Keyword: drone

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Would YOU take this Italian UFO for a spin? Concept drone seats two people and hits speeds of 120mph

    03/28/2017 2:14:39 AM PDT · by cba123 · 2 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Published: 07:39 EDT, 27 March 2017 | Harry Pettit For Mailonline
    This strange vehicle might look like a flying saucer, but it's not for extraterrestrials. Humans looking for a trip that's truly 'out of this world' can now fly in style with the I.F.O or 'Identified Flying Object', a proposed two-seater drone concept that looks like a UFO. The I.F.O is powered by eight electric rotary engines that push the saucer to an estimated top speed of 120mph (190kph) and can lift it to the average helicopter altitude. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4352540/UFO-drone-seats-two-passengers-reaches-120mph-190kph.html#ixzz4cbsQlITJ Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • West Virginia Senate Passes Drone Legislation

    03/27/2017 8:08:14 AM PDT · by Freeport · 14 replies
    Aero News Network ^ | Mar 27, 2017 | N/A
    Requires Law Enforcement To Obtain A Warrant In Most Cases The West Virginia Senate has passed and sent on the House of Delegates legislation that will regulate how drones can be used in the state. Under the provisions of the law, it would be illegal for anyone to use a drone to: •Intentionally take photographs or other types of images or publish such photographs or images of another person without the other person’s permission where the person being photographed or whose image is being captured has a reasonable expectation of privacy. •Physically harass another person or surveille another person without...
  • Suicide Drones Have Migrated To The Conflict In Yemen

    03/24/2017 6:32:13 AM PDT · by Freeport · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tyler Rogoway
    Iran has been smuggling suicidal drones, similar to models developed by Israel, to Houthi rebels in Yemen. The drones are outfitted for attacks on UAE and Saudi Patriot missile batteries. The news comes via examination of seven Qasef-1 drones that were interdicted or captured in Yemen. Iran runs a fairly elaborate smuggling operation that furnishes weapons and other material to Houthi rebels in western Yemen. According to a report by Conflict Armament Research, six of the drones were captured last October along a known smuggling route that runs through Oman. Another was recovered following a February attack by Houthi...
  • A Country Just Used a Patriot Missile to Take Down a $200 Drone

    03/18/2017 7:24:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    Futurism ^ | Mar. 18, 2017 | Dom Galeon and Kristin Houser
    A Country Just Used a Patriot Missile to Take Down a $200 Drone by Dom Galeon and Kristin Houser Serious Overkill In a rather unusual show of force, a U.S. ally shot down a small quadcopter drone using a Patriot missile, according to Gen. David Perkins, speaking at the Association of the United States Army’s Global Force symposium. And it wasn’t a drill. “We have a very close ally of ours that was dealing with an adversary using small quadcopter [unmanned aircraft systems],” Perkins said. “They shot it down with a Patriot missile.” A Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM)...
  • Intruder breaches White House grounds, arrested near residence entrance

    03/11/2017 8:08:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:59 AM ET, Sat March 11, 2017 | By Jeff Zeleny and Peter Morris
    The south side of the White House is seen January 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. A small aerial drone was found on the grounds of the White House but poses no threat, a spokesman for President Obama said on Monday. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said he did not have details about the size or type of the drone, but he said the Secret Service was investigating.
  • China has a flamethrower drone, and a surprisingly good use for it

    03/02/2017 1:00:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | February 24, 2017 | Trevor Mogg
    China has a flamethrower drone, and a surprisingly good use for it By Trevor Mogg — February 24, 2017 12:10 AM In the exciting world of remotely controlled multi-rotor flying machines — known popularly as “drones” — an increasing number of businesses are waking up to the idea that the technology could prove useful in their own line of work. Already, movie production outfits big and small are making full use of camera-equipped drones, while other industries such as entertainment, agriculture, and real estate are also looking to incorporate the unmanned aerial vehicles into their operations. Of course, regulatory hurdles...
  • ISIS Drones have become more deadly

    01/28/2017 8:57:32 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, January 28, 2017 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Islamic State has deployed a new threat in the battlefield and potentially in the West. The terrorists are launching commercially available drones and remote controlled aircrafts that are being weaponized. They are being used as grenade launchers, kamikaze bombers, flying decoys and for reconnaissance. They have the potential to be used as terror weapons on civilian population in the West. This new capability has alarmed western armed forces, making it clear that the Islamic State one day could attack urban areas from the air as well as on the ground. Many of the drones and RCs being adapted are...
  • The Threat of Terrorism Spoofing

