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Drones 101 in Virginia College

WASHINGTON — Virginia has been in the forefront of drone use for a while: In July, the first Federal Aviation Administration-approved drone delivery brought medical supplies to the rural southwest corner of the state. Now a community college is offering drone classes to get students ready for jobs in the burgeoning industry.   Drones’ Lessons Germanna ...

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Palm Beach After Drones

PALM BEACH, Fla. —As the popularity of drones grows, Palm Beach police are working to keep them off the island in order to protect the privacy of residents. Some have started to question if the town has legal jurisdiction over airspace. “There’s an ignorance going on of the technology and ...

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Schumer Proposes New Regulations

After a series of recent drone-related issues, some law-makers are proposing stricter regulations on the high-tech devices. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today held a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Albany FBI Headquarters urging his colleagues in Congress to include his legislation that would require drone manufacturers to implement geo-fencing ...

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The Use of Drones in Agriculture Gets a “YES”

An unnamed aerial vehicle, or drone, large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. This is not the first time the FAA has considered the use of drones in agriculture but is ...

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FAA Might Back Off

Like trying to map the clouds, the legal and regulatory landscape of unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States is subject to frequent change. Projects like AirMap are attempting to map that world, but it’s new changes from the FAA that might clear the runway for drone users. When the FAA announced ...

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Swiss Post Will Use Drones to Deliver Mail

We know that Amazon is interested in developing the technology, but their regulatory problems with the FAA in the United States might have slow down Amazon’s plans. The scheme that’s been greenlit in Switzerland could pave the way for future projects all across the world, and no doubt many other technology companies will ...

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Drones in Nepal

Nepal has suffered its worst earthquake in 80 years. Across the affected region, which stretches into India and Tibet, the death toll may top 10,000., but official numbers won’t be known for a while. The poor Asian nation’s limited infrastructure has been stretched to the breaking point by overwhelming need, ...

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Drones to Fight Global Warming and Deforestation

One of the main causes of global warming and the ongoing deforestation is the reduction of forests around the world. The “easy” solution is simply making sure that we plant more trees every year; however, planting a large amount of seed in a significant quantity is not that easy. Until ...

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Drones are Conquering Asia

While the US has taken halting steps toward permitting companies to use drones for business purposes, some Asian countries have jumped right in and allowed both government and commercial uses. From pollution monitoring to crowd control to police investigations to even waiting on tables, drones have begun a long, slow ...

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Brazil to Issue Drone’s Regulations Before Rio 2016

The Brazilian government announced yesterday that a set of rules to regulate the commercial and civilian use of unnamed aerial vehicles (UAE) or drones is on the way. The regulations will be enacted before the Olympic Games of Rio 2016, which security measures have been reinforced. “There are rules in place about ...

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