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    1. March 22, 2015

      Xi snub belies growing China-Pakistan ties

      China’s President Xi Jinping will be conspicuous by his absence from a national military parade in Pakistan on Monday, even...

    2. February 20, 2015

      Since you asked: US rules that delay your pizza delivery by drone

      US regulators release draft rules for commercial drone operators Financial Times, Feb 15 Ha! So much for Amazon’s plans to...

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    1. Aerospace

      The boom in airliner orders may be coming to an end – and there is little respite for ...
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    1. February 15, 2015

      US regulators release draft rules for commercial drone operators

      US regulators have released long-awaited rules governing the use of commercial drones, permitting them to share the sky with...

    2. February 13, 2015

      You’re never alone with a drone

      A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that she’d suffered an unpleasant intrusion while playing tennis in the Hamptons. She...

    3. February 5, 2015

      Alibaba trials China drone deliveries

      Alibaba is experimenting with a drone delivery service as the Chinese ecommerce group seeks ever faster ways to put its...

    4. February 2, 2015

      BBC faces fine over Davos drone

      The BBC is facing a fine after its journalists were caught using a drone without authorisation during the Davos summit in...

    5. January 29, 2015

      Camera drones: no-frills flying eyes

      Last year it was big news that consumers could buy sophisticated camera drones for less than $1,000. But for anyone worrying...

    6. January 26, 2015

      Crash could set back media’s drone hopes

      A small unmanned aircraft crashed on to the White House lawn early on Monday morning, triggering a lockdown of the building...

    7. January 25, 2015

      US struggles to keep up drone strikes as chaos engulfs Yemen

      The US is pushing to maintain a military campaign in Yemen against al-Qaeda militants despite the political chaos that has...

    8. January 18, 2015

      On strong foundations, UK looks to raise its game in robotics

      Race in robotics Inspecting the condition of the Bacton gas terminal on the east coast of England used to be a hazardous,...

    9. January 6, 2015

      London police warning to mini-drone flyers

      A senior London police officer has warned owners of drones that they are likely to be breaking the law if they fly the...

    10. December 21, 2014

      Flying cameras herald age of the ‘dronie’

      Henri Seydoux presses a button on his smartphone and the drone rises smoothly off the ground and hovers in the centre of his...

    11. Andrew McAfee

      December 17, 2014

      The regulators’ dilemma: when to intervene amid rapid technological change?

      Is it worse when regulators and legislators take action in the face of technological progress, or when they sit idle? The...

    12. December 14, 2014

      Crowdfunded start-up takes to the skies

      Grenoble is renowned both for its numerous ski resorts and as a high-tech hub. Now two alumni from Grenoble Graduate School...

    13. December 5, 2014

      Christmas demand shines light on driver shortage

      Santa Claus has set the bar high for deliveries. Years of seamless service, minimal operating costs and a flying labour...

    14. November 26, 2014

      Publish guidance on lethal drone strikes, says former GCHQ chief

      A former head of GCHQ has urged foreign secretary Philip Hammond to publish secret guidelines governing how ministers share...

    15. November 12, 2014

      Amazon chooses Cambridge to test delivery drones

      Amazon is planning to test its fleet of unmanned delivery drones in Cambridge, as the high-tech research operations of the...

    16. November 7, 2014

      Drones fly into French nuclear debate

      Staff at one of France’s most sensitive nuclear power plants in eastern France received a shock recently when they looked up...

    17. October 21, 2014

      Disruptive technologies wait in the wings

      The term “disruptive technology” – innovations that upset established business practices – tends to be overused. But there...

    18. October 21, 2014

      UK spy drones to fly over Syria in fight against Isis

      British drones and spy planes will begin flying reconnaissance missions over Syria in an escalation of UK efforts to combat...

    19. October 17, 2014

      Icy weather may scupper German drone mission to Ukraine

      Germany may not be able to fulfil its offer to send drones to monitor the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as the model of...

    20. October 17, 2014

      ‘Unmanned’, by Dan Fesperman

      The Obama administration’s catholic use of drones appears to derive from the conviction that it is better to kill terrorist...

    21. October 16, 2014

      Britain redeploys drones to fight Isis

      Britain is to redeploy its fleet of armed Reaper drones to Iraq to launch attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    22. October 12, 2014

      Drone strikes on Isis loom large in allies’ strategy

      Hundreds of air strikes have dominated the opening of the US-led battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or...

    23. October 10, 2014

      Drones plan aims to help Ukraine ceasefire monitoring

      Germany and France have offered to send drone aircraft to help monitor the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, in a move...

    24. September 25, 2014

      Hollywood leads way for wider drone use

      US regulators have approved applications for six Hollywood production companies to use small unmanned aircraft above film...

    25. September 25, 2014

      DHL to use ‘parcelcopter’ drones for deliveries

      Logistics group Deutsche Post DHL plans to use an automated drone to carry out the first routine delivery of goods to...

    26. September 15, 2014

      John Cale, Barbican, London – review

      The gulf between theory and reality, between expectation and experience, between curatorial blurb and actual artwork, can...

    27. September 2, 2014

      Google’s remote drone deliveries point to fast-track niche

      “Could I order some dog food, please?” Neil Parfitt, a farmer outside Warwick, in Queensland, Australia, says into a phone....

    28. August 31, 2014

      Israel shoots down drone in Golan as security worsens

      Israel’s air force shot down a drone that entered its airspace from Syria on Sunday, in another sign of deteriorating...

    29. August 29, 2014

      Google tests drone deliveries in Australia

      Google’s experimental X lab has been quietly testing drone deliveries in Australia, the search company revealed on Thursday,...

    30. August 24, 2014

      Iran claims to have shot down Israeli drone

      Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claimed on Sunday they had downed an Israeli drone that was allegedly trying to spy on a major...

    31. August 22, 2014

      John Cale’s rock and drones at the Barbican

      In a gloomy side-room at the Barbican Centre in London, John Cale joins me at a small table. His hair is long, swept back...

    32. The World

      August 12, 2014

      Will the UK join the US with air strikes in Iraq?

      The UK decision to send ground attack aircraft to perform reconnaissance missions over Iraq has led to mounting speculation...

    33. July 16, 2014

      Airbus chief calls for united EU drone project

      European nations must unite around a single drone capable of combat operations if it is to catch up with the US in unmanned...

    34. July 16, 2014

      Drones and homes replace runways in ‘Heathrow City’ plans

      Futuristic ‘Heathrow City’ visions unveiled Architects have unveiled their futuristic visions of what Heathrow could look...

    35. July 15, 2014

      Anglo-French military drone comes closer to reality

      The UK and France have stepped up co-operation on a project that could lead to the two countries developing a military drone...

    36. July 14, 2014

      Egypt proposes ceasefire to end conflict between Israel and Hamas

      Egypt on Monday announced the terms of a proposed ceasefire to end the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip...

    37. July 13, 2014

      Facebook, Google and Amazon explore prospects of drones

      What might a search engine, a social network and an online shopping site have in common? They could all want to make – and...

    38. July 13, 2014

      Stricter budgets may prompt reassessment of UAVs

      Few new technologies can have so comprehensively changed the military arsenal in recent years as drones. The use of unmanned...

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