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UK’s extended 5km airport drone ‘no-fly’ zones in force next month

By | Aircraft, airmap, airports, Civil Aviation Authority, DJI, drone, Drone Bill, drone restrictions, drones, Europe, Gadgets, Gatwick Airport, Home Office, Robotics, United Kingdom

The UK’s Department for Transport has said today that an expansion of drone ‘no-fly’ zones to 5km around airport runways will come into force on March 13. Anyone caught and convicted of flying a drone inside the restricted zones could face a fine and years in prison. Last month the government said it would tighten […]

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pi-top’s latest edtech tool doubles down on maker culture

By | drone, edtech startup, Education, electronics, Europe, Gadgets, Hardware, learn to code, London, pi-top, pi-top 4, Raspberry Pi, Robotics, Startups, STEM, TC, United Kingdom

London-based edtech startup, pi-top, has unboxed a new flagship learn-to-code product, demoing the “go anywhere” Pi-powered computer at the Bett Show education fare in London today. Discussing the product with TechCrunch ahead of launch, co-founder and CEO Jesse Lozano talked up the skills the company hopes students in the target 12-to-17 age range will develop and […]

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This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done

By | drone, electronics, Emerging-Technologies, energy, Gadgets, nebraska, Nimbus, Robotics, TC, Technology, university of nebraska, wireless

A new drone from the NIMBUS group at the University of Nebraska can fall out of a plane, parachute down, fly to a certain place, dig a hole, hide sensors inside it, and then fly away like some crazy wasp. Robots are weird. The goal of the project is to allow drones to place sensors […]

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UK police to get more powers to curb drone misuse after Gatwick fiasco

By | drone, drone regulation, Emerging-Technologies, Europe, Gadgets, Gatwick Airport, Home Office, UK government, United Kingdom

The UK government has announced new powers for police to tackle illegal use of drone technology, including powers to land, seize and search drones. This follows the recent Gatwick drone fiasco when, just before Christmas, a spate of drone sightings near the airport caused a temporary shutdown of the runway, and disruptive misery for thousands of people at one of […]

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UK airport restarts some flights after drone shutdown chaos

By | airport, drone, Europe, Gadgets, Gatwick, Hardware, runway, Transportation, United Kingdom

The U.K.’s second busiest airport, Gatwick, reopened its runway early this morning after a day of shutdown triggered after drones were repeatedly spotting flying nearby. Drones ground flights at UK’s second largest airport In a media statement issued at 08:00 GMT this morning, the airport said it reopened the runway at 06:00 and that a […]

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Drones ground flights at UK’s second largest airport

By | Civil Aviation Authority, drone, drones, Emerging-Technologies, Europe, Gadgets, Gatwick Airport, gchq, Hardware, Robotics, TC, United Kingdom

Mystery drone operator/s have grounded flights at the U.K.’s second largest airport, disrupting the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of people hoping to get away over the festive period. The BBC reports that Gatwick Airport’s runway has been shut since Wednesday night on safety grounds, after drones were spotted being flown repeatedly over the […]

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Analysis backs claim drones were used to attack Venezuela’s president

By | DJI, DJI Matrice 600, drone, Emerging-Technologies, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, satellite imagery, Venezuela

Analysis of open source information carried out by the investigative website Bellingcat suggests drones that had been repurposed as flying bombs were indeed used in an attack on the president of Venezuela at the weekend. The Venezuelan government claimed three days ago that an attempt had been made to assassination president Maduro using two drones loaded with […]

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This is the leaked DJI Mavic 2 drone

By | DJI, drone, Gadgets, mavic 2

Here is the DJI Mavic 2 before you’re supposed to see it. Just like the original, it’s a small, foldable drone with amazing capabilities. This time around, there will two different version, the Zoom and the Pro, though both will reportedly have the ability to fly at 45mph with a range of five miles. DJI […]

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PSA: Drone flight restrictions are in force in the UK from today

By | Civil Aviation Authority, drone, drones, Europe, Gadgets, Government, Hardware, regulations, Robotics, United Kingdom, unmanned aerial vehicles

Consumers using drones in the UK have new safety restrictions they must obey from today, with a change to the law prohibiting drones from being flown above 400ft or within 1km of an airport boundary. Anyone caught flouting the new restrictions could be charged with recklessly or negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger an […]

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