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  • Drone Footage Captures Killer Whales Feasting in Monterey

    04/23/2017 6:52:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    A rare sighting in the animal kingdom continues to mesmerize marine biologists and whale watchers in the Monterey Bay. For the fourth day in a row, whale watchers on Sunday spotted an abnormally large pod of killer whales feasting on the carcasses of two gray whales, according to Nancy Black from Monterey Bay Whale Watch. Killer whales are famous for their violent attacks and relentless feeding practices, but to see this type of behavior and this amount of mammal-eating creatures just off the coast of Monterey is "pretty rare," Black said. "This won't happen everyday," she said. The first gray...
  • Drones creating thousands of new jobs in Florida

    04/20/2017 5:48:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WFTS-TV ^ | April 20, 2017 | Sarah Hollenbeck
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Thousands of new jobs are coming to every industry in Florida and it's all because of drones. “I can have fun and I can get paid wooh!” Shawn Morse typically gets that reaction when he sells drones to customers from his TB Drones and Hobby Store on Ulmerton Road. St. Petersburg College professors typically get that reaction too when they introduce students to careers with drones. Nearly every industry from emergency workers to realtors are turning to the high flying contraptions. “The industry is just going to blow up,” explained Program Coordinator Fred Tucker, who coordinates the...
  • BREAKING: CIA Director John Brennan Targeted General Flynn and Sean Hannity For Surveillance

    04/05/2017 8:30:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 83 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Apr 5th, 2017
    Barack Obamas CIA Director John O. Brennan targeted Trump supporters for enhanced surveillance, intelligence sources confirm to GotNews Charles C. Johnson. The surveillance took place between Trumps election on November 8 and the inauguration in January, according to White House and House intelligence sources. The focus was on General Mike Flynn, billionaire Erik Prince, and Fox News host Sean Hannity all of whom had close ties to Trump before and after the November election and had helped the future president with managing his new diplomatic responsibilities. Hannity was targeted because of his perceived ties to Julian Assange, say our...
  • Neighbors Push Back After Hurst Police Hover Drone Over Back Yard Without Warning

    04/05/2017 11:36:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Apr 4, 2017 | Alice Barr
    Neighbors in Hurst are now pushing back after a police drone hovered over a resident's backyard without warning. Bobbie Sanchez said the feeling of privacy disappeared when her child said "Mommy there's a drone over our roof." Sanchez said it was hovering long enough for her to take photos and then call for help. "They're watching my children play in the backyard," said Sanchez. "I called the Hurst Police Department and was pretty surprised to hear that it was them." Hurst police and fire started using drones earlier this year. They said the day they were over Sanchez's yard was...
  • U.S. Deploys Attack Drones To South Korea Amid Tension With North

    03/13/2017 6:38:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/13/17 | James Pearson
    The United States has started to deploy attack drones to South Korea, a U.S. military spokesman said on Monday, days after it began to deploy an advanced anti-missile system to counter "continued provocative actions" by isolated North Korea. The drones, Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) coming to South Korea are part of a broader plan to deploy a company of the attack drones with every division in the U.S. Army, the spokesman said. "The UAS adds significant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability to U.S. Forces Korea and our ROK partners," United States Forces Korea spokesman Christopher Bush said in...
  • UPS tests drone deliveries via high-tech truck

    03/07/2017 6:02:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 25, 2017
    UPS tested out home delivery via drone this week in Florida, moving closer toward a more automated delivery process. The drone took off from the roof of a modified delivery truck, equipped with a high-tech docking bay, then dropped off package before returning. The company does not have a timeline for when drones would be put into wider use, according to Reuters. UPS said the drone deliveries could help drivers in more rural, spread-out areas....
  • Not in my backyard! Woman throws stones before using a GUN to get rid of nosy neighbour's drone

    03/06/2017 3:30:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2017 | Alice Evans
    A woman lost her temper at a nosy neighbour's drone and aimed a gun at it to make it buzz off. The woman, fromBellevue, Washington, looked worried by the aircraft that was flying over her garden and balcony. After throwing what appeared to be stones at the device she then grabbed a gun and appeared to try to fire the aerial spy out of the sky.
  • WATCH: In The War Between Tigers And Drone, Chalk One Up For Tigers

    02/25/2017 2:19:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | February 23, 2017
    Never underestimate a tiger, no matter how fat. It's an enduring truth we'd all do well to remember and one that attendants at a tiger enclosure at the Siberian Tiger Park in China's Heilongjiang province have learned all over again. They scrambled a flying drone to catch the attention of some of the, let's say, bigger big cats and get them some exercise. Trouble is, the tigers managed to track down the drone and bat it out of the air. Then, naturally, the Siberian tigers tried to eat it. Number Of Wild Tigers Increases For First Time In 100...
  • Super Drone with Machine Gun

