An air ambulance drone, known as Air Mule, is being developed to help make evacuations on the battlefield safer.

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Note to the UAE: Your raining-missile graphic design elements aren’t ideal for this humanitarian drone competition.Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are a touchy subject, and rightly so. A technology that originated as a way to kill unspecific targets from the air has now become a civilian plaything. Yet, drones can be used for good. Like in patrolling wildlife reserves for poachers, in emergency rescue situations, and in crisis mapping

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While the federal government is taking its sweet time developing new rules and regulations for the use of domestic commercial drones, Hollywood doesn’t want to wait.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Monday that it would consider a petition by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to explicitly “allow the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with FAA approval for the first time.”
The MPAA filed the petition on behalf of seven aerial photo and video production companies. One such company, Snaproll Media of Tennessee, describes its intentions in a petition to the FAA, including respecting privacy considerations.
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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not

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We spent a little bit of time at the TI booth at Maker Faire to film a pair of interviews. The first is with [Bill Esposito] who is grinding away on his PhD. at Stanford. He’s showing off an Analog Shield for Arduino. He describes it as “an attempt to bring the analog bench to an Arduino shield”

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