Iran might finally have its copycat drone. On Wednesday, the country’s state TV showed footage of what it claimed is a replica of an American stealth drone captured in 2011 The images show a black aircraft resembling a Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel flying over mountainous terrain and arid lands before landing at an unnamed air base. The video is the first purported proof that Iran has really been able to reverse-engineer the U.S. drone that it allegedly hacked and downed in 2011 See also: Will This Fly?: A…

The men were arrested outside the Belleville nuclear power plant in central France. Le Morvandiau Two men and one woman who were arrested on Wednesday under suspicion of flying a drone over French nuclear sites have been released, according to local newspaper Le Berry (Google Translate), in central France. The unnamed trio, described as “hobbyists,” were found near the Belleville Nuclear Power Plant in central France with drones that were used to photograph and record video of a remote-controlled boat. The woman was released without charges on Thursday, while the two men…

Security officials in France are investigating mysterious drone flights over its nuclear power plants, with a growing number of incidents reported at sites across the country over the past month. The post Now drones are turning up over French nuclear plants, but no one knows why appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

An engineering student in the Netherlands has unveiled an ‘ambulance drone’ fitted with a defibrillator that he believes could save thousands of lives a year. The post Check out the ‘ambulance drone’ that could one day save your life appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

In another incident involving commercial aircraft and drones, a passenger plane coming in to land at an airport in the UK came close to colliding with a quadcopter flown by a still-unidentified operator. The post Quadcopter flown ‘deliberately’ at passenger plane in near-miss incident appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

The UK Airprox Board did not discover the drone that was reported to have flown at a passenger aircraft in May, so we’re stuck using a stock approxmiation. Doodybutch On Sunday, a British regulatory agency revealed that the country faced its first near-collision between a passenger aircraft and a drone in May. The UK Airprox Board’s report, uncovered by the Daily Mail, determined that a quadcopter flew “within 80 feet” of an 74-seat ATR 72 aircraft and did so “deliberately.” The incident happened over the county of Essex as the…

The gap between playing video games and being a professional raceway champion is one step closer to extinction with the arrival of drone racing, a sport which sees racers pit their remote controlled craft against each other (and thanks to an onboard camera) all from a safe distance. The increase in drone ownership has grown dramatically in recent years as the cost of the gadgets has fallen. Once a precious item reserved for military operations and gaining poorly framed angles of sportspeople mid-play, drones can now be picked…

It seems quadcopters aren’t all about attaching cameras and shooting awesome footage. They can also be used to cause mass brawls at international soccer games, as one operator discovered in Serbia on Tuesday night. The post A drone carrying a political banner causes soccer fight that shuts down game appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Deadspin An already tense soccer match in Belgrade between the national teams of Albania and Serbia has been suspended after a drone flew over the field waving a Greater Albania flag. Based on online footage, the drone appears to be a DJI Phantom or a Phantom 2, which retails for roughly $500 to $800 depending on the model. The Tuesday game, which was to be a Euro 2016 qualifier match between the two sides, was the first time they had met in the Serbian capital since 1967. According to…

Drones are officially your new, best selfie accessory This “dronie,” from Matt Benedetto, just screams 2014. There’s a selfie, taken with a GoPro camera, attached to a drone, flying off of a picturesque cliff of Lake Champlain in Vermont. What more could you possibly ask for, Internet? Guy Jumping 1,200 Feet Into Rooftop Pool Is All About That BASE Songwriter Uses iOS 8 Autocomplete to Generate Lyrics Kid on Local TV Shows Us the True Meaning of Fierce Don’t Stop Her Now: Foxes Sings Queen’s Classic Hit on…