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  • Utility Companies Using Drones to Inspect Power Lines After Storms

    After the Great Northeastern Blackout in 1965 that left 30 million North Americans without power for 13 hours, we realized just how dependent we had become on our electrical grid.  In response to this, Congress held hearings in the early 70’s to address the lack of research the nation was putting into the power industries. ... Read More

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  • With the Help of a Drone, Archeologists Find Lost Settlement on Raleigh Islands

    In 1990, an archeologist discovered ancient artifacts on Raleigh Island on Florida’s Northern Gulf Coast.  Then in 2010, further exploration of the island revealed an ancient settlement dating from 900 to 1200 CE.  But it wasn’t until recently that archeologists were able to uncover the full scope of this long lost settlement.  Professor Ken Sassaman... Read More

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  • Navy Using Drones to Deliver Items to Submarines

    In 2016, the US Navy established the iLab at the Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific.  Lt. Cmdr. Chris Keithley who is the iLab’s military advisor said, “We believe that [for] many of problems that Sailors are experiencing right now, there are solutions.  Unfortunately, they’re nascent inside of the Sailors’ heads, and getting to the point of actually... Read More

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  • Using Drones to Track Rhinoceros by Analyzing Their Foot Prints

    On March 19, 2018 Sudan, a northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya.  Sudan was the last known male northern white rhinoceros in the world.  Currently there are only two females of the species known to be alive, both of whom are in captivity.  The southern white rhinos are faring much better and as of now... Read More

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  • Drone Hobbyists Hampering Firefighters Ability to Stop Wildfires in California

    The state of California is once again in the middle of it’s wildfire season.  Last year California saw 8,054 wildfires resulting in 1,823,153 acres of destroyed property, more than any other region in the United States.  This year it is estimated that the state will once again be victim to more wildfires than anywhere else... Read More

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  • Verity Drones Accompany Celine Dion During Performance

    Many performers will say the best part of their careers is seeing an audience in awe at their performance.  When an artist is able to push the boundaries of what an audience thought was possible, they have created a show that becomes everlasting.  For many years that involved the inclusion of intricate costumes and props,... Read More

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  • Indoor Drone Training Facility Opening in Colorado

    With the continued demand for drones in the workforce comes the increasing need for specialized areas to test these drones.  Drones need to be tested for any issues before they can be used for things like inspections, photography, search and rescue, or cargo delivery.  Besides needing to test the drones, having a training facility for... Read More

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  • Company Creates Drone Nail Gun to Help Roofers Attach Shingles to Roofs

    In recent years, many construction companies have begun to use drones to assist in their construction projects.  The drones can aid in a number of jobs.  They are used to create full visual models of projects, inspect safety measures, take 3D maps of areas, monitor theft and material usage, and more.  For the most part,... Read More

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  • SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Partners Up With Astrobotic to Create Drones For Exploring Moons & Planets

    In 1984, Thomas Pierson and Jill Tarter incorporated the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute.  SETI began as a research center branched off from NASA that has brought together some of the greatest scientific minds in modern history.  Scientists like Carl Sagan, Barney Oliver, Frank Drake, and John Billingham were some of the original researchers... Read More

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  • San Francisco Company, Dedrone, to Monitor Airspace Over Prisons to Prevent Drones from Delivering Contraband

    Drones are inexpensive and easy to come by now, making them ideal tools for nefarious uses sometimes.  Lately, drones have been used to help smuggle items into prisons.  It is an ongoing issue throughout the United States.  The Virginia Department of Corrections has reported 33 drone sightings around the state’s correctional facilities since January, 2018. ... Read More

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