    01/26/2017 9:52:06 AM PST · by johnatures · 10 replies
    New York Observer ^ | January 24, 2017 | John A. Tures
    Imagine terrorists using new technology to trick planes into crashing into buildings. It may sound like a Die Hard movie, but the premise, which involves “GPS spoofing,” troubles our nation’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Spoofing became a big deal when University of Texas professor Todd Humphreys accepted a challenge a few years ago from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use this method to commandeer one of the agency’s drones via a GPS device. Much to their astonishment, he was successful. “It’s easiest to understand GPS spoofing by comparing it with GPS jamming,” Humphreys told the Observer. “Jamming...
  • Breathtaking Drone Flight: Sunset Over Hong Kong

    01/25/2017 12:21:48 PM PST · by Trumpnation · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/25/17 | JR
    Breathtaking footage of Hong Kong as sunset approaches. Shot on 1-24-17. This technology just blows me away.
  • Media Warns Of Inauguration Drone Bombing, Not 'Safe'

    01/19/2017 6:07:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 01/19/17 | Paul Bedard
    The media is raising concerns about a drone bombing at the 58th Presidential Inauguration on Friday. On Thursday's "Today" show, a report indicated that U.S. Secret Service has put in place several anti-drone efforts out of concern that an I-inspired "flying IED" will smash into the crowd, or worse. The report quoted an official from a drone countermeasure firm saying that the Inauguration "is not something I would feel safe at." Reports of violent protests and attacks has Washington on edge, though past threats have never come. But the "Today" show report, headlined "Drone Danger At Inauguration? Dealing with a...
  • Drone SWARM: Non-Combat application?

    Ref: Drone SWARM technology https://www.google.com/amp/compositesmanufacturingmagazine.com/2017/01/department-of-defense-successfully-tests-composite-drones/amp/
  • Drone smashes into Boeing passenger plane during landing

    01/08/2017 8:19:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    RT ^ | 7 Jan, 2017 14:23
    A drone smashed into a Boeing plane with 80 passengers and 6 crew on board, causing substantial damage to the aircraft as it prepared to land at an airport in Mozambique. The Boeing 737-700 belonging to airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) was operating a domestic flight when it was struck as it approached Tete airport, according to the Aviation Herald. The crew heard a loud bang but continued their approach, suspecting a bird had struck the plane. However, later examination revealed the damage was more substantial than initially thought and caused by an apparent drone collision. Photos shared online...
  • EU drone spying on Jewish towns crashes near Mt. Hevron

    01/02/2017 12:19:50 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 15 replies
    Israel National News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Gary Willig
    A drone with a video camera which crashed in a wooded area on Mount Hevron revealed a European Union (EU) espionage operation intended to spy on and gather intelligence about Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. The footage from the drone was retrieved after it crashed in view of residents of the town of Ma'on in Judea, Channel 2 reported. The footage shows the drone flying low over residents before crashing next to a car. It was then retrieved by the residents.
  • 2017 – The Year Of The Drone

    01/02/2017 8:19:24 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-01-2017 | Michael
    Drones are being seriously considered for use in a number of important applications from military functions, like bomb disposal, to energy applications, like remote pipeline monitoring and inspection. But as the Federal government works to finalize rules on the use of drones in commercial applications, the drones are increasingly finding their way into more and more unusual settings – like the delivery of slurpees. Convenience store operator, 7-Eleven is an unlikely participant in drone delivery operating at the bleeding edge of the space. The company has partnered with drone delivery service Flirtey and in November, the two companies completed 77...
  • 7-Eleven completes 77 drone deliveries in the US

    12/22/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    CNET ^ | 12/21/16 | Carrie Mihalcik
    Oh, thank heaven for drones. 7-Eleven, one of the world's largest chains of convenience stores, has completed 77 delivers via drone to customers in Reno, Nevada. The deliveries were made in collaboration with Flirtey, a commercial drone startup that began working with the retail chain over the summer. In November, Flirty made regular deliveries from a 7-Eleven store in Reno to a dozen select customers who used a custom app to place orders, the company said in a release Tuesday. Popular items for drone delivery included hot foods, cold beverages and over-the-counter medicines, said the company. On average, orders were...
  • Pentagon says China has returned unmanned underwater drone (about darned time)

    12/19/2016 10:24:55 PM PST · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Yahoo / Associated Press ^ | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — China has returned to the U.S. an unmanned underwater drone the Chinese Navy seized unlawfully last week in international waters, the Pentagon said. China's defense ministry said it handed the drone back after "friendly consultations." The Chinese Navy vessel that had seized the drone returned it near the location where it had been taken, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement issued late Monday. The incident occurred last Thursday near the Philippines. (more at the link)
  • Stealing the drone... back?

