Menlo Park Fire Department Gets OK To Fly DronesAfter recently receiving FAA approval to fly drones, the Menlo Park fire agency plans to pioneer the process for their use in responding to fires and other emergencies.
1st Responders Could Be Allowed To 'Jam' Drones Under Proposed California LawIn Sacramento, a bill banning drones from interfering with first responders has passed the Assembly and is now in the Senate.
Placer County Man Arrested For Piloting Drone Over Sierra Foothills WildfireFifty-seven-year-old Eric Wamser of Foresthill was arrested Friday on suspicion of interfering with firefighting operations.
California Assembly Advances New Regulations For Drone OperatorsThe California Assembly approved new rules for drone operators on Thursday.
Smoking, Drones Banned From East Bay Regional ParksEast Bay Regional Park District directors have voted to ban smoking and drones and to increase the number of single-track bike rails in parks.
NASA Tests Drone Monitoring System At Moffett FieldNASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field was part of aviation history on Tuesday, as the agency conducted its most complex test to date of its air traffic management system for drones.
Support Grows For Commercial Drone Flights Over Populated Areas A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas.
States Enlist Drones As Airborne Inspectors For Transportation ProjectsState transportation departments are increasingly studying the use of drones for everything from inspecting bridges to clearing car accidents.
Drones Can Be Hacked, Hijacked From A Mile AwayA researcher revealed at a San Francisco cybersecurity conference this week how drones can be vulnerable to hijacking by hackers.
NASA Drones Search For Source Of El Niño StormsStorm chasers have become a fixture when it comes to tracking severe weather across the plains, but now over the Pacific NASA is using 21st Century drones for the same task when it comes to El Nino.
Drone Racing Will Put You On The Edge Of Your SeatImagine a scene out of Star Wars: futuristic one-man space ships racing at top speed, indoors, outdoors, doing death-defying maneuvers, crashing mid-air — exploding into each other, into the ground. Now, replace the space ships with hyper-speed drones. Welcome to ‘First Person View’ Drone Racing.
Video: FAA Will Enforce 32-Mile Wide No Drone Zone At Super Bowl 50The FAA has created a video to convince folks to leave their drones at home at this Sunday's Super Bowl game at Levis Stadium, in Santa Clara.

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