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  1. April 21, 2014

    Brazil turns to drones to protect Amazon

    Brazilian municipalities are turning to drones as they prepare to implement a tough new law designed to save the Amazon from...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Google swoops on dronemaker Titan

    Google has bought Titan Aerospace, following in Facebook’s footsteps in acquiring a dronemaker to help it bring the internet...

  1. March 28, 2014

    Tiny drone maker lands in Facebook spotlight

    Facebook hopes to secure future with deals The future of internet connectivity – and Facebook – could lie with a small...

  2. March 27, 2014

    Facebook works on drones and lasers to bring web to whole world

    Facebook is working on drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to far-flung corners of the world, in its...

  3. March 9, 2014

    The imperial presidency is quietly striking back

    Forty years ago, Arthur Schlesinger coined the term “imperial presidency” to describe the growing power of the US executive....

  4. February 25, 2014

    Deutsche Post DHL chief sceptical over drone deliveries

    Logistics group Deutsche Post DHL can foresee a future in which drones are used to provide niche commercial services or are...

  5. February 10, 2014

    UAE to develop fleet of drones to deliver public services

    The United Arab Emirates is hoping to become the first government to deliver basic services via unmanned aerial vehicles as...

  6. February 5, 2014

    UK’s Taranis drone completes successful test flight

    Britain on Wednesday revealed it secretly flew its controversial, nearly invisible, automated fighter jet drone for the...

  7. February 5, 2014

    Israeli drone makers fight off export rivals

    At Elbit Systems’ Haifa headquarters, a room is devoted to give pride of place to the Hermes 450, the Israeli defence...

  8. January 19, 2014

    Al-Qaeda: on the march

    Al-Qaeda on the march The worst job in the world, western spymasters used to joke, was being number three in al-Qaeda. At...

  9. December 30, 2013

    US to test commercial drones at six sites

    The prospect of unmanned aircraft flying across the US alongside passenger jets moved closer to reality after the nation’s...

  10. December 26, 2013

    No hands on deck: Dawn of the crewless ship

    Remote-controlled ships used to come wrapped up as presents under the Christmas tree, but if European researchers and one of...

  11. December 26, 2013

    Rolls-Royce looks to plot a course to the future with drone ships

    Amazon may have embraced the robotics revolution with the promise of drones making deliveries to your door, but Rolls-Royce...

  12. December 20, 2013

    Delivery options fail to click with buyers

    Britain is the biggest online shopping market in Europe but despite bold initiatives by retailers and postal operators to...

  13. December 15, 2013

    Google’s racing robots give Amazon’s drones a run for their money

    Google has snapped up the creator of the world’s fastest running robot and other eerily realistic animal-like machines...

  14. December 13, 2013

    Yemen air strike leaves 15 dead

    SANA’A, December 12 – Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was...

  15. December 12, 2013

    EADS chief calls for EU drone budget

    Europe will have to buy its next fighter jet from the US or Asia if it does not invest in its own defence industry and allow...

  16. December 12, 2013

    Technology review: New view of home with your own personal drone

    Already deployed in 21st-century conflict zones, drones were recently endorsed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as a potential...

  17. December 6, 2013

    Retailers home in on the perfect delivery

    Jeff Bezos is all about speed: the Amazon founder says the delivery drones he is creating will get parcels to customers...

  18. December 5, 2013

    There’s little to love in Amazon’s drones

    I hesitate to say anything negative about Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon. The man just paid serious money for a...

  19. December 5, 2013

    How delivery drones could transform the world

    Let’s not ask whether, in two years’ time, Amazon will deliver your last-minute Christmas shopping by octocopter. It won’t –...

  20. December 4, 2013

    A sceptic on the pleasures of digital shopping by drone

    On Black Friday I did my bit for America and went shopping. Sluggish from the previous day’s Thanksgiving turkey, I...

  21. FT Alphaville

    December 3, 2013

    Amazon drones and the coming robot smog

    A passage from chapter 2 of Robot Futures, Illah Nourbakhsh’s excellent introduction to the near and distant future of...

  22. December 3, 2013

    Drone industry divided over Amazon plans for aerial deliveries

    Amazon’s announcement on Sunday that it planned to begin delivering packages by unmanned aerial vehicles prompted wildly...

  23. December 2, 2013

    Amazon drones face hurdles to get off the ground

    Amazon’s plan to deliver packages to consumers via unmanned aerial drones must overcome huge safety and regulatory obstacles...

  24. Business Blog

    December 2, 2013

    The ghost of Very Light Jets hovers over Amazon's drones

    AFP/Amazon Jeff Bezos’s plan to start delivering packages in the US by drone reminds me of a quote from The Everything...

  25. December 2, 2013

    Drone deliveries beckon for Amazon

    Amazon is developing unmanned aerial drones that its founder Jeff Bezos says it could be using to deliver packages to...

  26. November 22, 2013

    US faces fresh roadblock to Afghan exit

    A plan by Pakistani protesters to block Nato’s main supply route for Afghanistan – in protest at continued US drone strikes...

  27. November 12, 2013

    Pakistanis will regret marginalising Malala

    It is a sign of the desperate, deplorable times in Pakistan that while the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, recently killed...

  28. November 3, 2013

    Pakistan uproar over US drone killing of Taliban chief

    The killing of Pakistan’s Taliban leader by a US drone has prompted threats to block US forces withdrawing from Afghanistan...

  29. November 2, 2013

    Pakistan Taliban vows revenge for leader killed in drone strike

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN/WANA, Pakistan, Nov 2 – Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader on Saturday after he was...

  30. October 28, 2013

    China-Japan relations take turn for worse

    When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Tokyo opposed the use of force to change the status quo...

  31. October 23, 2013

    Legal or not, drone strikes set a dangerous precedent

    It is a beautiful morning in Seattle when, over Puget Sound, a glinting object is spotted in the sky. Within minutes an...

  32. October 22, 2013

    Amnesty calls on US to ‘come clean’ over drone strikes

    Amnesty International has called on the US to “come clean” on its justification for drone attacks in Pakistan – as the human...

  33. October 10, 2013

    Quadcopters fly in a legal grey area

    While privacy and safety concerns are holding back the commercial drone market, falling prices and rising technical...

  34. October 10, 2013

    Start-ups see a new technology revolution in drones

    Jonathan Downey used to work on one of Boeing’s most exciting new projects developing autonomous helicopters, but he soon...

  35. October 9, 2013

    US drone lobby’s power points to revived military-industrial complex

    Last year the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general wrote a scathing indictment of the department’s use of...

  36. October 8, 2013

    US drone market comes under fire as it tries to take off

    Manufacturers of unmanned aircraft have seen the value of their market soar to more than $5bn in just a few years as the...

  37. October 8, 2013

    Technology: Eyes in the sky

    Rodney Brossart, who owns a 3,000-acre cattle farm in North Dakota, is an unlikely trendsetter. In 2011, six cows from a...

  38. October 8, 2013

    Great and small: the many types of drone

    A wide variety of unmanned aerial vehicles are being used for military and civilian purposes around the world. Drones range...

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