Drones http://wunc.org en Durham NC Man Among First To Test Paper Airplane Drone http://wunc.org/post/durham-nc-man-among-first-test-paper-airplane-drone <p></p><p>A Durham man is among the first in the country to test a new type of drone that can be made out folded paper. The device has a plastic propeller, an attached rudder, and is directed by an iPhone app.</p><p>The drone is called the PowerUp 3.0. It was created by Shai Goitein, a former Israeli Air Force pilot.</p><p>Goitein took his engineering idea to the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter last fall. He asked for $50,000 and received $1.2 million dollars.</p><p>Here's the original concept:</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:49:42 +0000 Carol Jackson 36939 at http://wunc.org Durham NC Man Among First To Test Paper Airplane Drone From The Air Force To The Chair Force http://wunc.org/post/air-force-chair-force <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">After an unexpected pregnancy, an F-16 pilot gets reassigned to a desk job: flying drones from an armchair in a windowless trailer in Nevada.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:18:50 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 32198 at http://wunc.org From The Air Force To The Chair Force How Easily Can Obama Close Guantanamo? http://wunc.org/post/how-easily-can-obama-close-guantanamo <p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">Last week, President Obama laid out his strategy for a new phase in the war on terror.&nbsp; He repeated his belief that Guantanamo Bay should be closed and cited the political reasons for his failure to do so until now.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:12:43 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 16354 at http://wunc.org How Easily Can Obama Close Guantanamo? Monroe Suspends Plan To Buy Drone http://wunc.org/post/monroe-suspends-plan-buy-drone <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City council members in Monroe have voted to suspend plans to purchase a drone. &nbsp;The council voted unanimously last week to shelve the project. &nbsp;</span></p><p>The city's police department<a href="/post/drone-war-coming-north-carolina"> </a><a href="http://weblink.monroenc.org/WebLink8/DocView.aspx?id=533492&amp;dbid=0">said earlier this month</a> it planned to purchase a drone for $42,000, which would be offset by funds from drug busts. &nbsp;Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Keziah cited concerns about how the public would receive the project and conflicts with the local company involved. &nbsp;The council agreed to discuss the issue at a later date.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:19:12 +0000 Will Michaels 12806 at http://wunc.org Monroe Suspends Plan To Buy Drone Why Drones Could Be Coming To A County Near You http://wunc.org/post/why-drones-could-be-coming-county-near-you <p>North Carolina is vying to host one of six national test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones.&nbsp; The prospect of a burgeoning domestic drone industry in the state has some people excited.&nbsp; But others are voicing concerns. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:44:20 +0000 Frank Stasio & Isaac-Davy Aronson 12732 at http://wunc.org Why Drones Could Be Coming To A County Near You Is The Drone War Coming To North Carolina? http://wunc.org/post/drone-war-coming-north-carolina <p>As more domestic law enforcement agencies acquire drones, concerns are increasing about how the unmanned aerial vehicles will be used and regulated. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:56:43 +0000 Frank Stasio & Isaac-Davy Aronson 11882 at http://wunc.org Is The Drone War Coming To North Carolina?