Two Dutch YouTube stars were arrested for trespassing at Area 51 in Nevada on September 11. (Photo Credit: Nye County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook) Two Dutch YouTube stars were recently arrested for trespassing at Area 51, a top-secret military base in Nevada, on Wednesday. According to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, Ties Granzier, 20, and Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, 21, who are both from the Netherlands, were booked at Nye County Detention Center for illegally driving into Area 51. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d…

Drone delivery startup Flirtey has launched a new delivery drone, the Flirtey Eagle.  The company has released footage of the drone performing automated defibrillator deliveries to homes View original article at Drone Life

The dream of Americans flying inside a drone just moved one step closer. Ehang 184, the eponymous giant, 500-pound drone first introduced at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, is returning to Nevada for potential test flights, according to The Las Vegas Review Journal.  While the size of a small airplane, the Ehang 184 is truly a drone. Passengers get in the one-seater, enter their destination and the Ehang 184 — essentially a flying robot — does the rest. SEE ALSO: Is the Valkyrie Co50 a test case for…

EHang’s cool 184 passenger drone has just received permission to carry out flight tests in Nevada, bringing the possibility of a drone taxi service another step closer. The post This proposed drone taxi service just took a big step toward becoming a reality appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

(credit: EHang) A Chinese drone company has just been granted permission to test its on-demand, passenger-carrying autonomous aerial vehicle in Nevada, making it the first such drone to be tested anywhere in the United States. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, state authorities from the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems granted permission Monday for EHang to fly its EHang 184 in the Silver State. EHang already makes a consumer model, the “Ghost Drone.” EHang debuted its drone at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year. Read 4 remaining…

For the first time ever, the state of Nevada used a cloud seeding Savant drone to release silver-iodide flares that will help increase rainfall and end the drought conditions that have been plaguing the west coast for months. The post Make it rain: Nevada is experimenting with cloud-seeding drones to fight drought appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Drone startup Flirtey has become the first company in the U.S. to make an FAA-approved drone delivery using a fully autonomous copter in an urban setting, an achievement it hopes will help speed up the introduction of commercial drone deliveries. The post Drone deliveries edge closer after crash-free test run in Nevada appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

The commercial drone business is taking off across rural states to aid in firefighting, data collection, agriculture and other tasks. Original article at nytimes.com