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  • Vineyards to Start Using Drones to Keep Birds Away

    Bird damage is one of the most common problems that farmers have to deal with. Even more critical is that traditional bird scaring tactics such as netting, gas guns, hawk kites, and reflective tape are no longer effective. As such, farmers are looking to new technologies to help them to protect their valuable crops. Drones... Read More

  • NASA to Build a Massive Network of Underwater Drones

    The US Navy has embarked on a massive plan to develop several undersea drones to undertake a variety of missions. Some of these missions include hunting and destroying mines and in some cases, launching attacks on submarines. The drones will in sense be massive unmanned submarines which they are calling “Orcas”. The Navy has awarded... Read More

  • Drone Racing League To Work With Self-Flying Drones

    What do you get when combining the top recreational drone organization with one of the world’s leading global security and aerospace companies? You get the AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge by Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League (DRL). A challenge encouraging the best programmers, coders, and droners to create a completely autonomous drone. While they have... Read More

  • Police Officer Using Drones To Save Lives

    Officer Larry Boggus from Houston, TX had no idea just how handy his “just in case” idea of bringing his drone to work one day would become. It was during the aftermath of hurricane Harvey when he thought to bring his drone into the station. Knowing it could be a long day of emergency and... Read More

  • New Internet Beaming Drone Ready to Take Off

    The race to have solar powered drones beam internet from the sky is gaining momentum, at least according to the some recently released news. Initially, tech giants dominated the market such as Facebook and Google. However, they have slowed down their plans to operate unmanned web aircraft with the capability to transmit internet connections to... Read More

  • Thermal Imaging Drones Used in Rescue Searches After Tornado

    When disaster strikes, timing is critical when it comes to rescue efforts. Traditionally rescuers, along with the help of dogs, will manually search a site to locate any people. Not only is this extremely time consuming, but it also puts the emergency response team at great risk. These dangers are only increased when a victim... Read More

  • Future Use of Drones In the Postal Industry

    Many nations are now embracing drones as the next great technological advancement for everyday applications. For example, over the past year the Swiss Post has been using drones to quickly deliver laboratory specimens and samples to participating clinics and hospitals. Inspired by this technological foresight, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo is encouraging... Read More

  • Using Drones To Save Skiers & Snowboarders

    Either you love the winter, or hate it and can’t wait to see the green grass popping back up under the snow. For those enamored with the snow, winter sports like skiing are a must. However, each year many winter sports enthusiasts fail to realize some of the dangers involved. According to research gathered by... Read More

  • New Zealand Farmers are Using Drones to Herd Livestock

    Today, more and more industries are relying on automation to take care of manual labor that was once performed by humans. But, can you imagine robotics taking over jobs traditionally done by dogs as well? In New Zealand farmers are using drones to look after their livestock, a job which has been previously handled by... Read More

  • NASA to Carry Out Urban Drone Traffic Management Tests

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has made significant progress in putting an unmanned aircraft traffic management system into trial. They have chosen locations in Texas and Nevada as testing sites for these drones. Already, NASA has selected two organizations who will host the final series of their four year technical demonstration. The Lone... Read More

  • Using Drones to Optimize Solar Farms

    The solar energy industry is growing faster than any other source of energy in the world. A recent report published by Allied Market Research revealed that the industry is expected to reach $422 billion by 2022, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.2% from 2016. And while the solar industry is growing at an... Read More

  • After the Gatwick Airport Incident, DJI Implements New Geofencing Rules

    Due to suspected drone sightings, Gatwick Airport in the UK was shut down a few days before Christmas of last year. This was done due to security concerns regarding flight disruptions that drones might cause during the landing and takeoff procedures within the airport’s air space. The police arrested a couple whom they believed to... Read More

  • Elroy Air’s Cargo Drone to be Ready by 2020

    Large Silicon Valley companies such as Apple and Amazon are heavily invested in efforts to develop drones that can deliver food and other items to people’s doorsteps. Their efforts have been commendable but it is looking likely that they may not be the first ones to reach the finish line in the race to successful... Read More

  • How Drones are Transforming the Agriculture Industry

    To some it may come as a surprise that one of the biggest groups of drone advocates are agricultural professionals. Farmers have been relying on flying bee drones that provide a crucial aid in crop pollination for some time now. It seems however, that advancements in drone technology are increasing at a fast rate.  Farmers... Read More

  • Drones Must Display Registration Numbers

    As governments around the world struggle with issues raised by the increase of drones, agencies have to regularly update the laws to keep up with this new technology. One such recent change by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regards how registration numbers must be displayed on drones. The FAA has amended that a drone’s registration... Read More

  • Renewable Energy Production Using Drones and Kites

    Renewable energy production contributed 18.5 percent of the earth’s total electricity in 2018. This was mainly generated from the hydroelectric power systems. Fast forward to 2019, the figures have already increased to upwards of 25 percent. The data from the International Renewable Energy Agency showed that this increase was due to the mass installation of... Read More

  • US Army Develops Pocket Sized Drones

     After four years of intensive research and testing between the US army and FLIR Systems, the collaboration has finally put forth the Black Hornet nano drone. This comes as a huge advancement for the miniture device’s military applications. According to the US military, the tiny unmanned copter is set to give even the smallest... Read More

  • US Army Invents a New Technique to Counter Drones

    Due to the widespread use of drones amongst potential adversaries, the US military has developed a countermeasure against these small unmanned aerial vehicles. Army engineers from the New Jersey Research and Development Center (ARDEC) have been working on a solution. They have developed a weapon that they believe can effectively destroy enemy drones. The weapon,... Read More

  • North Dakota Aims to Extend the Use of Drones to the Petroleum Industry

    Authorities in North Dakota want federal approval for the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or what are more commonly referred to as drones, for use in the oil and gas industry. North Dakota is pushing for the application of the drone technology in what is called “beyond the visual line of sight” or BVLS... Read More

  • Preparing For Rogue Drones During the Super Bowl

    Echodyne is an electronic company based out of Kirkland, WA, that creates a drone detecting radar system. Echodyne was granted expedited approval from the FCC to test their new system during the Super Bowl game between the L.A. Rams and New England Patriots. Echodyne was awarded the opportunity to facilitate the operation of radar within... Read More

  • NYPD Raises Public Concern About its Drone Program

    One of the most dangerous professional fields is that of law enforcement. It is a field that highly depends on technological advancements. One such technology that law enforcement agencies have become very fond of is drone technology. Several agencies and departments across the United States are now using drone technology to map out crime scenes,... Read More

  • Salisbury Police Department Plans to Run a Drone Demo

    The police in Salisbury, Massachusetts are contemplating the idea of introducing the use of drones in their police force. A specially designed drone will be flown over the Beach Road Police Station as part of a demo. If the demo is successful, the police department intends to explore ways in which drones can be used... Read More

  • Usage of Drones In Agriculture and to Help Reverse Climate Change

    The evolutionary rate of technological advancement right now is tremendous. New technological ideas are assisting a wide variety of industries. One such industry that has been previously considered once dominated more by humans than machines is that of agriculture. Agricultural experts have been relying on new technologies for some time in both the production and... Read More

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