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Clear drone zones are key to drone safety

Clear drone zones are key to drone safety

| July 30, 2014

The word “drone” may call to mind the monotonous ramblings of, say, a substitute teacher or a boring relative (If only he’d stop droning on and on.). It also refers to the buzzing noise a bee makes, as well as certain bees themselves (the ones that fertilize the queen’s eggs—not the workers, in case you […]

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See these drones dance along with professionals

See these drones dance along with professionals

| June 3, 2014

There’s something about human nature. We just want to make things make sense. We want events to come together as not a chaotic jumble, but as a story. That way, we have some semblance of control over our lives. It’s kind of a habit we can get into, even when— quite possibly—there isn’t actually a […]

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Apple opens doors for an app that tracks covert U.S. drone strikes

Apple opens doors for an app that tracks covert U.S. drone strikes

| March 6, 2014

After repeated rejections coupled with discouraging remarks from tech giant Apple, Metadata+, an app that provides drone strike alerts has finally made its way on the market, becoming the newest entrant in the Apple store. Developed by Josh Begley, an NYU graduate student, the app notifies user of every reported drone strike by the U.S. […]

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Large-scale art installation stirs up drone controversy

Large-scale art installation stirs up drone controversy

| February 21, 2014

Chalk drawings of drone outlines resembling murder scenes have been popping up around the world, from London to Washington, D.C. to Istanbul. These large-scale, 1:1 representations of unmanned aerial vehicles first appeared in London in January 2012 as James Bridle’s “Drone Shadows” art installation. The installation, designed to help people become more aware of the […]

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World’s first drone hunting ordinance gears up for approval

World’s first drone hunting ordinance gears up for approval

| September 5, 2013

A sleepy town in Colorado is considering a proposal to make itself the national hotspot for people protesting against government surveillance. Deer Trail’s tiny population of 550 will be voting on October 8 on whether or not to issue permits for drone hunting– this would attract gun enthusiasts from afar and increase revenues for the […]

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