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# drones - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Google wants to test drones that could bring internet access to remote areas

The company is looking for permission to test out drones in New Mexico for 180 days as it tries to bring internet access to the world.

# drones - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

NASA is creating its own air traffic control system for drones

The control system will be entirely automated, and will be first used for agriculture next year.

# drones - Monday 1 September, 2014

This Galway husband and wife team found a new purpose for drones – saving lives

Disaster Tech Lab uses drone mounted sensors to search for survivors using WiFi signals.

# drones - Friday 29 August, 2014

Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service

So far, it has successfully delivered a number of items to farmers in the Australian outback, but the project is “years away” from becoming official.

# drones - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes Islamic State

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

# drones - Friday 11 July, 2014

Amazon applies for US delivery drone testing

Company says permission to carry out drone tests would be “in the public interest”.

# drones - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq Iraq

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

# drones - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Explainer: So what’s the deal with drones, eh?

For one, you should refer to them as unmanned aircrafts from here on in.

# drones - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can’t decide on Iraq Hard Choices

Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can’t decide on Iraq

The President would not need Congressional approval regardless of his decision.

# drones - Monday 16 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants Iraq

Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants

US and Australian embassies and the United Nations have started evacuating staff.

# drones - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it’s too late

Unsurprisingly, campaigners are worried that robots that can kill people might be a bad idea.

# drones - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen Drone Strikes

43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen

Officials have confirmed that at least three civilians have been killed in the strikes.

# drones - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project

Facebook was in talks to buy the solar-powered drone company earlier this year, but Google has acquired them to help with its own internet initiative, Project Loon.

# drones - Friday 28 March, 2014

Facebook announces plans to bring the world online using aircraft drones and satellites

Both solar-powered aircraft drone and low-Earth orbit satellites will be used to beam internet access down to people in remote regions in the world.

# drones - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Facebook’s plan to bring internet to the developing world? Invest in drone aircraft

The social media site is reportedly in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a company which specialises in creating unmanned aircraft drones.

# drones - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Netflix deliver epic takedown of Amazon’s drone plans in parody video Droning On

Rolls-Royce plans to change the shipping industry by developing drone cargo ships

The drone ships would be remotely controlled using a virtual-reality recreation of a vessel’s bridge, which captains on dry land could use to control crewless ships.

# drones - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Column: Are these the drones we’re looking for?

Machine autonomy has long been a staple of science fiction – but that may be coming to an end with plans to use drones for domestic delivery, writes David Gunkel.

# drones - Thursday 26 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq War

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq

The weapons were shipped on the back of increased Al-Qaeda violence.

# drones - Monday 2 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 of the best reactions to Amazon’s drone delivery plans Droning On

# drones - Friday 22 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the “Sharp Sword” Drone Wars

China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the “Sharp Sword”

Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone.

# drones - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes Drone Stikes

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes

Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.

# drones - Sunday 18 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Drones not just for spying – they spot ancient ruins too Peru

Drones not just for spying – they spot ancient ruins too

The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.

# drones - Thursday 4 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict? Opinion

Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?

Controversy over the United States’ use of drones has grown along with the body count, writes Scott Fitzsimmons and Karina Sangha – who say while drone operators are at minimal risk of suffering physical harm, they risk psychological damage.

# drones - Sunday 16 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie PSNI on G8 drones: ‘They actually look like big model aircraft’ G8

PSNI on G8 drones: ‘They actually look like big model aircraft’

The Police Service of Northern Ireland have said that not a single public order arrest has been made so far with the start of the G8 summit in Fermanagh less than 24 hours away.

# drones - Sunday 9 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# drones - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie US senator says 4,700 killed in drone strikes: report WARFARE

US senator says 4,700 killed in drone strikes: report

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch supporter of drone use, has openly cited a number that exceeds some independent estimates of the total death toll.

# drones - Saturday 2 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Drone spying capabilities to get more sophisticated In Pictures

Drone spying capabilities to get more sophisticated

A new documentary has revealed the world’s most powerful camera.

# drones - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan says US drones killed senior Taliban figure Pakistan

Pakistan says US drones killed senior Taliban figure

Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir was among nine people killed in the drone strike.

# drones - Friday 12 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie ‘Legal violations’ caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet Shannon Airport

‘Legal violations’ caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet

Irish peace groups have outlined the “aviation, human rights, and international humanitarian law” which are being violated by the use of the airport by foreign military.

# drones - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added illuminated drones Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix… now with added illuminated drones

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# drones - Sunday 8 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# drones - Friday 22 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

From TheJournal.ie Drone group held under terrorist act at London airport after Dublin show Drones

Drone group held under terrorist act at London airport after Dublin show

Meanwhile the Irish Aviation Authority has said that it is investigating the use of unmanned drones for filming in the city centre.

# drones - Thursday 21 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Drone ‘spies’ on Mountjoy, and the Facebook and Google offices Hack The City This post contains videos

VIDEO: Drone ‘spies’ on Mountjoy, and the Facebook and Google offices

Helicopter drones were launched around Dublin city to capture images of inaccessible places…

# drones - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Use of drones ‘ethical’ and ‘wise’ says White House adviser Drones This post contains videos

Use of drones ‘ethical’ and ‘wise’ says White House adviser

Counter-terrorism chief John Brennan defended US drone attacks.

# drones - Sunday 22 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Attacks

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# drones - Sunday 5 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm Drones This post contains videos

Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm

The drones can coordinate their movements to fly in formation.

# drones - Monday 5 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie US vacating air base in Pakistan used by drones Pakistan

US vacating air base in Pakistan used by drones

Islamabad demanded the vacation of an airbase used by US drones in response to NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

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