    12/18/2016 9:27:23 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/17/2016 | @realDonaldTrump
    "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!"
  • "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!"

    12/17/2016 6:20:24 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 144 replies
    Twitter (Trump's) ^ | 12/17/16 | Donald J Trump
    "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!" https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/810288321880555520
  • China says it will return US drone it seized

    12/17/2016 1:39:13 PM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/16 | By Mallory Shelbourne
    China said Saturday it will return the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) it seized in the South China Sea from the U.S., the Pentagon confirmed. "We have registered our objection to China's unlawful seizure of a U.S. unmanned underwater vehicle operating in international waters in the South China Sea," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement. "Through direct engagement with Chinese authorities, we have secured an understanding that the Chinese will return the UUV to the United States," he said. China earlier had indicted it would return the unmanned device, while accusing the U.S. of having "hyped" the issue. "Upon...
  • Trump calls China’s seizure of US drone ‘unpresidented’

    12/17/2016 7:28:19 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 17, 2017 | By Kathianne Boniello
    The seizing of an unmanned US Navy drone by the Chinese is an “unpresidented [sic] act,” President-elect Donald Trump tweeted early Saturday. The USNS Bowditch, which has a civilian crew, was about to retrieve the underwater device Thursday when it was snapped up by a Chinese warship in the South China Sea. “China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters – rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented [sic] act,” Trump wrote on Twitter. He’s since deleted the misspelled tweet. The $150,000, 10-foot drone was part of a scientific mission collecting oceanographic data....
  • US Defense official: Chinese warship stole US underwater drone

    12/16/2016 8:21:15 AM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 12/16/16 | Barbara Starr,
    (CNN)A US oceanographic vessel Thursday had its underwater drone stolen by a Chinese warship literally right in front of the eyes of the American crew, a US defense official told CNN Friday. In the latest encounter in international waters in the South China Sea region, the USNS Bowditch was sailing about 100 miles off the port at Subic Bay when the incident occurred, according to the official. Bowditch had stopped in the water to pick up two underwater drones. At that point a Chinese naval ship that had been shadowing the Bowditch put a small boat into the water. That...
  • China's Navy seizes American underwater drone in South China Sea

    12/16/2016 9:04:21 AM PST · by mandaladon · 85 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Dec 2016 | Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest from the United States and a demand for its return, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday. The incident, the first of its kind in recent memory, took place on Dec. 15 northwest of Subic Bay off the Philippines just as the USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey ship, was about to retrieve the unmanned, underwater vehicle (UUV), the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "The UUV was...
  • US Defense official: Chinese warship stole US underwater drone

    12/16/2016 8:22:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/16/16 | Barbara Starr
    US oceanographic vessel Thursday had its underwater drone stolen by a Chinese warship literally right in front of the eyes of the American crew, a US defense official told CNN Friday. In the latest encounter in international waters in the South China Sea region, the USNS Bowditch was sailing about 100 miles off the port at Subic Bay when the incident occurred, according to the official. Bowditch had stopped in the water to pick up two underwater drones. At that point a Chinese naval ship that had been shadowing the Bowditch put a small boat into the water. That small...
  • Iran Unveils Attack ‘Suicide Drone’

    10/26/2016 2:24:49 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Oct 2016
    Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday they had developed a “suicide drone” capable of delivering explosives to blow up targets at sea and on land. The new drone is primarily for maritime surveillance and “has not been designed to be armed with missiles,” the Tasnim news agency, which is close to the Guards, reported.
  • North Dakota pipeline protesters’ drone shot after buzzing police helicopter

