Amazon is coming for your hands.  Not content to put a flying surveillance drone inside customers’ homes, the surveillance behemoth on Tuesday announced a plan to scan and store the “unique palm signature” of an untold number of Americans. Dubbed Amazon One, the company hopes the network of scanners will one day serve as an all-purpose form of identification.  You should absolutely not participate. Since the introduction of Apple’s Touch ID in 2013, followed by Face ID in 2017, many people have become desensitized to using biometric data…

A group of drone industry stakeholders including the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and the U.S View original article at Drone Life

DroneUp and NATO Allied Command Transformation performed an experiment to prove a new and innovative way of resupplying soldiers on the battlefield.  The experiment proved that autonomous drone delivery works View original article at Drone Life

Women And Drones continues the work of recognizing outstanding drone organizations, despite the current pandemic which prevents the awards from taking place in person.  Today, the organization announced that the Women and Drones Humanitarian Team Award Honoree for this year is Kenya Flying Labs View original article at Drone Life

The drone has six rotor blades and is attached with a camera to provide a live-stream of indoor conflicts to a remote solider, who fires the device’s weapons. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Women and Drones CEO Sharon Rossmark created the Women and Drones Global Awards four years ago, in hopes that shining a spotlight on some of the exceptional women in the drone industry would inspire many more.  It’s been a great success: and as the drone industry grows and matures, diversity is increasing View original article at Drone Life

Kidneys were flown a record 10 miles by drone earlier this month, setting a record for unmanned aerial organ delivery as the research organs travelled from a small airport to a remote Nevada town. View original article at Daily Mail Online

A new partnership between Skydio and EagleView to provide autonomous drone technology for better property inspections could be the largest commercial drone contract ever. EagleView is a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics, and GIS solutions View original article at Drone Life

Drone provider Elbit Systems recently completed several search and rescue UAS demos for the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency over Wales, testing long-range flights in civilian airspace. Elbit’s Hermes 900 fixed-wing drone flew several BVLOS missions over uncontrolled airspace along routes approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority View original article at Drone Life

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches a Starlink mission in January 2020. (credit: SpaceX) SpaceX returns to its launch pad at Kennedy Space Center on Monday for its twelfth launch of operational Starlink satellites. The mission is scheduled to lift off from Launch Complex-39A at 10:22am ET (14:22 UTC). Weather conditions are 70-percent favorable for liftoff. The Starlink-12 mission will fly atop a Falcon 9 rocket first stage that previously launched the company’s first crewed Dragon mission in May, and subsequently the Anasis-II mission in July View…