Posts Tagged ‘drone’

China will return the US Navy drone it seized earlier this week

China will return the US Navy drone it seized earlier this week

On Thursday, a Chinese navel vessel seized an underwater drone from a US Navy oceanographic research ship, which prompted a quick call from the Department of Defense to return the vehicle. After “direct engagement” between the two countries, China will return the vehicle to the United States, according to Reuters. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook...

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SpaceX successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship again

SpaceX successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship again

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea after launching it into space early Friday morning. It’s the third time the company has recovered the vehicle post-launch, and the second time the rocket has landed intact on the ship. Now, SpaceX has both demonstrated that it can land the Falcon 9...

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Iran’s new aerial drone makes maiden flight

Iran’s new aerial drone makes maiden flight

Carlo MunozTEHRAN, April 12 (UPI) — Iran unveiled its latest aerial surveillance drone as part of military exercises near the Afghan and Pakistan borders. Top News – UPI.com

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Drone video shows vast flooding in Louisiana

Drone video shows vast flooding in Louisiana

Andrew V. PestanoNEW ORLEANS, March 15 (UPI) — After several days of flooding, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana released drone footage showing the vast devastation brought by heavy rainfall. Top News – UPI.com

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Report: U.N. committee on North Korea could propose drone ban

Report: U.N. committee on North Korea could propose drone ban

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Feb. 5 (UPI) — The United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee is likely to suggest a ban on the sale of drones to North Korea. Top News – UPI.com

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GoPro releases new 4K sample footage from the Karma drone

GoPro releases new 4K sample footage from the Karma drone

GoPro is about to announce what is likely to be disappointing earnings from the company’s fourth quarter of 2015, so what better to distract from that than some new footage from the company’s upcoming drone? The footage shows skier Bobby Brown cruising down a hill holding what you’d think was just a GoPro — that is,...

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First Click: I, for one, welcome our Chinese drone overlords

First Click: I, for one, welcome our Chinese drone overlords

“Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China,” reads the back of the iPhone. Decades of Western outsourcing have created the idea that Chinese tech companies are smart enough to manufacture and copy, but not smart enough to invent or create innovative products on their own. That’s about to change as China’s massive population...

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What’s really standing in the way of drone delivery?

What’s really standing in the way of drone delivery?

Drones zipping above our cities, landing on rooftops to drop off a bottle of Tylenol or a hot pizza, then flying home to charge their batteries. It sounds like a far-off fantasy world, the kind of futuristic project that companies trot out to generate press coverage but has little chance of becoming a reality...

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DJI announces $15,000 agricultural drone designed to spray crops

DJI announces $15,000 agricultural drone designed to spray crops

DJI is known for its consumer drones; the Phantom 3 series is our recommendation for the best drone you can buy. But the Chinese company’s latest model, the eight-rotor Agras MG-1, goes in another direction entirely — it’s designed for agricultural use. The primary use of the Agras is spraying crops, with the ability...

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U.S. drone makes emergency landing in Turkish province bordering Syria

U.S. drone makes emergency landing in Turkish province bordering Syria

Fred LambertKIRIKHAN, Turkey, Oct. 20 (UPI) — A U.S. drone suffering technical failure was forces to make an emergency landing in the southern Turkish province of Hatay, near the Syrian border. Top News – UPI.com

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