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Nepal wakes up from quake, bans use of drones

After initial phase of recovery from a devastating earthquake that hit the Himalayan nation, Nepal has woken up to realize the dangers of spying by foreign nations and media and issued a ban on using drones, though it is too late. Nepal has banned drones following the April 25 earthquake, fearing sensitive information might be leaked and pictures of its ...

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Quarkson Tests SkyOrbiter Drone To Provide 100 Times Less Expensive Internet

Portugal-based startup Quarkson has tested its long-awaited unmanned drone Skyorbiter that is designed to provide Internet access to remote and inaccessible areas in the world at 100 times cheaper than the current spectrum based Internet, giving a tougher challenge to Google’s balloon-based experiment or Facebook’s drone-based trials in the segment. The tested Skyorbiter LA65, weighing 120 kg,  has a wingspan ...

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FAA Issues Guidelines on Drones’ Use; Will it Usher in New Commercial Avenue?

  The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revealed a set of new guidelines to channelize the way Drones can be commercially used in deliversy and courier services in the country. Just a week ago, there was a near collision at Los Angeles International Airport between a drone and a Southwest airlines aircraft at an altitude of 4,000 feet. The ...

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NASA Arm Develops ‘Flying Firefighters’ with Drones to Control Forest Wild Fires

NASA is developing its own Drones to detect wildfires and also to extinguish them before they turn into major tragedies eroding forests, said researchersw at NASA’s Langley Research Centre in Virginia, terming them “flying firefighters”. Built at a cost of $5,000-$10,000, these unmanned drones would cost as little as $50 per flight and it is limited to 20 to 25 ...

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Cruise in conflict with drones in ‘Top Gun 2’?

Los Angeles, March 29: “Top Gun 2” is still happening, says producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and the plot of the sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise starrer is modern. “We’ve been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we’re getting closer and closer,” huffingtonpost.com quoted Bruckheimer as saying. “Don (Simpson co-producer of ‘Top Gun’) and I ...

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