It has become popular to fly UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and has turned into a fun and rewarding hobby that is done outdoors with family, friends or as an individual pursuit. While drones are considered as remote controlled toys, they have gotten very sophisticated as technology has progressed. Tricopters are a popular design of a type of drone. The ease of use and convenience of both the size and weight of tricopter drones are attractive features for enthusiast of all levels. Affordably priced tricopters can be purchased to determine skill level and to see if it ...
The first-ever organ delivered by drone was transplanted into a patient with kidney failure at the University of Maryland Medical Center, capping more than three years of work to show unmanned aircraft can be safely transport life-saving organs and tissue.
If we value liberty and autonomy, we need to have a more critical conversation about surveillance technology, one that leads to smarter legal protections of our privacy and dignity both online and off.
The Big Drone event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and will feature presentations on drones and the FAA regulations surrounding them, a cocktail networking opportunity and some hands on drone flying opportunities.
Huntley Sports Group's report on events management at Ripken Stadium reveals many issues that still have to be worked out before major revenue-generating events can be booked, such as insurance, scheduling and stadium maintenance. Consultant and city leaders discuss mediation at work session Mon.
Lockheed Martin demonstrated its F-35 Lighting II stealth fighter jet, Textron Systems introduced a next generation warfighting drone and Gov. Larry Hogan led a trade mission of eight smaller Maryland firms to the Paris Air Show, which started Monday.
Textrons Systems introduced a next generation warfighting drone on Monday at the Paris Air Show. The new NightWarden tactical unmanned aircraft system, which would be built in Cockeysville, is designed for missions including surveillance, targeting, attack and electronic warfare.
Will all this radicalism ever end? The smartest drones or "annihilation tactics" will not hasten the demise of ISIS because technology has made the world too porous to eradicate thought control. The merchandizing of civility is within the grasp of world leaders, but the prospects seem bleak, as does reduction of publicity, which fuels mass violence. The most we can hope for is the mysterious force of attrition through time, much as crusades and wars have ended and plagues have run their course.
Global Air Media, a Baltimore drone mapping and cinematography company, plans to launch this spring a league in which teams will build and race the unmanned aerial vehicles using advanced video technology.
As hundreds of thousands of drones take to the sky, competing for space with passenger airliners, cargo planes and other manned aircraft, the federal government has been moving to regulate models more like real planes.
Since Terry Kilby founded his drone photography company in Owings Mills four years ago, he says, he has been careful to follow the labyrinthine process to get permission from federal authorities to fly legally.
Ten-year-old Eric Morris had already sent a 4-inch drone lurching into the air in a West Baltimore park Monday morning when instructor Austin Brown asked the students if anyone wanted to take the controls of a much larger aircraft.
After a decade of classified commando raids and drone strikes, the official reluctance to talk about the cyber campaign against the self-declared Islamic State means the country is again heading into a new field of warfare with only limited public debate.
The Coast Guard has no rules to govern the operation of underwater drones in the Chesapeake Bay, a spokesman said Friday, but it does try to keep track of who is using unmanned submarines in U.S. waters.
The Federal Aviation Administration has grown increasingly concerned about the spread of drones in the skies. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that recreational drones will need to be formally registered. Realtor Robert McArtor said he received an FAA exemption in May to fly his drone because he produces an aerial video tour for each home listing.
The government has lined up a number of drone and pilot industry groups behind an effort to get operators to register their aircraft and has formed a task force to spell out specific rules, but questions remain about how the requirement will be enforced and how much help it will be in tracking down operators who fly dangerously.
Sgt. Anna Rose of U.S. Park Police said Friday morning that the operators of the drone were on Washington Monument grounds overnight. She says the drone landed — and may have crashed — across Constitution Avenue on the Ellipse, a grassy park just south of the White House.
Giant high-tech blimps deployed east of Baltimore were developed to provide an early warning if the nation were ever attacked with cruise missiles, drones or other low-flying weapons. But after 17 years of research and $2.7 billion spent by the Pentagon, the system known as JLENS doesn't work as envisioned.
Commercial use of drones has to be approved on a case-by-case basis, with just 1,000 companies nationwide getting the go ahead from the FAA. But hobbyists with $1,000 craft ready to go out of the box can fly as long as they follow some basic rules. The problem, aviation officials and researchers say, is they often don't know what those rules are.
A state law that goes into affect Wednesday, July 1, regarding the use of unmanned aircraft systems, more popularly known as drones, in Maryland has at least one Carroll official concerned about violations of individuals' privacy rights.