Camera drones to hunt killer sharks in new patrols on Australian beaches

Over 50 beaches in Australia will use the technology as the New South Wales government announced it would expand the surveillance system along the 1,300-mile coast. Drones beam their footage to experts on land looking for predators lurking beneath the surface of the water. And the system also uses 21 satellite-linked "listening" stations which trigger beach alarms and send instant […]

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Police will use drones to follow you home and take pictures as the tech deployed to tackle anti-social behaviour

New drone units have been deployed that arm officers with eye-in-the-sky technology in a bid to tackle vandals and yobs in the street. The airborne devices will be used to photograph offenders and can even track their movements from hundreds of metres away. The aerial initiative is currently being trialled by Greater Manchester Police, who are confident the drones will […]

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This drone concept could save people from burning buildings

Drones have become a popular toy for hobbyists and in some cases vital tools for various professions, but could they ever save your life? A group of design students in China think so and they’ve developed a concept they call “Net Guard” that turns drones into life-saving guardian angels. The idea here is that a single quadcopter-style drone will expand […]

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Facebook hangs up its drone-building project

One of Facebook’s most ambitious plans has crashed down to earth. The social network said late Tuesday that it was discontinuing project Aquila — its fleet of drones designed to bring an internet connection to the 4 billion people around the world with no internet access. Facebook had previously taken on every part of the project, including design, development and […]

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