Amazon Rolls Out Sunday Deliveries, Tests Carrier Drones

Posted on 10. Apr, 2014 by .

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Amazon (AMZN) plans to roll out Sunday delivery to a “large portion” of the U.S. population this year. The company also said Thursday that it has started to flight test its fifth- and sixth-generation carrier drones. Its next two generations are currently in the design phase.

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Colorado Town Considers Letting Residents Shoot at Drones

Posted on 31. Mar, 2014 by .

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Drones could join coyotes as prey on the dun-colored prairie if voters in Deer Trail, Colorado, population 563, approve a measure today allowing the town to issue hunting licenses for unmanned aerial vehicles.

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State Leaders Mull Restrictions On Drones, Surveillance

Posted on 17. Feb, 2014 by .

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The state House on Monday passed two bills that would restrict the use of drones and government surveillance in Washington state.

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Brunswick Sheriff Lobbies for Drone Use

Posted on 17. Feb, 2014 by .

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In a letter to state lawmakers, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram on Monday said he sees great potential for unmanned aircraft – commonly known as drones – in assisting the county in search and rescue operations, patrol of the waterways, marijuana busts and hostage situations.

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Drones Crisscross West Texas

Posted on 10. Feb, 2014 by .

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Drones won’t be buzzing around the Texas Panhandle soon. They already are. A drone helicopter flown by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scanned area wheat fields, detecting a virus and visually mapping its progression.

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U.S. Customs’ Drones Back In Air After Crash Investigation

Posted on 07. Feb, 2014 by .

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection put its drones back in the air on Friday after an investigation into a crash that grounded its unmanned aircraft fleet, the agency said.

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Drones In The United States: What Will It Take To Fly?

Posted on 07. Feb, 2014 by .

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It’s only a matter of time. Unmanned aerial technology – called UAVs, UASs or drones – for civilian use in the United States is inevitable. Federal agencies and Congress are now writing the policies and regulations to govern the operation of UAVs and determine which uses may be phased in first.

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Drones On the US border: Are They Worth the Price?

Posted on 05. Feb, 2014 by .

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The grounding of the drone fleet that watches over America’s borders after a crash last week is highlighting a program that continues to expand, though questions remain about its effectiveness.

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Drone Debate Lands Before Minnesota Lawmakers

Posted on 02. Feb, 2014 by .

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Fears of prying from the sky have some Minnesota lawmakers seeking clamps on law enforcement’s use of unmanned aerial drones to gather evidence.

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Craft Brewer’s Drone Delivery Hopes Put on Ice

Posted on 02. Feb, 2014 by .

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A craft brewer still has hopes of one day using drones to deliver its lager to ice fishing anglers on Minnesota lakes by air, despite being grounded by federal aviation officials after a recent test run.

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