FBI: Drone-like toy planes in bomb plot

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Michael P. Mayko BRIDGEPORT — A Moroccan national who allegedly plotted to turn a radio-controlled model airplane into a drone-like flying bomb and crash it into a school and a Connecticut federal building was arrested Monday by FBI agents. Wires and…

Canadian technology and the flight of the drones

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OMAR EL AKKAD AND KELLY CRYDERMAN SAN FRANCISCO and CALGARY — The Globe and Mail When Libyan rebels marched on Tripoli in 2011, a Canadian drone led the way. The unmanned aircraft, a product of a company called Aeryon Labs based in Waterloo, Ont.,…

Triathlete injured in drone incident

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ELLE FARCIC AND IAN CUTLER The West Australian UPDATE: Civil Aviation Safety Authority is investigating the drone incident at yesterday’s Endure Batavia Triathlon. An experienced triathlete was injured yesterday when an aerial drone crashed to the ground during the Endure Batavia Triathlon in…

Measuring Changes In Polar Ice Sheets Using Unmanned Aircraft

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National Science Foundation Boldly going where larger, human-piloted planes cannot, they promise to close a key gap in knowledge for climate modelers Scientists studying the behavior of the world’s ice sheets–and the future implications of ice sheet behavior for global sea-level rise–may soon…