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