US filmmakers allowed to use drones for shooting

 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted approval to six photo and video production companies to use drones for shooting.

US allows firms to fly drones for filming

The US government Thursday said it has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, opening the door for the film and television industry to use drones for filming.

Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone scouts skies
Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone scouts skies

 Islamic State fighters captured villages and besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey on Thursday in a major assault that prompted a commander to appeal for military aid from other Kurds in the region. 

NASA building traffic control system for drones
NASA building traffic control system for drones

NASA is developing a drone traffic management programme that would work as a separate air traffic control system for drones flying low to the ground at 400 to 500 feet.

Google tests using drones to deliver goods
Google tests using drones to deliver goods

Google has said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Internet retail titan Amazon.Com.

Iran unveils new short-range missiles, drones

Iran has produced a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones, an official news agency reported today.

New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health

MIT scientists have developed a new algorithm that lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions.

Kanye West fears daughter may get electrocuted by paparazzi drones

Kanye West has said that he fears that paparazzi will fly drones over his home to get pictures of his daughter in the pool and will accidentally electrocute her.

New human brain-like computer chip to power drones

Pentagon researchers have created a computer chip inspired by the human brain to power unmanned aircraft or robotic ground systems.

Drones to assist photographers soon

Photographers will soon get a team of handy helpers to capture the perfect shot - flying flashbulbs!

Drones enter Bollywood with `Kick`!

Those who have seen the trailer of superstar Salman Khan-starrer `Kick` know that the movie promises some jaw-dropping action sequences. But what many don`t know is that filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala has used drones to capture the major action scenes in the film.

Eight militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

At least eight militants were killed Saturday in a US drone attack in Pakistan`s North Waziristan region.

3D printer drones may fly by 2040

BAE Systems have claimed that with the help of futuristic technology like 3D printers they could create small drones by 2040.

Clashes near Tikrit as Iraqi troops strike back

Iraqi forces pressed a campaign Saturday to retake militant-held Tikrit, clashing with Sunni fighters nearby and pounding positions inside the city with air strikes in their biggest counter-offensive so far.

Intelligent drones to communicate with humans

You may have seen in films flying robots seamlessly communicating and cooperating with humans working in labs on the Earth while negotiating danger zones effortlessly, this may soon be a reality.

US justified drone killings by citing al Qaeda law

The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al Qaeda and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war, according to a previously secret government memorandum.

Laser to strike down drones soon a reality

It`s ben imagined for long by sci-fi novelists and gamers and is now a reality. The US military is developing a laser weapon to shoot down enemy drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Drones to power farmers check crop progress

Drones - or unmanned aerial vehicles - would soon help farmers check the progress of their crops and determine where they may need to replant or direct pesticide applications.

UN calls for wider use of surveillance drones

UN peacekeeping missions should deploy more drones and state-of the art technology to become more effective, limit boots on the ground and keep aid workers safer, their chief said on Thursday.

US to disclose legal justification for drone strikes on Americans

The U.S. government will disclose its legal justification for the use of drones against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday.

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