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Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Takes Flight
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Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Takes Flight

Aquila, Facebook's lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few thousand feet for 96 minutes in Yuma, Arizona.
'Star Wars' Drones Can Do Aerial Stunts and Shoot Lasers
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'Star Wars' Drones Can Do Aerial Stunts and Shoot Lasers

These are the drones you're looking for.
Google Is Opening Its VR Field Trip App to the Public -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
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Google Is Opening Its VR Field Trip App to the Public -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Small personal drones are making it more difficult to extinguish wildfires.
Grace Reader
U.S. Issues New Rules on Small Low-Altitude Commercial Drones
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U.S. Issues New Rules on Small Low-Altitude Commercial Drones

The use of drones for deliveries from companies such as Amazon and Alphabet, however, will require separate regulation.
Would You Fly in This Single-Passenger Drone?
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Would You Fly in This Single-Passenger Drone?

Chinese startup EHang is testing out a pilotless drone in Nevada.
Nina Zipkin
Propeller Festival 2016: Ben Angel Recaps Moments of Inspiration, Innovation
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Propeller Festival 2016: Ben Angel Recaps Moments of Inspiration, Innovation

Entrepreneur Network partner Ben Angel highlights the annual entrepreneurial fest that took place this year in New Jersey on May 20.
Erin Schultz
UPS-Backed Rwandan Blood Deliveries Show Drones' Promise, Hurdles
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UPS-Backed Rwandan Blood Deliveries Show Drones' Promise, Hurdles

Delivery company UPS will provide a grant of $800,000 plus logistical support to a partnership including Gavi and robotics company Zipline International Inc.
Passenger Jet Hits Drone Near London's Heathrow Airport
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Passenger Jet Hits Drone Near London's Heathrow Airport

Pilots were not surprised that the incident occurred.
Researchers Are Teaching Drones to Sword-Fight
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Researchers Are Teaching Drones to Sword-Fight

In doing so, they hope to improve its obstacle avoidance system. Or maybe take over the world.
Lindsay Friedman
This Startup Aims to Lead the Drone Takeover at the World's Biggest Companies
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This Startup Aims to Lead the Drone Takeover at the World's Biggest Companies

San Francisco-based Airware brings the former CEO of Cisco on board and partners with insurance giant State Farm.
Catherine Clifford
How Drones Will Change Your Business
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How Drones Will Change Your Business

Chris Anderson, cofounder and CEO of drone maker 3D Robotics, explains.
Mikal E. Belicove
FAA Predicts More Than 7 Million Drones Will Be in the Sky by 2020
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FAA Predicts More Than 7 Million Drones Will Be in the Sky by 2020

Most will be used for industrial inspection and real estate photography, it expects.
Lindsay Friedman
Lufthansa Reports a Near Miss With Drone Over Los Angeles
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Lufthansa Reports a Near Miss With Drone Over Los Angeles

No evasive action was taken by the airline crew, and the plane safely made its landing without further incident.
Like It Or Not, Drones Will Soon Be Buzzing Overhead
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Like It Or Not, Drones Will Soon Be Buzzing Overhead

FAA chief Michael Huerta says new rules and tools for drones are being developed faster than skeptics thought possible.