Drones (non-military)

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Flying to the rescue: Scottish mountain teams are turning to drones
Drones are helping in searches across tricky terrain and their role could grow as technology improves

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

08, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Fireworks could fizzle out as drones rise in popularity for new year
Use of the devices has taken off in recent years, with apparent benefits including less distress to animals

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

30, Dec, 2021 @12:02 PM

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Fortress Europe: the millions spent on military-grade tech to deter refugees
We map out the rising number of high-tech surveillance and deterrent systems facing asylum seekers along EU borders

Kaamil Ahmed and Lorenzo Tondo

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Labour peers urge greater scrutiny of plans for police camera drones
Amendment to police bill would require home secretary to approve use of new surveillance equipment

Rob Davies

03, Nov, 2021 @4:49 PM

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Civil liberty fears as police consider using drones that film from 1,500ft
England and Wales police ask private firms for information on systems that film high-quality images at a distance

Rob Davies

29, Oct, 2021 @12:43 PM

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‘They’re territorial’: can birds and drones coexist?
Drones can boost conservation efforts and reduce carbon emissions via low-energy deliveries. But that doesn’t mean birds welcome them

Gary Nunn

30, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Royal Mail to deliver to Scilly Isles by drone in first UK trial of its kind
A large aircraft will send parcels to St Mary’s airport and a smaller one will move them between islands

Joanna Partridge

09, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘Gamechanger’: Uganda launches drone delivering HIV drugs to remote islands
Technology could ensure critical medicines reach Lake Victoria communities with country’s highest prevalence of HIV/Aids

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

04, May, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Attack of the drones: the mystery of disappearing swarms in the US midwest
When groups of sinister drones began hovering over homes in America’s Midwest, the FBI, US Air Force and 16 police forces set up a task force. But the drones vanished. Did they even exist? Amelia Tait investigates

Amelia Tait

18, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘They can see us in the dark’: migrants grapple with hi-tech fortress EU
A formidable battery of drones, thermal cameras and heartbeat detectors are being deployed to exclude asylum seekers

Andrei Popoviciu

26, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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MI5 involvement in drone project revealed in paperwork slip-up
Exclusive: Document produced by university cited agency as secret funder of research

Dan Sabbagh

06, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Drones used by police to monitor political protests in England
BLM, Extinction Rebellion and animal rights protests all targeted as forces expand use of drones

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

14, Feb, 2021 @6:17 PM

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