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Drones Are Not Just Passing FadIf you're used to thinking of drones as a passing fad, last week's CES gadget show should give you second thoughts. The tiny, self-piloted copters promise to buzzily follow you around into the future.
Company Unveils Drone That Can Carry HumanChinese drone maker Ehang on Wednesday unveiled what it called the world's first drone capable of carrying a human passenger. It looks like a small helicopter but with four doubled propellers spinning parallel to the ground.
FAA To Require Most Drones To Be Registered And MarkedOwners of many small drones and model airplanes will have to register them with the government.
FAA To Require Drone Registration, Says Operators Are "Aviators"Owners of many small drones and model airplanes will have to register them with the government.
Report Cites 241 Close Encounters Between Pilots, DronesThere have been at least 241 reports of close encounters between drones and manned aircraft, including nearly a dozen in North Texas, that meet the government's definition of a near midair collision.
Experts Warn Consumers: Drones Aren't ToysThey've taken off as one of the hottest Christmas list items this year. But experts want you to know that a drone isn't a toy, and you should know the rules before you buy or fly.
Safety Concerns Lead Feds To Require Registration For DronesThe move is being prompted by a growing number of reported close calls and incidents that pose safety risks.
Texas First-Responders Using Drones To Monitor Wildfire ThreatsThe heat has left North Texas vulnerable to grass fires, but a new tool is giving Johnson County firefighters an edge.
Hard To Stop Drones At StadiumsWhether they're crashing into the bleachers or simply hovering above stadiums to get a cool picture of the action down below, drones have become semi-regular guests at the ballparks these days.
Schumer Wants Limits On Where Drones FlySen. Charles Schumer said that he wants drones sold or operated in the U.S. to have geo-fencing technology that prevents them from operating near airports or above 500 feet.
Warning About Drones Used In Terrorist AttacksA bulletin went out Friday and warned drones could be used in the U.S. to advance terrorist and criminal activities.
Facebook Ready To Test Giant Drone For Internet ServiceFacebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet service to remote parts of the world.

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