Drones (non-military)

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After years of fanfare the future of drone delivery in Australia remains up in the air
Experts question economic case and point to environmental costs such as packaging, risks to birds and the noise factor

Donna Lu

10, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Send in the drones: how to transform Australia’s fight against bushfires and floods
The cutting-edge technology is a faster, cheaper and more accurate way to raise the alarm on lightning strikes or flash floods, experts say

Peter Hannam

12, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Drones circling over Snowdonia could bring life-saving mobile signal to remote areas
A prototype craft that will fly network telecoms starts trials with north Wales mountain rescue services next year

Steven Morris

27, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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NHS to test using drones to fly chemotherapy drugs to Isle of Wight
Trial will take treatments from Portsmouth to St Mary’s hospital and health service plans similar drops elsewhere in England

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

04, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Spanish police seize underwater drones designed to carry drugs
The vessels would have allowed traffickers to smuggle 200kg of drugs across strait of Gibraltar, police say

Sam Jones in Madrid

04, Jul, 2022 @2:11 PM

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Flights diverted at East Midlands airport after drone sightings
One runway closed after ‘operational disruption’ on Friday afternoon and evening, but has now reopened

Clea Skopeliti

11, Jun, 2022 @12:21 PM

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Taser abandons plans to build stun gun-equipped drones for schools
Flying stun gun plan in response to US school shootings was expression of potential, not launch timetable, says CEO

Alex Hern

06, Jun, 2022 @4:15 PM

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Stun-gun drones in schools? Not so fast, says Taser firm’s own ethics board
Axon’s plan for stopping mass shootings condemned just hours after being announced

Alex Hern UK technology editor

03, Jun, 2022 @1:58 PM

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Tourist crashes drone into Rome monument in latest mishap
Man charged with flouting no-fly zone after hitting Palazzo Venezia – last week a drone crashed into the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Angela Giuffrida Rome correspondent

25, Apr, 2022 @9:20 AM

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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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