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eagles combat drones

Avi Selk The Washington, P. (2017, February 26). Terrorists are building drones and France is destroying them with eagles. Toronto Star (Canada).

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in France, four eggs “were placed before birth on top of drones while still inside the eggshell and, after hatching, (were kept) there during their early feeding period,” Reuters reported in November.

The eagles were named after characters in The Three Musketeers, and by February proved capable of intercepting drones in lightning-fast horizontal chases.

“Soon they will be casting off from peaks in the nearby Pyrenees Mountains,” AFP reported.

The military has already ordered a second brood of eagles, according to AFP.

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drones SCSU roundtable

The Department of Geography & Planning, School of Public Affairs and Northland Community and Technical College announce, Dronetech Roundtable on Wednesday, October 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Atwood Alumni Room.

Learn about Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS (Drones) and their future impact for tomorrow’s workforce from leading industry partners. See how you could use drones and geospatial technology in your career and enhance your competitive edge. Various drone platforms will be on display.

Presenters:

  • Greg Emerick, Co-Founder, EVP Sentera. Sentera is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of software, sensors and UAVs (Drones).
  • Jonathan Beck, UAS Instructor/Program Manager, Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC)

**NCTC, in partnership with St. Cloud State’s Geography & Planning Department, earned a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to advance education in geospatial information technology and unmanned aircraft systems.**

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hack the drones

Hackers are able to seize control of consumer drones and make them fall from the sky

https://plus.google.com/+ScrewMuggz/posts/KMtnAxhMYtc

there aren’t clear rules about what manufacturers need to do to secure drones to prevent them from being tampered with by malicious hackers.

Police have owned signal jamming tools to interfere with consumer drones for years. After all, it was a regular consumer drone that a member of ISIS turned into a kamikaze to bomb Kurdish fighters.

My note: from jamming devices, to raptors (birds) to hacking the apps – #BumpyRoad for drones

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FAA final rules drones

Press Release – DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=20515

Here us a short outline from USAToday:

FAA completes landmark rules for commercial drones

U.S. Announces New ‘Ground Rules’ For Use Of Commercial Drones

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/21/482928430/u-s-announces-new-ground-rules-for-use-of-commercial-drones

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FAA on drones

FAA panel says small drones could operate in populated areas

https://fcw.com/articles/2016/04/07/drones-cities-rockwell.aspx

By Mark Rockwell Apr 07, 2016

The final report the Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration recommends dividing popular small-drone technology into four categories based on size and allowing some to be operated in populated areas.

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drones

What You Should Know Before You Test The Holiday’s ‘Flyest’ Gift

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/12/12/459456519/what-you-should-know-before-you-test-the-holiday-s-flyest-gift

  • You can’t fly within five miles of an airport without special permission.
  • You’re not allowed to fly in heavily populated areas or over sports stadiums.
  • You can only fly at altitudes of 400 feet or less.
  • And you can’t fly in D.C., because someone crashed a drone on the White House lawn.

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