famous for buying into crazy conspiracy theories. Now, the Los Angeles office of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has come up with a whopper of its own. These guys think China is spying on unsuspecting…

Drone Pilot Drops 'Anti-Media' Leaflets Over NFL Games, Fails to Send Message Drone Pilot Drops 'Anti-Media' Leaflets Over NFL Games, Fails to Send Message

On Sunday, one man decided to take to the skies with a consumer drone to spread his manifesto over two NFL stadiums in California. He probably would’ve been better off just posting on Reddit.

Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing sci-fi short that shows what might happen if we fail to place an international moratorium on autonomous killing machines.

A Drone Captured This Hypnotic Timelapse Footage by Flying in Giant Circles  A Drone Captured This Hypnotic Timelapse Footage by Flying in Giant Circles 

Sometimes a unique camera move can produce fascinating footage without the need for special effects or weeks of post-production. For its short film, Low Earth Orbit, Visual Suspect, a Hong Kong-based video production company, simply had a camera drone fly in a giant orbit to capture dizzying aerial footage of…

Any Advice For A New Drone Pilot? Any Advice For A New Drone Pilot?

The unmanned aerial vehicles, quadcopters and/or aerobats we all call “drones” have become so commonplace that you can pick one up in a drug store along with your toilet paper and candy. I have big dreams of flying a fancy one, but today my quest begins modestly.

The LAPD Has Decided It Needs Drones The LAPD Has Decided It Needs Drones

The Los Angeles Police Department approved a test program to deploy drones alongside its officers on Tuesday, with the Police Commission voting 3-1 to roll out a year-long “small Unmanned Aerial System” program.

Hey, Maybe Don't Fly Drones Where Firefighters Are Trying to Save Lives Hey, Maybe Don't Fly Drones Where Firefighters Are Trying to Save Lives

It’s understandable that UAV enthusiasts might be tempted to grab amazing footage of ongoing disasters like the northern California wildfires—providing a unique perspective of a climate change-fueled catastrophe which has now killed at least 41 people, burned down thousands of buildings and laid waste to hundreds of…

Video Shows US Drone Shot Down by Houthi Rebels in Yemen Video Shows US Drone Shot Down by Houthi Rebels in Yemen

On Sunday, a United States-built MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot down in western Yemen, the Pentagon confirmed on Monday.

You Only Have Six Days Left to Make That Sick, Viral Statue of Liberty Drone Video You Only Have Six Days Left to Make That Sick, Viral Statue of Liberty Drone Video

The FAA fun police have struck again. The agency has already put restrictions on flying drones over and around national parks, military bases, and airports. Now it has announced it’s restricting drone flights near Department of Interior sites, including the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and the Hoover Dam.

Incredible Footage of a Drone Racing Up a Mountain Had Me Reaching For a Seatbelt Incredible Footage of a Drone Racing Up a Mountain Had Me Reaching For a Seatbelt

Remember the RC toys you had as a kid? The ones you would lose control of when they went out of range 50 feet away? Gabriel Kocher’s custom-built camera drone has a range of almost two miles, allowing him to pilot it to the top of a mountain and capture exhilarating footage along the way.

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