Drones

The new rules on owning a drone
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The new rules on owning a drone

Operators risk £1,000 fine if they fail to register aircrafts and take theory test by 30 November
5 Nov 2019
Gatwick drone: case closes with no arrests
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Gatwick drone: case closes with no arrests

Police spent nine months and £800,000 investigating incursions that caused chaos at airport
27 Sep 2019
Donald Trump says US has destroyed Iranian drone
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Donald Trump says US has destroyed Iranian drone

Development comes as tensions grow between the two countries
19 Jul 2019
The best drones on sale in 2019 for both pros and beginners
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The best drones on sale in 2019 for both pros and beginners

From lightweight models to movie-grade quadcopters, there’s something here for every drone lover
30 May 2019
Drones shut down New Jersey airport
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Drones shut down New Jersey airport

Dozens of flights affected after pilots report sightings near Newark Liberty International
23 Jan 2019
Gatwick drone sightings ‘cost airport and airlines £50m’
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Gatwick drone sightings ‘cost airport and airlines £50m’

EasyJet alone lost £15m as a result of the 33-hour grounding
22 Jan 2019
Gatwick drones: airport reopens after chaos
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Gatwick drones: airport reopens after chaos

Government may look to expand legislation on drones
21 Dec 2018

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Laser-powered flying robot insect takes flight
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Laser-powered flying robot insect takes flight

Tiny bug-like droid could be used to help rescue people in disaster zones
16 May 2018
Drone helps police make miraculous recovery of man in ditch
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Drone helps police make miraculous recovery of man in ditch

Lincolnshire driver saved from hypothermia by quick-thinking emergency services
26 Feb 2018
Britain’s biggest security threats laid bare
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Britain’s biggest security threats laid bare

In Depth: terrorism, cyber-attacks and killer robots are looming problems
16 Feb 2018
Civilian deaths from air strikes doubled last year
17 civilians were killed by Syrian airstrikes on Sunday
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Civilian deaths from air strikes doubled last year

MPs raise questions about how enemy combatants are identified - despite claims the RAF killed no civilians
9 Jan 2018
The seven best tech gifts for Star Wars fans this Christmas
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The seven best tech gifts for Star Wars fans this Christmas

From remote-controlled drones to Darth Vader luxury watches, here are the best movie-inspired gadgets
12 Dec 2017
Glasgow passenger plane misses drone by three seconds
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Glasgow passenger plane misses drone by three seconds

Pilots warn collision with airliner could be ‘catastrophic’
11 Dec 2017
Unmanned drones pose a tricky prospect for regulators
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Unmanned drones pose a tricky prospect for regulators

In Depth: a drone smashed into a passenger plane in Quebec in one of almost 1,600 incidents in Canada alone this year
3 Nov 2017
Movie magic: DJI unveils 6K-capable Zenmuse X7 camera
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Movie magic: DJI unveils 6K-capable Zenmuse X7 camera

Ultra-high resolution lens ‘works seamlessly’ with DJI’s Inspire 2 drone
12 Oct 2017
Do drone operators deserve military medals?
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Do drone operators deserve military medals?

UK considers bravery awards for those working outside the 'battle space'
20 Sep 2017
The £2,000 drone that walks your pooch for you
Dog Drone
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The £2,000 drone that walks your pooch for you

Never break into a sweat on a dog walk again with this handy piece of tech
15 Aug 2017
Dorset police launch drone unit to fight crime
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Dorset police launch drone unit to fight crime

Heat-seeking cameras take to the skies as a cheaper alternative to helicopters
14 Jul 2017
IS killer drones prompt fears of future attacks abroad
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IS killer drones prompt fears of future attacks abroad

Experts divided on how 'weapons of war' might be used outside Iraq and Syria
16 Feb 2017
Jet had 'near miss' with drone over central London
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Jet had 'near miss' with drone over central London

Crew spotted drone at 4,900ft as Airbus A320 made final approach to Heathrow Airport
17 Nov 2016
Woman claims she found rat sewn into Zara dress
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Woman claims she found rat sewn into Zara dress

New Yorker suing clothing company for emotional distress over rodent - and other tall tales
16 Nov 2016
Islamic State uses 'explosive drone' on Western forces
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Islamic State uses 'explosive drone' on Western forces

Two reported dead and two injured after attack on French and Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq
12 Oct 2016
Amazon moves a step closer to delivery drone future
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Amazon moves a step closer to delivery drone future

Internet retail giant teams up with Civil Aviation Authority to trial delivery method in UK
26 Jul 2016
Drone-in-a-Phone takes selfies to another level
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Drone-in-a-Phone takes selfies to another level

British Inventors Project finalist shows that the sky is no longer the limit for self-portraits
12 Apr 2016
Forget drones, giant cyborg beetles are the future
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Forget drones, giant cyborg beetles are the future

Scientists create digital 'backpacks' to control insects' speed and direction through the skies
31 Mar 2016
How police are using eagles to intercept enemy drones
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How police are using eagles to intercept enemy drones

Scotland Yard considering training birds of prey to snatch rogue devices out of the London sky
8 Feb 2016
CES 2016: Chinese company reveals autonomous passenger drone
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CES 2016: Chinese company reveals autonomous passenger drone

Large Ehang 184 drone has no controls, but there is a seat for a passenger
7 Jan 2016
Drones: delivering Swiss post & four other interesting uses
Drones
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Drones: delivering Swiss post & four other interesting uses

Unmanned drones are becoming commonplace in a variety of industries across the globe
8 Jul 2015
Indian police buy pepper spray drones to control unruly mobs
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 06:A quadrocopter drone flown remotely by a participant and equipped with a video camera flies on the first day of the re:publica 2013 conferences on May 6, 2013 in Berl
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Indian police buy pepper spray drones to control unruly mobs

Police in Uttar Pradesh want to use drones for crowd control and keeping track of criminals
8 Apr 2015
UFO sightings: two glowing orbs 'spotted' on horizon
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UFO sightings: two glowing orbs 'spotted' on horizon

UFO experts 'summon up' mysterious lights by meditating - or it could be some nautical flares
9 Feb 2015
Drones being used 'to harass people and commit crime'
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Drones being used 'to harass people and commit crime'

Police warn that unmanned drones are already being used for 'nefarious purposes'
18 Nov 2014
Taranis: British stealth drone passes top-secret trial
The Taranis drone
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Taranis: British stealth drone passes top-secret trial

UK's £185m unmanned Taranis drone completes 'full stealth' flight above the Australian desert
16 Jul 2014