drone drone  /d ˈroʊn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
  2. (n) an unchanging intonation
  3. (n) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
  4. (n) an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
  5. (n) a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
  6. (v) make a monotonous low dull sound
  7. (v) talk in a monotonous voice

Usage(s):

  1. Al-Qaeda operatives and Taliban fighters like Abu Omar are the target of the CIA's drone campaign.
  2. But the drone attacks constitute an infringement of our sovereignty.

News

  1. The Best Investments for the Coming Drone Craze

    The Best Investments for the Coming Drone Craze        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Drone athleticism: astounding new quadrotor control, and beyond

    New control techniques for drones now let them perform aerial acrobatics faster than the eye can follow. When combined with gesture based control, multidrone formations can be tamed with the wave of an arm. The standard quadrotor is still the chosen form-factor for the all-purpose drone, but as their flightspeeds enter the regime where aerodynamic effects begin to dominate, hybrid wing designs ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ExtremeTech

  3. Drone Nation

    By 2025 the drone industry will employ 100,000 people and be worth $82 billion global ly, according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. That’s impressive considering that the Federal Aviation Administration has effectively grounded the commercial drone business in the U.S. for at least another two years while it studies the impact on safety and personal privacy of ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

Quotes

  1. "Continuing drone attacks on our territory, which result in loss of precious lives and property, are counter-productive and difficult to explain by a democratically-elected government," President Zardari said.
    on Nov 2, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: BBC News

  2. "The drone strikes are part of an overall set of tactics which make up the strategy for victory and they have been very effective," McCain told reporters during a brief trip to Afghanistan.
    on Jan 7, 2010 By: John McCain Source: AFP

  3. "Drone operators can clearly see their targets on the ground and also divert their missiles after launch," said Marc Garlasco, senior military analyst at Human Rights Watch and co-author of the report. "Given these capabilities, Israel needs...
    on Jun 30, 2009 By: Marc Garlasco Source: BBC News

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