The incidents recorded in recent weeks took place close to Heathrow, Birmingham and London City airports, and come as the Government plans to impose stricter controls on the unmanned aircraft. View original article at Daily Mail Online

A huge fire swept through a Hong Kong typhoon shelter on Sunday, setting at least 10 boats ablaze and injuring five people. The fire at Shau Kei Wan’s Aldrich Bay, which caused huge smoke plumes to billow into the sky, also left two fishing families homeless, according to the South China Morning Post. See also: A $24 Million Yacht Went Up in Flames and a Drone Filmed It All Smoke billows as firefighters (C and R) extinguish fires on boats.Image: ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP BREAKING: At least nine boats caught…

If you watch calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas up close, it looks like he’s just randomly sweeping his broom whichever way he likes it as he dances around the rooftop. But when the drone flies up and takes the overhead aerial view, we get to see the whole design of his rooftop calligraphy and it’s pretty bad ass.Read more.. View original article at Gizmodo

Signals Intelligence (SigInt) isn’t something that you normally associate with home hackers, but the Deep Sweep project is looking to change that: it is a balloon platform that captures radio signals in the stratosphere, particularly conversations between drones and satellites. Created by three students at the Frank Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie-Mellon, Deep Sweep is a platform that is attached to a balloon and which captures signals over a wide range of frequencies, logging them for later analysis. The current version captures data on three frequency bands:…

Robots of the future will be in the home, and ready to do whatever job we tell them to do. But they’ll need to know where they are within the house. Dead reckoning with accelerometers and gyroscopes are just a sufficient solution; what we really need is an indoor location service. For his Hackaday Prize entry, [Göran] is doing just that. He’s building a small device that will find its position with 10 cm precision, indoors View original article at Hack A Day

New York TimesWhite House Says Obama and Putin Will Meet Next WeekNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The White House announced on Thursday that President Obama will meet next week with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, ending a long period in which the American leader refused to meet with his counterpart from the Kremlin.Russia’s Return to Mideast Upends Status QuoWall Street JournalObama and Putin to meet, but differ over whether Ukraine or Syria tops agendaReutersObama to meet with Putin at UN next weekFox NewsThe Atlantic -Washington Postall 1,524 news articles »…

(credit: John Jackson) The City of Los Angeles has brought criminal charges against a man accused of flying a drone near a police helicopter. According to a Tuesday statement from the city attorney, the suspect, Martin Sheldon, was charged with “two counts of obstructing a peace officer in the lawful performance of his duties.” If convicted, he could face up to one year in jail. On August 27, Sheldon was found operating the drone from a parking lot along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, while the helicopter was orbiting above…

Matthew Price looks at one of the Greek hotspots for migrants entering Europe. View original article at BBC World News

Researchers are still struggling to explain a flying object filmed off the coast of Long Island last April with some claiming it could possibly be a drone but not entirely certain. View original article at Daily Mail Online

They might not be impressively carrying slices of pizza with them, but these hundreds of sharks swimming together in the ocean are equally as hypnotic See also: More people have died from selfies than shark attacks this year In a video from production company Birds i View, which uses FAA-approved drones to film its content, a huge gathering of sharks are seen swimming around the sandbar outside of Destin East Pass in Florida This is why I always take the Drone Fishing.Shark gathering/feeding outside the Destin Pass. Click…