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  • Throwflame Creates Flame Throwers for Drones

    Whether or not you think it is a safe idea, a drone with a 25′ flame thrower will soon be available for commercial purchase.  Well, actually it is a flame thrower that can be attached to a drone.  But it still means that drones will be able to fly around shooting flames 25′ in the... Read More

  • US Government Worried Over Security Concerns When Using DJI Drones

    We live in a world that is slowly becoming dominated by drones and the technologies that surround them.  Drones are being used in countless professional sectors.  They are also being sold to thousands of individuals for private use.  They make up a huge part of our nation’s military operations as well.  The US military uses... Read More

  • New Flybotix Drone to Make Inspections Easier and More Cost Efficient

    Drones have been proven to be a major asset when it comes to commercial inspections.  They can safely, quickly, and easily inspect areas that would otherwise be very time consuming and difficult to be done manually.  Because they make inspections so efficient they save industrial companies a lot of time and money.  One problem with... Read More

  • Big Box Stores Start Using Drones For Spills, Cleanups & More

    There are countless types of drones today.  From small hobby drones to massive military drones, they come in all shapes and sizes.  But drones aren’t just limited to UAVs, Unmanned “Arial” Vehicles.  There are submersible drones that can navigate underwater like the RangerBot traversing the Great Barrier Reef or drones that drive across surfaces like... Read More

  • NASA to Send a Drone to Saturn’s Moon, Titan

    Ever since the race to space began in the mid 1950’s the world has been fascinated with learning about what lays outside of our atmosphere.  Since then, NASA has spent millions of dollars annually in space research, close to $601.31 billion since NASA’s inception.  After decades of study there is a lot that has been... Read More

  • Police Around the World Using Drones to Patrol Roads and Highways

    London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has instated a new policy called the Vision Zero initiative which states that all road accident deaths are unacceptable.  In 2019 London saw more than 60 people killed on it’s roadways.  Mayor Khan hopes to have eliminated all roadway accidental deaths by the year 2041.  The Metropolitan Police is gearing up... Read More

  • Drone Operator Finds Lost Henge in Ireland During Drought

    When thinking of Ireland some of the images that come to mind are lush, green landscapes and a country that tends to have quite a bit of rain.  After all, Ireland is called the Emerald Isle.  On average the island receives between 750mm-2,000mm of rainfall annually depending on the region.  However, the summer of 2018... Read More

  • NASA Working on A Drone and Aircraft Avoidance System

    NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration does so much more than conduct space missions and research.  They take responsibility for all aeronautic fields of research and development.  Since 2012, NASA has been assisting the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) in their quest to find ways of making drones safer.  Drones have come along way over... Read More

  • Using Drones to Measure Glaciers

    Glaciers are massive structures of ice that can take centuries to form.  They are in a constant state of motion and change.  The rate at which this happens depends on the friction in the area.  Some glaciers move faster than others, but they all move relatively slowly.  But recently the rate at which glaciers move... Read More

  • Drone Operator Saves Family From Potential Shark Attack

    A Florida man was able to use his drone to quite likely save his family this week.  What was meant to be a day of relaxation and fun at New Smyrna Beach, FL almost turned to tragedy when a massive shark was spotted swimming dangerously close to a family splashing in the shallows.  Luckily the... Read More

  • US Military To Begin Using Miniature Drones

    The United States military currently has around 14,000 troops throughout Afghanistan.  Over the last 17 years of American military presence there, the US has utilized a wide range of the latest and most sophisticated technology available to aid in missions.  One of the most common forms of advanced technology being used is military grade drones. ... Read More

  • Due to the Risk of Fires, Some Towns are Turing to Drones Rather than Fireworks

    With the 4th of July only days away, communities are gearing up for celebrations to honor our nation’s 243rd birthday.  Municipalities plan parades, block parties, fairs, and of course firework displays to close out the evening.  However, there are some areas that have had to forgo the crowd favorite fireworks out of environmental safety concerns. ... Read More

  • Using Drones in New Zealand to Control the Possum Population

    New Zealand is a small island off the eastern coast of Australia.  Because of it’s remote location it was not settled by humans until exploring Polynesians discovered it between 1250-1300AD.  This led to the island being able to develop a wide range of plant and animal life.  Today, New Zealand hosts a population of 4.7... Read More

  • FDNY Using Drones to Fight Fires

    New York’s Bravest, the FDNY, is the second largest fire department in the world and the largest in the United States.  The New York Fire Department employs more than 11,000 uniformed firefighters.  These officers serve and protect over 8.5 million people in a 302 square mile area daily.  Because of the dense population and building... Read More

  • Drones Cause Havoc At Changi Airport in Singapore

    Once again drones have caused havoc at an international airport.  Drones interfering with airports first came into the spotlight when flights were grounded at Heathrow, UK, Europe’s busiest airport and Gatwick, the second busiest airport.  It happened again at Newark Airport and then shortly after at the Dubai International Airport.  This past week drones interfered... Read More

  • During the Next Few Years, the Drone Industry Will Add Over 400,000 New Jobs

    One of the fastest growing industries world wide is the drone industry.  Between commercial, military, and hobbyist drones, the need for drone engineers, operators, and entrepreneurs are endless.  It is estimated that because of the demands on the drone industry, nearly 400,000 new drone based employment opportunities will need to be filled in the next... Read More

  • Using Drones to Help Fight Forest Fires

    As we near the summer solstice on June 21st, many areas of the world are starting to prepare for one of the biggest dangers that face their communities this time of year.  Due to extreme heat and drought summer time is peak season for wild fires.  In 2018 the state of California alone suffered a... Read More

  • Iran Shoots Down American Military Drone, RQ-4 Global Hawk

    In 1917, the first military pilot-less aircraft, the Ruston Proctor Aerial Targe, was launched as a means of flying bombs into enemy spaces.  Though it was mostly unsuccessful, it paved the way for the military drones we have today.  In a post 9/11 world the use of drones for military operations have become one of... Read More

  • Drobotron: The First Digital Advertising Drone Billboard

    Seeing the Good Year Blimp advertising over a sports arena is now almost an expected occurrence.  So is seeing a plane with a banner streaming behind it advertising local businesses along the beach.  We take for granted the hundreds of billboards we see along major highways.  But now the next generation in attention grabbing advertisement... Read More

  • AUVSI SUAS Holds Drone Competition for Engineers

    Every year since 2002 AUVSI SUAS (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Aerial Systems) in association with Robonation have run a competition encouraging students from around the world to get involved in the design of drones.  AUVSI and Robonation are both non-profit organizations that hope to foster interests in unmanned systems, robotics, innovation,... Read More

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