Tight security measures that include deployment of drones and installation of CCTV cameras have been taken by the district administration for peaceful Durga Puja festivities in Ranchi, according to a senior official.
In a major security alarm, an unidentified person was spotted flying a suspected drone near the high-security Vijay Chowk intersection close to Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament on Saturday evening.
Drones will be used for the first time for surveillance in the upcoming Bihar assembly polls, according to a top election official.
Research, aerial pesticide application, surveillance, wildfire monitoring, advertising, radio and television and agriculture are some of the applications that drones have contributed to in the past five years.
NASA engineers are developing drones that can fly to areas which are inaccessible to rovers - such as the shaded region of a crater - on Mars, asteroids and Moon to gather samples.
The Andhra Pradesh government is planning on using drones in Rayalaseema region to increase surveillance on red sander smuggling, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said on Saturday. Mooting the suggestion during a meeting in Vijayawada to review law and order situation in the state, he said drones or static balloon cameras may be used to keep a vigil on the red sander smuggling.
In view of the intelligence alerts about the possible use of remote-controlled drones for terror attacks, police has banned their use in Cyberabad police commissionerate limits by any agency or individual without prior permission.
It's not every day that you sunbathe on top of a 200-feet-tall windmill. Wait. It's never that you sunbathe on top of a 200-feet-tall windmill. However, a resident from Rhode Island took his swag to unimaginable levels and did just that. To top it off, a drone operator spotted this uncanny act and captured it all for the world to see.
To track the movement of tigers and encroaches in protected forest areas, a drone would soon be flying in the Sundarban delta. "Sitting at one point we would be able to scan a forest area of 15-20 sq km. It will be a force multiplier for us as we would be able to track movements with limited staff," Sundarban Biosphere Reserve director Pradeep Vyas told PTI.
Drones have gone from being super expensive geeky-toys to more affordable mainstream gadgets. Now, Axis Drones has developed what it claims is the world s smallest quadcopter. Dubbed as Aerius, it s as small as a coin and easily fits into your pocket. The drone is so tiny that it fits into the remote control itself.
Chinese company DJI has unveiled a new camera drone, the Phantom 3 Standard, quadcopter that features a built-in HD video camera.
Move over, smartphones, the latest craze in technology may be to own a drone of your own, according to an Indian-origin researcher at NASA, suggesting that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) may transform aviation.
If things go according to plan, drones may soon come to the rescue of those caught in conflict with wild animals. Scientists at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in Dehradun have decided to use drone technology as a tool to control the increasing cases of man-animal conflict in and around forest areas.
Facebook has completed the production of its first full-scale solar-powered Internet drone that will deliver wireless Internet with lasers from the sky in parts of the developing world where Internet availability is still a dream.
While the world is looking to deploy drones for delivering groceries to hot piping pizzas, several giants like Amazon and Google are busy developing a drone traffic control system to tackle a scenario when these unmanned aerial vehicles will swarm the skies.
NASA has assisted a drone to successfully deliver pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies to patients in an outdoor free clinic in Virginia.
Global aircraft maker Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems today signed a pact to collaborate in aerospace and defence manufacturing as well as to tap into integrated systems development opportunities, including unmanned aerial vehicles (Drones).
Flying of drones over Mumbai has been banned for a month by police in view of security concerns. Police had yesterday detained an employee of a property website for illegally using a drone to photograph the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), a Department of Atomic Energy facility located in a high security zone in Trombay.
Online US retail giant Amazon says it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy.