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A New UAV Launch-and-Recovery System Pins Drones in Their Own 'Iron Maiden'

A New UAV Launch-and-Recovery System Pins Drones in Their Own 'Iron Maiden'

A new defense startup has invented a drone recover and launch system that uses vertically mounted pins to trap and release unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The system, which looks like a medieval torture device, can nab a drone from a moving platform and send it back out again—all without involving a person.
A Drone Was Used To Deliver A Chinese Takeaway To Dublin Prison

A Drone Was Used To Deliver A Chinese Takeaway To Dublin Prison

According to reports, a drone was used to deliver a Chinese takeaway to Wheatfield prison, orchestrated by inmates at the jail. A source revealed that "There's no conceivable way a Chinese takeaway could get into the prison other than by a drone".
UNDERWATER DRONES TRACK HURRICANE FLORENCE'S TRAJECTORY

UNDERWATER DRONES TRACK HURRICANE FLORENCE'S TRAJECTORY

WHEN HURRICANE FLORENCE makes landfall on the North Carolina coastline this week, Catherine Edwards will be hoping the super-storm doesn’t veer toward her home in Savannah, Georgia. But even if Florence maintains a safe distance,
Drone Delivery Company Conducts City of Reno's First FAA-Approved Multi-Drone Flight

Drone Delivery Company Conducts City of Reno's First FAA-Approved Multi-Drone Flight

Drone delivery company Flirtey has officially conducted its first drone flights in Reno, Nevada, as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program on Wednesday. 
Drone startup Airware crashes, shut downs after burning $118M

Drone startup Airware crashes, shut downs after burning $118M

Drone operating system startup Airware  today suddenly informed employees it will cease operations immediately despite having raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Google’s GV, and Kleiner Perkins. The startup ran out of money after trying to manufacture its own hardware that couldn’t compete with drone giants like China’s DJI.
Drone delivers food and drinks at North Dakota golf course

Drone delivers food and drinks at North Dakota golf course

Golf insider Steve DiMeglio explains why Tiger Woods was an easy call for the Ryder Cup and how the U.S. has the deepest roster in decades, one that can win on foreign soil for first time since 1993. USA TODAY
This autonomous drone ambulance concept won its creator a $20,000 prize

This autonomous drone ambulance concept won its creator a $20,000 prize

Quadcopters are proving to be an exciting technology in a lot of fields, none more so than emergency services where they can be sent into disaster areas to assess damage, send medical equipment, drop supplies, and help plan airlifts.
Uber Eats wants to deliver your food with drones

Uber Eats wants to deliver your food with drones

Uber Eats, already one of the most popular food delivery apps, wants to elevate the game. As it works now, drivers pick up your food from a restaurant, put it in their car, drive with the goods, and then ring your doorbell with a bag full of dinner.
IBM Files Patent For a Coffee Delivery Drone

IBM Files Patent For a Coffee Delivery Drone

A new patent from IBM could bring new meaning to instant coffee. The patent describes a drone that could detect when a person is tiring and fly over with a cup of coffee on demand—so no need to worry if yours is the one street corner without a Starbucks.
South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

After spending years fighting to keep drones from flying over prisons, South Carolinacorrections officials unveiled plans on Thursday to use the small unmanned aircraft to keep a remote eye on inmates, an effort they said is the first of its kind in the country.
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