Two guys were arrested on Monday for flying a drone at an NYPD helicopter. It now sounds like it was the cops who flew their chopper at the drone.Read more..

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If you’ve ever been to a photography set, you’ve probably noticed how much time the photographer and their assistants take to perfectly position the lighting—only to have their efforts foiled when the model moves. That’s why researchers at MIT are proposing using drones as lighting, as they can constantly ensure they’re always in the perfect spot.Read more..

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Screengrab: Team BlacksheepA New York City Council member has had enough of drones in his city—he’s pledging to write a bill that would heavily restrict their use in NYC airspace.Council member Paul Vallone said Friday that he’s writing a bill that would ground drones in certain parts of the city and would put altitude limits on their flight city wide. It’s not an outright ban on all drones, just the “dangerous” ones. The distinction between a “safe” and a “dangerous” drone would be made by the New York Police Department, who would get regulatory power if the bill is enacted.“It is scary to think that anybody can simply go buy a drone and fly it with wanton disregard for the safety of those around them

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The striking prize-winners from a drone photography competition backed by National Geographic.

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Amazon is moving ahead with its plan to offer customers the chance to have their purchases delivered by a ‘Prime Air’ flying machine, with a letter to the FAA this week revealing how the project is progressing.
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