UK Drones

That British Airways 'Drone Strike' May Have Been A Lot Of Fuss Over Nothing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

A British Airways plane which was thought to have been hit during a landing at Heathrow was probably not hit by a drone after all. The transport secre...

Police Launch Appeal To Trace Drone Pilot After British Airways Incident

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

Detectives have appealed for information after a drone apparently hit a British Airways flight as it came in to land at Heathrow. The pilot of flight ...

Without Drones, Pictures Like This Simply Wouldn't Exist

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech

See, drones aren't all bad are they. When they're not invading military airspace, wielding chainsaws or getting in the way of Boeing 747s drones can a...

Are the Dangers From Drones for Manned Aircraft Exaggerated and Should We Be More Concerned Over the Use of Lasers

Alan Mckenna | Posted 26.03.2016 | UK Tech
Alan Mckenna

Outside of the identified near miss situations, the Civil Aviation Authority and the regional Police forces in the UK have been receiving increasing numbers of drone related complaints.

This Drone Film Of Our Planet Is So Beautiful It Hurts

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech

Drones have had something of a bad rep recently. This film will rectify that. Cinematographer Christian Grewe took his 4K camera and a DJI Phantom 3 a...

Meet DRU, Your Friendly Neighbourhood Pizza Delivery Robot

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

Meet 'DRU', a somewhat comical looking robot that Domino's is using both as a publicity stunt and as a means of dipping their toes into the future: dr...

A 15-Year-Old Brit Has Won $250k At The World's First Drone 'Grand Prix'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Tech

15-year-old Luke Bannister from Britain has won the inaugural World Drone Prix and in the process bagged himself a whopping $250,000 in prize money. T...

Man Illegally Flies Drone To 11,000 Feet, Puts Evidence On YouTube

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Tech

Do NOT try this at home. An enthusiast has flown an off-the-shelf drone to over 2 miles above the Earth's surface while capturing the entire flight on...

Trident Is Vulnerable

Paul Ingram | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Reassurances without evidence from institutions or politicians heavily committed to the renewal project hold little credibility in the face of clear and emerging technologies that could not only undermine the advantage of the submarine, but leave us with an expensive and destabilising system. We need to reopen the Trident Alternatives Review and do a better job this time.

An Expert Has Shown How Scarily Easy It Is To Hack A Police Drone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Tech

Turns out even government-owned drones aren't as secure as you'd think. A security researcher at IBM has demonstrated at a conference just how easy...

A Drone Flew Over Stonehenge At Dawn And It Was Spectacular

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Tech

Twitter users appear to have had a wonderful start to their day thanks to a drone that flew over Stonehenge at the break of dawn. Television presen...

23 Near Misses Raise Fears Drones Could Take Down An Aircraft Over Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

There were 23 near misses between aircraft and drones at major airports and even over the Houses of Parliament in just six months, aviation investigat...

Meet Australia's Futuristic Answer To Sea Rescue

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech

Australia is about to get a powerful new weapon in the battle for saving lives on the coast - it's very own shark-hunting drone. The Westpac Se...

Another Drone Came Terrifyingly Close To Hitting A Plane At Heathrow

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

If there are two things in the universe that don't go well together it's drones and huge passenger aircraft. Which is why it's all the more worryin...

A Tiny Drone Army Is Going To Invade The Streets Of London

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech

A new delivery drone company plans to revolutionise the way we do our shopping by replacing your weekly trip to Sainsbury's with a tiny delivery robot...

The Eagle Has Landed - A Bald Drone Story or an Important Pointer on Drone Control?

Alan Mckenna | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Tech
Alan Mckenna

The fact that the Metropolitan Police are willing to consider such a possibility highlights a very serious message - as things stand it is not possible to adequately prevent drone misuse, and as such anything will be considered.

Science Fiction: Science Facts

Carol Naughton | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Politics
Carol Naughton

It is time to stop playing party politics with a decision of this magnitude, that will have such far reaching repercussions for the UK's future security, international standing and identity. It is time to bring in the scientists. Look at the facts.

Met Police Consider Employing Eagles As Weapons In The Skies

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

The Metropolitan Police could begin to use eagles to intercept drones following the success of similar tactics used by Dutch forces. Met Police Com...

Zika Virus on the Rise: Women on Web Provides Medical Abortion for Free

Julia Ellis-Kahana | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech
Julia Ellis-Kahana

We are acting to ensure that women will have up-to-date information to inform the decision for a safe abortion, should they desire it. WoW perceives an unwanted pregnancy to be a medical emergency and gives women the option of termination, regardless of economic limitations.

So 'Droneboarding' Is Now A Thing, And It's Absolutely Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

Droneboarding is here, and while it's off to a slow start (quite literally), you can bet that it's going to stick around. Full credit to Mashable f...

Trident: A Done Deal?

Paul Ingram | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Trident is in the news again, and will continue to generate heat in the run up to a parliamentary debate promised later this year on the programme and patrolling posture. But the outcome is clear, pre-determined in the minds of the political elite and to some extent in contractual and diplomatic commitments.

Amazon's Ambitious Plan Is A Drone Army That'll Deliver Your Packages In Just 30 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Tech

Amazon has revealed some crucial details which explain how its off-the-wall Prime Air drone delivery service will actually work. While many bru...

Nothing To See Here, Just A Drone Landing On A MOVING Car

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers in Germany have created a drone which can land on the roof of a moving car completely unassisted. The team based at the German Aerospac...

This Flying 'Tank' Is Actually An Ambulance Drone For The Battlefield

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech

This is the AirMule and despite looking like the world's first flying tank this is actually a two-person autonomous drone ambulance. Built by Urban...

David Cameron Admits Syrian Rebels Are Not All 'Lib Dem Activists'

The | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said the 70,000 ground forces in Syria are “not all the sort of people you bump into at Liberal Democrat party conference” as hi...