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Drone-hacking cybersecurity boot camp launched in UK

November 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Matt Hancock, the minister for digital and culture, said students would gain the skills needed to “fight cyber-attacks” and help keep the UK safe. The 10-week course has been “certified” by UK spy agency GCHQ Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37848549

Rwanda begins Zipline commercial drone deliveries

October 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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What is being hailed as the world’s first commercial regular drone delivery service is beginning drop-offs in Rwanda. The operation uses fixed-wing drones that automatically fly to destinations in the central African nation. They release small packages attached to parachutes without needing to land at the delivery points before returning. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37646474

DJI’s Mavic Pro fold-up drone detects obstacles

September 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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DJI – the world’s bestselling drone manufacturer – has announced its first foldable aircraft to be targeted at consumers. The Chinese company says the quadcopter can be compressed to roughly the size of a water bottle for transportation. The Mavic Pro’s launch comes a week after the action-cam specialist GoPro revealed a foldable drone of […]

EU aviation groups want all drones to be registered

September 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A string of aviation associations has called for all small drones in Europe to be registered. The ability to trace nuisance drones back to their owner or pilot would improve compliance with regulations, the groups said in a joint statement. Near-misses involving drones and aircraft are on the rise – 10 UK cases risked collision […]

An underwater drone to explore the deep

July 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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John Foster, an archaeologist, talks about boats in that charming way all nautical lovers do – as if the vessels were supermodels. When he talks about the Steamship Tahoe, he calls it simply “The Queen”. The Queen sailed across Lake Tahoe, a breathtaking lake that straddles the border between California and Nevada, and is nestled […]

‘Drone’ hits BA plane: Police investigate Heathrow incident

April 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A police investigation is under way after a passenger plane approaching Heathrow Airport was hit by what is believed to have been a drone. The British Airways flight from Geneva, with 132 passengers and five crew on board, was hit as it approached the London airport at 12:50 BST on Sunday. If confirmed, it is […]

Drone racing – sport of the future?

April 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Jump media player Media player help Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media caption Drone races will soon be broadcast on ESPN’s TV network At Wembley last night I experienced what could be the sport of the future. Tiny drones raced out of the players’ tunnel and did three laps […]

Small drone risks to aircraft ‘minimal’

March 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The risk of a small, consumer drone significantly damaging an aircraft is ‘minimal’, suggests a study. It used data on bird strikes to get a sense of what would happen if a small drone collided with a plane. Only 3% of collisions between aircraft and birds similar in weight to domestic drones result in damage, […]

Voice-activated drone, baby monitor win Amazon’s IoT contest

February 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Internet-connected baby monitors: all too often, they spell Internet-of-Things (IoT) security disasters. Stories of cybercreeps invading nurseries, swiveling the camera around at will, using it to spy on infants or to swear at a baby are just some of the reasons why New York City recently launched an investigation into the gadgets’ hackability. But an […]

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