    10/23/2016 1:06:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Police officers shot at a drone operated by activists during Sunday’s North Dakota pipeline protest after the aircraft flew near a police helicopter, leaving passengers “in fear of their lives.” The drone “flew at a helicopter in a threatening manner” above a protest at a Dakota Access pipeline construction site, prompting officers to fire “less-than-lethal” ammunition at the drone, which then was landed by its operator, according to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. “A sheriff on board the helicopter reported to law enforcement on the ground that the helicopter pilot and passengers were ‘in fear of their lives,’ and that...
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Proposed Drone Strike On Julian Assange (trunc)

    10/03/2016 7:09:06 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 79 replies
    True Pundit.com ^ | 10/3/2016 | True Pundit
  • Was SpaceX rocket hit by a drone? Shock claims Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 was 'attacked'

    09/03/2016 9:10:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Daily Star Sunday ^ | 9/3/16 | Joshua Nevett
    Now conspiracy theorists are claiming the space rocket was “attacked”. The “reusable” rocket was destroyed after suffering a catastrophic explosion on launch at Cape Canaveral in Florida, US on Thursday. The huge blast, which caused no injuries, ripped through the rocket during a pre-launch check – sending plumes of thick black smoke into the air. Billionaire SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the cause of the explosion, which was caught on camera, is still unknown.
  • Lawsuit grounds Israeli-German drone deal (General Atomics' suit)

    09/01/2016 5:18:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    Germany’s plan to lease Israeli drones has been put on hold after a legal challenge by US weapons manufacturer. In January, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced the plan to lease Israel Aerospace Industries’ Eitan (“Steadfast”) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The drones, also known as Heron TPs, have a range of over 7,400 kilometers (4,600 miles), and can remain airborne for more than 70 hours. This lease was intended to serve a temporary need until 2025, when Germany, Italy and France expect to complete development of a joint drone. However, on Monday, US firm General Atomics, maker of the...
  • Meet Israel’s 'Suicide Squad' of Self-Sacrificing Drones

    08/09/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | AUGUST 8, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    When you first see Israel Aircraft Industries' Harop drone, the "Star Trek" association is unmistakable. Like the Klingon Bird of Prey it resembles, the Harop is small, maneuverable, nearly impossible to detect, relatively inexpensive, and is downright deadly. And when it comes to accomplishing its mission, it even operates on the belief that “today is a great day to die.” The diminutive drone doesn’t carry any munitions; it doesn’t need to, because it is the munition. A 50-pound high explosive charge is part of the Harop itself, and if it finds an enemy radar or another target of opportunity in...
  • FACEBOOK TAKES FLIGHT

    07/30/2016 4:53:14 AM PDT · by Mr Apple · 13 replies
    THE VERGE ^ | June 28, 2016 | Casey Newton
    Inside the test flight of Facebook’s first internet drone.
  • Air Force To Test Target Drone Turned Low-Cost Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle

    07/15/2016 6:28:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | July 13, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded target drone builder Kratos a contract to execute what it calls a Low-Cost Attritable Strike Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration (LCASD). This proof-of-concept initiative is centered on creating a (relatively) cheap unmanned combat aircraft that the USAF can afford to lose in combat, even opting to do so willingly by sending it on a one-way mission if need be. Alternatively, if the vehicle had the range to return to friendly territory, it could be repeatedly recovered and launched again on other missions, even from small bases without runways. The contract’s total value is $40.8...
  • This Israeli Drone Ship May Be Small But It Packs A Big Torpedo

    06/29/2016 9:14:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | JUNE 29, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Elbit Systems’ 12-meter experimental Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), dubbed Seagull, has been busy testing new capabilities and control concepts in recent months. The idea is that a small swarm of these craft—well, just two right now—can be controlled from a single workstation, deployed either ashore or on a ship. From there, tasks such as harbor patrol and force protection, mine detection, search and rescue and even anti-submarine warfare can be conducted with maximum efficiency. The Seagull’s semi-autonomous control concept, long endurance (up to 96 hours of runtime), advanced sensor suite, and ease of adaptation could allow it to be a...
  • Afghan Taliban Sources Confirm Death of Leader

    05/22/2016 8:32:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 22 May 2016
    Senior Afghan Taliban sources on Sunday confirmed the death of their chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan, adding a shura or council is underway to decide his successor. “I can say with good authority that Mullah Mansour is no more,” a senior Taliban source told AFP. Mansour’s death was confirmed by two other senior figures, who said the group’s top leaders were gathering in Quetta to name their future chief. Earlier, Reuters quoted a US official as saying that Mansour was “likely killed” along with another combatant.
  • PM Modi’s US visit: India asks US for Predator C drones

