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      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...

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      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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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....

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. July 11, 2014

      Amazon presses on with drone plans

      Amazon, the ecommerce group, is pushing ahead with development of drones to deliver packages to consumers and is petitioning...

    29. June 29, 2014

      The era of American drone supremacy is fading

      In much of the world, the Predator drone symbolises US power. It is ubiquitous, stealthy and can strike at any moment. They...

    30. June 26, 2014

      US drones risk continual war, says report

      The routine use of drones by the US to kill alleged terrorists offshore may be creating “a slippery slope leading to...

    31. June 24, 2014

      Drone legislation: reviewing the rules

      In March this year, a gas explosion destroyed two buildings in East Harlem, New York, with tragic consequences. Three people...

    32. June 24, 2014

      Drones at work: Farmers take flight into the future

      By the end of walking round and round his fields in Illinois seven times, hunting for pests, fungi and sickly plants, Aaron...

    33. June 13, 2014

      Week in Review, June 14

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BNP Paribas top executive steps down...

    34. June 10, 2014

      BP lands breakthrough deal to operate commercial drones in US

      Amazon’s dream of delivering millions of parcels using mini-helicopters may still be some way from coming true, but the...

    35. May 26, 2014

      US Marines pilot app to offer drone deliveries for combat troops

      One of America’s most feared fighting units is stepping up its efforts to resupply troops in the field using nothing bigger...

    36. May 16, 2014

      The Diary: Izabella Kaminska

      I am now a blogger-turned-event planner. The event in question is Camp Alphaville, a new real-life offshoot of the FT’s...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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