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Drone era arrives for local governments sooner than most

Drones may not be ready to deliver your next Amazon order in less than 30 minutes, but local governments around Southwest Virginia are already calling on the technology for simpler, more practical tasks. They’re not inventing high-tech systems, but rather … Continue reading

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The NYPD planned to use drones during Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration. Then it started raining.

Before they pack into Times Square on Monday night, thousands of New Year’s Eve revelers will pass through the kind of intensive security measures that are normally found inside the nation’s airports. While the crowd will probably be keenly aware … Continue reading

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Can We Prevent a Drone Terror Attack?

The uncontrolled market in toy or hobbyist drones makes their future use in a domestic terrorist attack “likely,” says a researcher and lecturer on drone warfare. But it will still require sophisticated technical skills to deploy them effectively, according to … Continue reading

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Federal regulations governing drone use are so far keeping the loftiest fantasies from becoming reality. New rules could change that.

Colleges are eager to put drones to use both inside and outside the classroom, but federal agencies and university risk managers are taking a cautious approach before opening the airspace above college campuses. Drones (also known by the more technical … Continue reading

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