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New Joystick Enables Drone Flying with One Hand

SEOUL, Dec 7 – A South Korean start-up company has developed a thumb joystick that allows users to fly a drone with one hand, replacing the traditional two-handed joystick. The “Shift” controller, produced by Seoul-based “this is engineering Inc”, comprises a wireless thumb ring and small joystick which the developers say can make flying a

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Drones the New Weapon in India’s Crackdown on Illegal Mining

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Nov 2  – India’s mines ministry has told state governments to explore the use of drones to check illegal mining, as officials crackdown on an activity that has led to deforestation and the use of child labour. A satellite-based mining surveillance system was launched last month, and the ministry is now

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U.S. Drone Case Tests Rights to Air Space

By Paola Totaro and Konstantin Kakaes LONDON/WASHINGTON, Sept 21  – When a small town American roofer took legal action against a neighbour for shooting down his drone, the local dispute sparked a case that could help shape the newest frontier of property rights law – who owns the air. Drone owner David Boggs filed a

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Pizza by Drone – Unmanned Air Delivery Set To Take Off in New Zealand

By Rebecca Howard and Byron Kaye WELLINGTON/SYDNEY, Aug 25  – A New Zealand pizza chain aims to become the world’s first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the once-unthinkable quest to save time and money with an air-borne supply chain dispensing with people. Some of the world’s biggest companies including

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Drones Kill 12 Yemen Militants, Including Top Al Qaeda Leader

CAIRO, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed 12 Islamist militants overnight in southern Yemen, residents said on Thursday, including a top Al Qaeda commander who may have been the new leader of Daesh in Yemen. One strike killed six men in a car traveling in al Rawda city in Shabwa province,

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