    02/24/2017 6:53:53 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/24/2017 | J Hines
    Audrius Lotuzas of FPS Russia demonstrate this super drone and its capabilities. This Quad Rotor drone is decked out with camera and a submachine gun with 100 rounds of ammo. The type of weapon and ammo is not mentioned. The drone can speed up to 30 mph and climb up to a quarter of a mile in altitude. It is controlled by a program that you use on a tablet. Audrius goes on to demonstrate the firepower on multiple mannequins with tannernite attached and in another setup the drone shoots a gasoline can with mannequins sitting around. Though most of...
  • Suicide Strike on Saudi Frigate Was the First Carried Out by Drone Boat

    02/22/2017 11:07:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | February 21, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    Last month, a Houthi vessel packed with explosives rammed a frigate of the Saudi Navy at high speed, killing two sailors and injuring three others. That small boat was unmanned was an unmanned drone, Defense News now reports, and this may be the first such attack by a drone boat. The attack on the Al Madinah-class frigate took place in broad daylight on January 30, in the Red Sea approximately 30 miles from the Yemeni port of Hudaydah. Three small boats approached the frigate. One got close enough to ram it, causing a large explosion. The others were "dealt with...
  • French Police Are Training Eagles to Fight ISIS Drones, Terrorist Attacks

    02/20/2017 4:18:18 PM PST · by BBell · 33 replies
    In its fight to prevent future terrorist attacks on its soil, France has found an unlikely ally: the royal eagle. The French Air Force is currently training birds of prey to take down remote-controlled objects following reports that ISIS recruits are weaponizing consumer markets drones to carry out attacks against enemy fighters. The air force first acquired four royal eagles eggs last spring and began training them in a base in south west France after they reached adult size. The birds were placed on top of drones when they were still in their eggshells and kept there during the early...
  • Power Company Sends Fire-Spewing Drone to Burn Trash Off High-Voltage Wires (with great pictures)

    02/17/2017 7:16:08 PM PST · by Strac6 · 22 replies
    What happens when your power lines get all kinds of trash hanging from them and its not safe to send up a human? In Xiangyang, China, you send in the drones. pecifically, the drones that shoot fire. Just in case you were worried that the robot uprising was delayed, fear no more. It appears to be right on time, as these fire-spewing drones are sent to burn off trash that gets stuck on high-voltage wires. The drones are being used by an electric power maintenance company in China to get rid of plastic bags and other debris that get caught...
  • Drones Are Newest Way Contraband Smuggled into Prisons

    02/09/2017 12:58:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Feb 8, 2017
    Smuggling contraband to a prison can be a creative enterprise. And with todays technology, drones have become another way criminals have found to smuggle contraband into prison. Corrections officers at the Federal Correction Institution in Miami believe it's happening there. Basically, we have drones that fly over our institution, Sam Catchings, the head of the local union for corrections officers. "A person actually crashed their drone in the back side (of the facility). At the federal facility next to the Miami Zoo, about 1,500 inmates are serving time, some of them are considered to be violent criminals convicted of murders...
  • 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/
  • Watch: Over 100 Micro-Drones Swarm in Formation

    01/17/2017 9:38:54 AM PST · by Oatka · 48 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 13, 2017 | Mike Schuler
    The Pentagon has carried out what it is calling one of its most significant tests of autonomous systems under development by the Department of Defense with the demonstration of the worlds largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California.
  • Was CIA Director Brennan's 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    01/15/2017 10:00:32 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an activist background, that wouldnt, or shouldnt, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: Have you ever...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: U.S.-supplied drones disappoint Ukraine at the front lines

    12/21/2016 2:35:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 21st, 2016 | By Phil Stewart | WASHINGTON
    Millions of dollars' worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that Natan Chazin, an advisor to Ukraine's military with deep knowledge of the country's drone program, said if it were up to him, he would return them. "From the beginning, it was the wrong decision to use these drones in our (conflict)," Chazin, an advisor to the chief of the general staff of Ukraine's armed forces, told...
  • How Islamic State is using consumer drones

    12/10/2016 8:33:06 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | December 9, 2016 | David Hambling
    Cheap off-the-shelf drones are changing how so-called Islamic State and other groups are fighting - and the worlds militaries are racing to catch up. A small drone rises into the air. The operator checks its birds-eye view ... before nudging a control and sending the drone buzzing across town.... in places like Iraq, consumer drones have also become weapons of war. Off-the-shelf drones [were] used by so-called Islamic State in 2014. At first ... to film propaganda videos.... Then they became scouts. A drone video of a Syrian military base was released shortly before the base was hit by multiple...
  • Apple is reportedly using drones to beat Google Maps

    12/01/2016 10:05:33 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Verge ^ | 12/01/16 | Tom Warren
    Apple is reportedly planning to use drones to improve its Maps app and truly compete with Google Maps, following a problematic launch four years ago. Bloomberg News reports that Apple has been building a team of experts in robots and data capture to utilize drones to quickly update maps. Google and Apple both use fleets of cars and vans equipped with cameras, but drones will allow Apple to examine and monitor roads, street signs, construction areas, and more. Apple is said to have hired at least one employee from Amazon’s Air division to help run its own drone team based in Seattle. Alongside the...