The online retailer wants to be able to fly drones beyond the line of sight of pilots.         View original article at USA Today

The agency that manages the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, which connects San Francisco with neighboring Marin County to the north, are quite concerned about drones flying on and around the bridge. The bridge authority’s general manager, Denis Mulligan, told the Marin Independent Journal last Friday that a drone had recently crashed into a lane of traffic. The Bridge Authority and other local government groups have sent a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), saying that the “increased presence of these unmanned aircraft is a major threat.” Mulligan told the newspaper that such drones have also…

Seeds encased in a nutrient-rich gel will be fired into the ground like a bullet from a gun. View original article at Geek

Drones are being used for everything from rounding up sheep to crowd control, but one significant hurdle is holding up progress — the limited endurance levels of most unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). See also: This is the first time a drone has been refueled in midair One New Zealand-born man may have come up with a system to change that. Daniel Wilson, a researcher at the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics, has developed a method to allow UAVs to dock and recharge in mid-air, much like military jets…

Welcome to Reading List, a weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web. This week explores the early days of online music piracy, the implications of America’s military drone base in Germany, the potential pitfalls of artificial intelligence, and more! Enjoy.Read more.. View original article at Gizmodo

Letters and parcels could soon be delivered without the personal touch, with Matternet and Swiss Post joining forces on a post-by-drone scheme that’s set to start its first test run. The post Swiss Post set to test mail delivery by drone appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Arkansas OnlineCIA’s efforts stem scrutiny of strikesArkansas OnlinePresident Barack Obama, followed by White House press secretary John Earnest, walks into the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2015, to make a statement. The president took full responsibility for deaths of . View original article

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The White House confirmed this week that three U.S. citizens were killed in counter terrorism operations, believed to be drone strikes, carried out by the U.S. at the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan in January View original article at Mashable

DJI has launched a drone that has the ability to stream high-definition video live to You Tube. View original article at BBC World News