2016 has earned notoriety as a relentlessly unpredictable year marked by the passing of many beloved icons, including David Bowie and Muhammad Ali. The space community was not exempt from this trend; we were forced to bid farewell to several influential luminaries, including Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell and Mercury Seven pioneer John Glenn. But the past 12 months were also packed with astronomical discoveries and spaceflight victories, many of which will yield more exciting research in years to come. There’s much to mourn, no doubt, but also…

Amazing drone photography captures extraordinary views around the globe. View original article at BBC World News

What’s more important than the privacy of Amazon’s customers in the beginnings of the drone era? The safety of the drones from Amazon customers. Amazon filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and […] The post Technology Allows Amazon to Protect Its Drones From Your Guns appeared first on Geek.com View original article at Geek

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore will develop an air traffic management system for drones, including built-in detect-and-avoid systems built, designated takeoff and landing zones, and virtual lanes through the city skyline. The post Singapore plans innovative air traffic management system for drones appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Ars TechnicaAmazon’s demented plans for its warehouse blimp with drone fleetArs TechnicaOK first, you need a house, some “remote computing resources,” a laptop, a strangely egg-shaped sack of drones, two blimps, and a faceless bust of somebody with short hair. Next, a bunch of drones come out of the blimp, jump inside some rectangles . View original article

Amazon has just gotten a patent for an “airborne fulfillment center utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles for item delivery.” Though the patent was granted in April 2016, the plans for it have just gone public on the US Patent and Trade Office website. What they describe sounds like something out of a Philip K. Dick novel. Here’s how it works View original article at Ars Technica

Nanyang Technological University revealed an air traffic management system for drones in Singapore that uses air-lanes and virtual fences to reroute drones around restricted geographical locations. View original article at Daily Mail Online

FortuneAmazon Is Considering Drone-Friendly Floating WarehousesFortuneThe e-commerce giant has been awarded a patent that describes a logistics technology it calls “airborne fulfillment center (AFC).” The AFC is essentially in airship that’s capable of flying at altitudes of 45,000 feet or more that would house items the . View original article

These astronauts took the mannequin challenge to new heights. Literally.  Thomas Pesquet, a European Space Agency astronaut currently onboard the International Space Station for a six-month mission, tweeted a video of himself and the station’s other five crewmembers doing the viral challenge in space. SEE ALSO: This rocket company clearly wants to be as cool as SpaceX Watch their other-worldly take on the viral trend below. In case you were concerned about the video missing “Black Beatles,” another Twitter user has your back View original article at Mashable

Add this to the list of crazy patents awarded to tech companies: Amazon wants to suspend a warehouse and drone delivery center from a blimp. The idea is pretty far fetched, but it may just work. The post DT Daily: Amazon patents a flying warehouse for drone delivery appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends