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Some folks still think it’s a good idea to fly drones over wildfires

Owners of hobby drones have been disrupting airborne efforts to tackle wildfires in Colorado in recent days. Each time a drone is spotted, manned firefighting aircraft need to be grounded until the airspace is clear again.
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A single police drone has seriously impacted crime in a Mexican city

A single drone used by a police department in the Mexiacan city of Ensenada has reportedly helped to cut overall crime there by 10 percent, and burglaries by a sizable 30 percent.
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The LeveTop is a cylindrical, vertical drone that looks like a coffee mug

What makes this particular quadcopter particularly interesting isn't necessarily its flight capabilities (though they're impressive) or its camera. Rather, it's the fact that the LeveTop almost looks like a thermos when it's packed away
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VTOL drone can evacuate wounded soldiers and disaster victims, deliver cargo

Tactical Robotics' unmanned Cormorant VTOL drone can evacuate two wounded battlefield casualties or disaster site victims at the same time. The aircraft can land and take off from remote or hard to reach locations without a landing strip.
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The Fairy drone is an aerial photographer with nearly magical powers

It's been years since you believed in the tooth fairy, your fairy godmother, or the best known fairy of all -- Tinkerbell. But that doesn't mean fairies don't exist. In fact, the Fairy drone is very real indeed.
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Powered by a laser, this insect-sized RoboFly can take off and land wirelessly

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a fly-sized robot called RoboFly that they hope could one day be used to access places inaccessible to regular-sized drones.
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DJI Mavic Air vs Mavic Pro: Which drone is better?

You can find full specs for both the Mavic Pro and the new Mavic Air on DJI's website, but unfortunately you can't look at all those pages simultaneously -- so we put all the main features side-by-side for your convenience.
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7 ambitious DARPA projects that will help out the military of the future

With a multibillion dollar annual budget and access to some of the sharpest minds around, few research labs can dream of matching DARPA. Here are 7 of the amazing projects they're creating.
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There is a good reason why this drone flies near aircraft

Flying a drone close to a plane is a dangerous act in most circumstances, but Airbus has a good reason for doing it. Its new Advanced Inspection Drone uses HD cameras to search for defects in an aircraft's exterior.
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Drone pilot gets hefty fine after flying his machine over an Ed Sheeran concert

A drone flight over a packed Ed Sheeran concert in Brisbane, Australia last month cost the pilot more than $800 in fines. The perpetrator was spotted outside the stadium by police as he guided his drone over the crowd.
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University of Michigan hopes new drone facility pushes students to great heights

Aware that the drone industry is going places, the University of Michigan recently opened a new facility where its engineering students can develop and safely test-fly new drone designs outdoors.
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This super-sized drone has several tricks up its sleeve

Drones are entering a growing number of industries, with various designs allowing businesses to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Aerones, for one, has come up with a super-sized drone that can perform a range of tasks.