    06/09/2016 4:58:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    India has formally asked the United States for Predator C Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs), a leading defence journal says. Reliable sources told India Strategic that the Predator C requirement has been mentioned at a very high level during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just-concluded visit to Washington. Now that India is getting into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), President Barack Obama will ask the State and Defense Departments to consider the Indian request. Predator C is made by General Atomics Aeronautical System Inc. (GA-ASI), which has already offered an unarmed version, Predator XP, to the Indian Air Force (IAF)...
  • FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast

    06/07/2016 9:25:27 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 84 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 06/07/2016 | Matt Novak
    FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast http://gizmodo.com/faa-warns-of-gps-outages-this-month-during-mysterious-t-1780866590
  • Refugees Will Build Drones As Part Of Federally Funded Jobs Program

    05/23/2016 9:06:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/23/2016 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    The Department of Labor has awarded Utica, New York, $2 million to teach young refugees how to build drones as part of a summer jobs program. About 400 teenage refugee students living in the city will get part-time summer jobs through the program, as well as tutoring in English and Math. Those who demonstrate academic competence will then take part in a year-long drone building challenge during the school year, as the work and tutoring continues. The 14- and 15-year-old refugee students will learn how to design a drone and then construct their own model using the lab of the...
  • Pakistan: US drone strike violated sovereignty

    05/22/2016 1:36:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 22, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Pakistan said the United States drone strike that reportedly killed a Taliban leader violated its sovereignty, The Guardian reported . Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in an airstrike on Saturday in Pakistan, CNN confirmed , according to sources within al Qaeda and the Taliban. U.S. officials said the drone strike was authorized by President Obama. But Pakistan said Sunday the U.S. government didn't tell Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of its plans ahead of the strike. “This is a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty,” Sharif told reporters in London, according to The Guardian. The Guardian reported that the American government...
  • U.S. drones strike at Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan

    05/21/2016 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.
  • Drone collision with jet highlights growing aviation danger

    04/18/2016 12:33:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 18, 2016 | By Jill Lawless
    A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken. British police and air accident authorities were investigating Sunday's incident, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to be a drone at a height of about 1,700 feet (518 meters) while it was approaching Heathrow Airport. The plane landed safely and was cleared to fly again after an inspection by engineers. But the incident has focused attention on the growing number of unregulated drones in the sky and the potential for...
  • 'Drone' hits British Airways plane approaching Heathrow Airport

    04/17/2016 6:46:33 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/17/2016 | unattributed
    A plane approaching Heathrow Airport is believed to have hit a drone before it landed safely, the Metropolitan Police has said. The British Airways flight from Geneva was hit as it approached the London airport at about 12:50 BST with 132 passengers and five crew on board. After landing, the pilot reported an object - believed to be a drone - had struck the front of the Airbus A320. Police said no arrests have been made. If confirmed, it is believed to be the first incident of its kind in the UK. A British Airways spokesman said: "Our aircraft landed...
  • A Drone Flies Through A Rotting, Abandoned $17.5 Million Vancouver Mansion; This Is What It Saw

    04/15/2016 5:59:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4-15-16 | Tyler Durden
    So far, he’s filmed five properties in Point Grey and a few in the south Cambie area. Many of them sit behind blue fences, the telltale sign a backhoe is on its way. Fieldwalker said accessing the properties is simple: “We just go up to them and shoot.” In the following film posted to Fieldwalker’s Vimeo page, the viewer is brought inside a 3,430 square-foot Point Grey teardown on Drummond Drive, which last year sold for $17.5 million. The property’s overgrown lawn, mossy shingles, smashed windows and missing doors suggest it’s been many years since anyone called it home. It's...
  • Amazing Drone Video of Once Forgotten Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard

    03/31/2016 3:07:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 31, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    Some cool drone footage by Youtuber Jersey Drone of ships left abandoned at Staten Island’s Arthur Kill ship graveyard, eerily located on the Arthur Kill channel separating New York and New Jersey.
  • Flirtey makes first urban drone delivery in FAA test, beating Amazon to the punch

