5. The United Arab Emirates is now allowing people to take photos and shoot videos with drones. Pilots, who still need approval from regulators, are only allowed to fly at certain locations and under specific heights. So far, slightly more than 8,000 drones have been registered with the country's General Civil Aviation Authority. - GULF NEWS
6. A new system can monitor prisons for drones delivering contraband. The method, which will likely include an app interface, comes from engineers at Duke University and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. It could one day monitor the walls of North Carolina's state prisons, which have experienced sporadic incidents of drones delivering contraband over prison walls. - WRAL TECH WIRE
7. Scientists at Nanjing University in China designed a “quantum drone” that could serve as a flying node — similar to a quantum satellite — in a future quantum communications network. The concept could one day lead to ultrasecure communication networks. Researchers detailed their findings in a paper published last month on the ArXiV online preprint server. - IEEE SPECTRUM
8. Montana officials are gearing up to fly an insecticide-carrying drone over parts of the state that have lots of mosquitoes. Research suggests that using a drone to aerially dispense larvicides is three times more effective at managing mosquitos than ground treatments, in part because drones can access more areas, according to Jake Rubow, a technician in charge of the program. - DIL
9. Japan's parliament passed a law that makes it illegal to fly a drone while drunk. The rule applies to drones weighing more than 7 ounces, or 0.44 pounds, which covers even small drones like the DJI Spark or Parrot Anafi. - DRONE DJ
10. Today's Video of the Week comes from Canton, Texas, where a drone captured views of a tornado ripping across the prairie. (Video courtesy of WeatherNation).