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