From the department of Things That Would  Make A Terrifying Black Mirror Episode: Connecticut lawmakers want police to be able to arm their drones with lethal weapons. This would be a United States first. Connecticut lawmakers have introduced a bill that basically lets police, and nobody else, shoot bullets from drones so long as they follow certain rules that are TBD. The guidelines would reportedly be developed by Connecticut’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council.  SEE ALSO: Insane drone footage shows massive damage and flooding at California’s Oroville…

A whole community — a whole industry, has popped up around something that barely existed two years ago; drone racing. Accomplished pilots compete in racing leagues and championships backed by big-name sponsors and watched by fans on the internet and ESPN.         View original article at USA Today

ICYMI, here are the replays from a huge week         View original article at USA Today

Pilots spotted the device in the air as they prepared to land at Heathrow Airport. View original article at BBC World News

3 airliners in near-misses with drones at London’s Heathrow Associated Press – 31 March 2017 14:08-04:00 Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. View original article at Associated Press

If lawmakers have their way, police in one US state could soon be using drones as lethal weapons against the citizens they’re supposed to protect. On Thursday, Connecticut’s judiciary committee approved a new drone regulation bill that, if passed, would make it the first state in the union to let cops use deadly…Read more… View original article at Gizmodo

SpaceX Elon Musk had himself a day Thursday. For the first time in history, his company launched a fully reusable first stage of an orbital rocket. Then, for good measure, SpaceX landed that rocket for a second time on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Finally—because why not, when you’re on a roll—he attempted to safely return the $6 million payload fairing at the top of the rocket. Even that met with at least partial success View original article at Ars Technica

Apple’s new Cupertino campus is almost complete, with staff expected to move in next month. Footage captured during a flyover of the site has shown the progress that’s been made. View original article at Daily Mail Online

After a troubled start in the U.S. that culminated in a recall, GoPro’s Karma quadcopter has finally gone on sale in several European countries, namely the U.K., Spain, Italy, Germany, and France The post GoPro’s Karma drone finally takes flight in the U View original article at Digital Trends

SpaceX did it.  For the first time in its history, the Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company has relaunched a previously flown Falcon 9 booster.  Oh, and they landed it back on Earth again. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk’s SpaceX is betting big on its rocket launch this week This rocket, which flew a payload to orbit in April 2016 for its first flight, launched at 6:27 p.m View original article at Mashable