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  • This Drone Camera Will Take Your Selfies to the Next Level

    Instead of extending your arm or using a selfie stick to snap shots of you and your crew, you could use a new pocket-size drone — dubbed the “AirSelfie” — to help you remotely capture aerial photos and videos. The AirSelfie is the brainchild of Italian entrepreneur Edoardo Stroppiana,...
  • Pune police granted permission for DRONE civilian use: INDIA

    Ever since the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gave the green light for civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in April this year, police stations have been merrily making their own ground rules, leading to disparity. Quashing their right to grant permission to fly drones, the Pune...
  • UAVs and insect cyborgs collaborate to map disaster zones

    Robots don’t always need to be built from scratch. In the case of “biobots”, scientists have been able to hack into insects, turning them into remote-controlled scouts to gather data and map unfamiliar or unsafe areas. Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have already demonstrated the hardware and...
  • China launches pulsar navigation satellite

    CHINA: China today successfully launched a navigation satellite which will conduct in-orbit experiments using pulsar detectors to demonstrate new technologies. The X-ray pulsar navigation satellite — XPNAV-1 — weighing more than 200 kilogrammes, was sent skyward at 7:42 AM (local time) atop a Long March 11 solid-fuelled rocket from the...
  • Single Operator can fly hundreds of drones at once: Intel

    Intel unveiled a tiny new drone today, the Shooting Star, designed specifically for light shows in the night sky. Weighing in at less than a pound, the small quadcopter is designed to fly in unison with hundreds of other drones, all controlled by a single operator. An individual pilot...
  • Why Spacecraft Crash On Mars

    The recent crash of the ExoMars Schiaperelli lander on Mars highlights how difficult it is to land there. So why is that? Why are landings on Mars so complex? And why do they fail so often? ESA is getting somewhat bad press for this. In my view it validates...
  • India to keep eyes on drones: Andhra Pradesh

    To regulate the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, the State government is planning to set up a drone corporation. As there is a talk of threat on the use of UAVs by individuals for private programmes such as marriage...
  • NASA is flying drones at a Nevada airport

    NASA:  flew drones at the airport in Reno, Nev., yesterday, and when the drones were flying, the pilots couldn’t see them in the sky — which is illegal under the current federal drone rules. It was part of a research project NASA is spearheading — in partnership with the...
  • Fledged Technology, Revolving Around Particles

    Unmanned aerial vehicles redeem a vital role in plenty of the significant dull, dirty and dangerous missions, providing defense personnel with vital intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. The steady increment in the utilization graph of the UAVs has been seen after the conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, because of no...