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Movie makers said to win US approval for unmanned drones

Movie makers said to win US approval for unmanned drones
Alan Levin The government plans to issue the first permits for commercial drone flights in the continental US on Thursday, granting waivers for seven movie and television companies, according to two people with knowledge of the plans. The Federal Aviation…

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Microdrones Parcelcopter

Microdrones Parcelcopter
Next step for the Parcelcopter-Project at Deutsche Post DHL: From the city Norden to the island of Juist the copter of microdrones will go into regular operations. More than twelve kilometers will be autonomously »bridged« by the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

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Will Hollywood be the straw?

Will Hollywood be the straw?
In a few hours time the FAA have to either approve or deny the Motion Picture Association of Americas (MPAA) Section 333 request. The MPAA, filed a petition on behalf of seven aerial production companies — Aerial MOB, Astraeus Aerial,…

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VIRES Aeronautics: Big Plans to Disrupt Aviation

VIRES Aeronautics: Big Plans to Disrupt Aviation
Amanda Quick Tech Cocktail Jordan Greene received a phone call during the summer of 2012. His friend Harshil Goel – and now the CEO of VIRES Aeronautics – had called to discuss a discovery he had made while working in India. “He said…

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Facebook says its internet drones will be the size of 747s and fly for years

Facebook says its internet drones will be the size of 747s and fly for years
By Carl Franzen We’ve known for a few months now that Facebook wants to beam wireless internet access to unconnected parts of the world using solar-powered, laser-equipped drones. But now one of the leaders of the project has revealed more mind-boggling details, including the fact…

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