Each week, SomeDrones.com keeps you up to date with the latest news from the world of UAVs. This week's edition covers a miniature drone that mimics the flight pattern of a dragonfly, drone flight displays at Disney World, and the Domino's Drone Delivery service, plus many, many more stories.
At Drone360, Lauren Sigfusson and Leah Froats look at how CNN and other media organizations are using drones.
At Reuters, Beth Pinsker examines the risks of drone insurance plans and what users can expect to be covered.
At Lawfare, Erik Lin-Greenberg argues that the new declaration on drone exports is unlikely to limit droneproliferation.
At Al Jazeera, Hamza Mohamed discusses what it was like to film al-Shabab with a drone.
At Ars Technica, Cyrus Farivar examines the growing interest in drones among U.S. law enforcement agencies.
At the Globe and Mail, Paul Attfield looks at how a Canadian drone services company could expand operations in the oil and gas sector.
At Quartz, Chris Baraniuk examines how researchers are using drones to keep track of animal populations around the world.
An Interactive Graphic at the Guardian looks at the different ways that drones could impact society.
A new Disney World attraction in Orlando features 300 quadrotor drones flying in formation. (Wired)
Chinese drone maker DJI unveiled two new aerial photography and videography drones, the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2. (Digital Trends)
U.S. drone maker Aerovironment unveiled the Quantix, a multi-rotor fixed-wing hybrid drone for commercial applications. (Aviation International News)
The University of Montana Fire Center conducted the first live tests of its DroneFire drone firefighting program on the Roaring Lion Canyon fire in Montana. (The Missoulian)
A University of Toronto computer science engineer is studying how networks of defibrillator-equipped dronescould be used to cut response times to emergencies. (CBC)
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Announced that its Tern long-endurance vertical take-off and landing drone will be ready for flight testing in 2018 and that it will fund the manufacturer of a second test vehicle. (Press Release)
Defense firm Lockheed Martin conducted a demonstration in which four of its unmanned aircraft—including the K-MAX and the SARA, two large unmanned helicopters—responded to a simulated wildfire. (Wired)
In a test flight, the Cormorant air taxi drone, which was developed by aerospace firm Urban Aeronautics, flew a two-minute pre-programmed flight. (Popular Science)
Sensor firm Laser Detect System has unveiled a drone that can detect explosives and other hazardous materials from the air. (Defense Update)
Researchers at KAIST in South Korea have developed a robotic pilot that can fly unmodified manned aircraft. (Spectrum IEEE)
Researchers at North Carolina State University are developing systems to use drones and biobots to inspect disaster areas. (Science News Daily)
NASA and telecommunications firm AT&T are partnering to develop a traffic management system for drones, focusing on “the potential impact of cybersecurity threats.” (Vocativ)
U.K. startup Animal Dynamics is developing a 30-gram flapping-wing microdrone designed to fly like a dragonfly. (The Engineer)
Chinese online retailer JD.com demonstrated its drone delivery system on Singles Day, the country’s largest online shopping event. (Fortune)
The Iraqi military is using drones to surveil archaeological sites that were vandalized by occupying Islamic fighters in Nimrud. (Reuters)
The French Air Force is training eagles to take down rogue drones. (The Telegraph)
The FAA announced that it has received over 22,000 remote pilot applications since it implemented its Part 107 non-recreational drone rules in August. (Aviation Week)
Pizza chain Domino’s carried out its first true pizza delivery by drone in New Zealand. (New Zealand Herald)
Australia mining company Gold Fields has lost nine drones to eagle attacks since it began using unmanned aircraft for surveillance operations in 2014. (CNET)