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Author: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Drone Beat: No more flying near stadiums, studying whale health and more
If you want even more on Drones, subscribe to the Center for the Study of the Drone Weekly Roundup, which features news, commentary, analysis and updates on drone technology. Last update: Oct. 31, 3:26 p.m. ET. Feds ban use of drones near stadiums. The new FAA notice is "Another attempt by the FAA to impose legal restriction on drones or model aircraft that never existed before," Brendan Schulman, a lawyer who represents several drone operators, told the Associated Press. Controversy aside, perhaps flying a drone near a stadium is not a great idea, as soccer fans in Serbia learned last week. An Australian scientist is using drones to track whales and study why their health is deteriorating. Griffith University researcher Dr. Jan-Olaf Meynecke uses the drone to collect mucus samples from the blow holes of whales to test them for bacteria and viruses. "Researchers have been using drones before, but they relied on very expensive equipment," Meynecke told Mashable. Naming drone victims with an interactive infographic.

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