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You Can Now Use Drones to Shoot Movies in the US, Feds Say | WIRED

You Can Now Use Drones to Shoot Movies in the US, Feds Say | WIRED | Drones | Scoop.it
The federal government has taken a step toward opening US skies to commercial use of drones, allowing several movie production companies to use flying ‘bots on their shoots. On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that six companies have been granted exemptions from current regulations that, the agency says, ban most commercial use of unmanned…
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Are Drones The Answer to the Problem of Poaching?

Are Drones The Answer to the Problem of Poaching? | Drones | Scoop.it
IBTimes UK examines the use of unmanned flying vehicles to protect African elephants and rhinoceros.
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RMIT researchers bring bird-like flight to unmanned drones

RMIT researchers bring bird-like flight to unmanned drones | Drones | Scoop.it
RMIT University researchers are aiming for a world-first by developing unmanned drone aircraft that mimic the flight patterns of birds.
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Why the Designs of the Year 2014 really matter outside the creative industries - Features

Why the Designs of the Year 2014 really matter outside the creative industries - Features | Drones | Scoop.it
Digital Arts editor Neil Bennett discusses the best entrants for the Design Museum's competition.
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A Drone That Snaps Photos, Then Folds Up and Fits In Your Pocket

A Drone That Snaps Photos, Then Folds Up and Fits In Your Pocket | Drones | Scoop.it
This Kickstarter-funded Pocket Drone is a foldable, flying "multicopter" that its creators dubbed "the GoPro of drones."
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When Journalism Becomes a Game of Drones

When Journalism Becomes a Game of Drones | Drones | Scoop.it
Drones will change journalism for the better, so why are states pushing for bans? Scott Pham of the Missouri Drone Journalism program weighs in.
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Wannabe pilots put their skills to the test with flight of fancy

Wannabe pilots put their skills to the test with flight of fancy | Drones | Scoop.it
Would-be pilots had the chance to put their skills to the test by flying drones in the skies above Preston as part of the Harris Flights exhibition.
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Drone Journalism Lab: Why it is time to debate flying cameras | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

Drone Journalism Lab: Why it is time to debate flying cameras | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Drones | Scoop.it
Professor Matt Waite discusses his research into how unmanned copters that carry cameras can be used for news
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Public can help mountain rescue team test new rescue 'drone'

Public can help mountain rescue team test new rescue 'drone' | Drones | Scoop.it
ARMCHAIR web surfers are being recruited to help trial new ‘drone technology’ – usually seen in warzones – which could help save lives on the Lake District fells.
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Paris: Flying cameras for storytelling #gen13

FlyCams, Aerial Filming Platforms or Drone Journalism? While editors debate what to call this new technology, they do agree that the potential for storytelli...
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Tiny, disposable drones monitor hurricanes and survive crash landings - ExtremeTech

Tiny, disposable drones monitor hurricanes and survive crash landings - ExtremeTech | Drones | Scoop.it
ExtremeTech Tiny, disposable drones monitor hurricanes and survive crash landings ExtremeTech Some tasks are too dangerous to have a human perform, such as flying over active military zones, spying on a target, or venturing deep below the ocean's...
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Farm Drones Take Flight

Farm Drones Take Flight | Drones | Scoop.it
We all know what drones can do in the hands of the military and law enforcement. For recreational use, they're fun to fly around with a GoPro strapped to its belly. The commercial use of drones is ...
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The Catholic Church Proved the US Government Is Making Up Drone Rules On the Fly

The Catholic Church Proved the US Government Is Making Up Drone Rules On the Fly | Drones | Scoop.it
The FAA has no idea what it's doing with drone regulations.
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Drone 'hacked' to take out triathlete

Drone 'hacked' to take out triathlete | Drones | Scoop.it
Next scenario: World-Cup-winning shot at goal blocked by drone By Simon Sharwood, 7 Apr 2014 Related stories Why ever leave home? Amazon wants to turn...
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Drones key as Telegraph lays out its tech strategy

Drones key as Telegraph lays out its tech strategy | Drones | Scoop.it
The future of the Daily Telegraph brand will involve more entertainment and personal-style “me” stories, greater use of new technology like video cameras on miniature drones, and less reliance on its Right-wing views.
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Panasonic GH2 and a multicopter drone used to shot Top Gear's Africa Special! - motionVFX Blog

Panasonic GH2 and a multicopter drone used to shot Top Gear's Africa Special! - motionVFX Blog | Drones | Scoop.it
Panasonic GH2 and a multicopter drone used to shot Top Gear's Africa Special!
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UAV industry takes off in Alaska

UAV industry takes off in Alaska | Drones | Scoop.it
Fairweather was founded in 1976 by Sherron Perry with an initial focus on providing aviation weather observation services to remote regions, and has since expanded into a wide array of industry support activities.
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Researchers provide first-ever academic study of journalists' and private citizens' use of drones

Researchers provide first-ever academic study of journalists' and private citizens' use of drones | Drones | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Newly published research from a University of Texas at Arlington communication team offers a groundbreaking perspective on the controversial use of unmanned aerial vehicles in journalism and mass communication, or 'drone journalism.'...
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Scale of school fire clear in aerial drone footage taken by Lawrence Clift | Granada - ITV News

Scale of school fire clear in aerial drone footage taken by Lawrence Clift | Granada - ITV News | Drones | Scoop.it
Read the latest Granada stories, Scale of school fire clear in aerial drone footage taken by Lawrence Clift on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Granada news
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Dronestagr.am launches to showcase the world's best aerial drone pix

Dronestagr.am launches to showcase the world's best aerial drone pix | Drones | Scoop.it
"Share your best aerial pictures and let's build a world map of our Earth with a bird's eye view," Dupin urges potential contributors.
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grough — Mountain rescuers seek help in testing drone search of Lake District fell

grough — Mountain rescuers seek help in testing drone search of Lake District fell | Drones | Scoop.it
A Lake District mountain rescue team is looking for members of the public to join the search for a missing walker.
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States rush to pass drone regulations - Washington Post (blog)

States rush to pass drone regulations - Washington Post (blog) | Drones | Scoop.it
States rush to pass drone regulations Washington Post (blog) For most of the public, the word “drone” calls up the sleek, automated killing machines that the Obama administration routinely deploys against suspected terrorists and that Rand Paul...
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Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective? - Los Angeles Times

Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective? - Los Angeles Times | Drones | Scoop.it
Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective?
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Price aside, a 2012 Center for International Policy report found that drones, over six years, contributed to only 0.001% of the apprehensions at the border.
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