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Birds are more dangerous to aircraft than drones. kvoloshin/flickr

Are drones really dangerous to airplanes?

Drones don’t pose much of a risk to traditional aviation. Our research shows that collisions with manned aircraft are far more likely to involve a bird.
Some people are concerned by the presence of drones in the air above them. Shutterstock

Police drones: can we trust the eyes in the skies?

Drones are increasingly being used by law enforcement agencies around the world, but this raises some issues around privacy and regulation.
Drone racing can be done indoors or out, as long as there are obstacles that make the course interesting. Porco 777

Explainer: what is FPV drone racing?

There's a new sport in the making, with enthusiasts racing tiny drones through obstacle courses while wearing 3D goggles.
Drone on the loose. Charles Platiau/Reuters

Ways to stop a rogue drone

Drones can be plucked out of the sky but it's easier to disable them with a signal from the ground.
Ejuba, the drone that was used to research the effectiveness of the cargo-carrying drones, is now being used to transport medical supplies. Supplied

How drones can improve healthcare delivery in developing countries

Drones could provide an essential cargo-carrying service in rural areas where there are fewer clinics, less healthcare workers and limited transport services.

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