    03/26/2016 11:55:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | March 25, 2016 | Alan Boyle
    Flirtey makes first urban drone delivery in FAA test, beating Amazon to the punch by Alan Boyle on March 25, 2016 at 5:07 pm Flirtey’s hexacopter hovers over Nevada during a drone delivery test. (Credit: Flirtey) A startup named Flirtey says it’s executed the first FAA-approved urban drone delivery in the United States, in a test that could blaze a trail for Amazon and other companies that want to do the same thing. The GPS-guided drop-off to an unoccupied house took place on March 10 in Hawthorne, Nev. The package of supplies, including bottled water, emergency food supply and a...
  • The dead water parks at the heart of Disney World Florida

    03/24/2016 10:41:33 AM PDT · by kingu · 66 replies
    bbc.co.uk Newsbeat ^ | March 20, 2016 | staff
    Just east of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Florida, is a lake. In the middle of Bay Lake is an island that Disney won't let anyone set foot on. That's because Discovery Island is home to an abandoned park that they'd rather nobody saw. Just across the water is another deserted park, River Country. These images show nature reclaiming what Disney left behind. These are the only Disney parks to close permanently. Discovery Island was a nature reserve open between 1974 and 1999 and River Country, a water theme park, operated from 1976 to 2001.
  • Lufthansa reports near miss with drone over Los Angeles

    03/18/2016 7:35:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    reuters ^ | 03/18/2016
    The close encounter between the wide-body, four-engine Airbus A380 and the drone occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at an altitude of 5,000 feet (152 metres) as the unmanned aircraft passed about 200 feet (61 meters) over the Lufthansa flight 14 miles (22.5 km) east of the airport, the FAA said. No evasive action was taken by the airline crew, and the plane, Lufthansa Flight 456, safely made its landing minutes later without further incident, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. The FAA immediately alerted the Los Angeles Police Department's air support division, an LAPD spokesman said. The number of passengers...
  • Veil of secrecy lifted on Pentagon office planning ‘Avatar’ fighters and drone swarms

    03/08/2016 9:35:23 PM PST · by Mariner · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8th, 2016 | By Dan Lamothe
    High over Alaska last summer, the Pentagon experimented with new, secret prototypes: Micro-drones that can be launched from the flare dispensers of moving F-16s and F/A-18 fighter jets. Canisters containing the tiny aircraft descended from the jets on parachutes before breaking open, allowing wings on each drone to swing out and catch the wind. Inch-wide propellers on the back provided propulsion as they found one another and created a swarm. The experiment was run by the secretive Strategic Capabilities Office, a Pentagon organization launched in summer 2012 to figure out how to best counter growing strategic threats from China and...
  • Man who shot down drone pleads guilty to criminal mischief

    02/13/2016 9:51:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    AP ^ | 02/13/16
  • Iran to unveil drone; Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan to attend ceremony

    02/09/2016 9:58:57 AM PST · by Fali_G · 12 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 02/09/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Iran's regime will parade a homegrown drone in a ceremony Feb. 11, marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Iranian media announced Tuesday. The drone, known as Shahed 129, which means 'witness' in Persian, will be displayed at an event Thursday with remarks by President Hassan Rouhani and special guest Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who will deliver a speech. The announcement comes from Tasnim News, a Tehran-based media outlet with strong ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), with stated aims to defend Iran's Islamic government against damaging media propaganda. First introduced by Iran's Revolutionary Guard in...
  • Iran claims it flew a drone over a US aircraft carrier and snapped ‘precise’ photos

    01/29/2016 9:53:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/29/2016 | Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and took "precise" photographs of it as part of an ongoing naval drill, state media reported Friday. The U.S. Navy said an unarmed Iranian drone flew near a French and American carrier earlier this month, but couldn't confirm it was the same incident.</p>
  • Jury convicts man on 31 counts in prison drone plot trial (MD)

    01/16/2016 6:14:19 PM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 15, 2016 | AP
    A jury convicted a man of 31 offenses Friday for plotting to fly illegal drugs, a cellphone and other contraband aboard a drone into a maximum-security state prison. Thaddeus C. Shortz, 25, of Knoxville, could face more than 50 years in prison for crimes that include contraband, drug, conspiracy and firearm convictions. His sentencing wasn’t scheduled. The Allegany County Circuit Court jury deliberated about two hours and 15 minutes after two days of testimony. The panel of eight men and four women convicted Shortz on all but four of the charged offenses. He was acquitted on two counts each of...