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  • Researchers Testing New System for Tracking Drones

    As drone technology advances, more drones are flying across our skies. Modern drones are a lot more sophisticated which means increasingly sophisticated tracking methods are required in order to keep track of them. One question a lot of people have about drones is what would happen if a drone loses touch with the GPS tracking... Read More

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  • Autonomous Drones to be Used to Scare Birds Away from Airports

    In 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 was hit by a flock of birds and had to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River in New York. All 155 people on the flight survived, but only because of an incredible landing by the pilot, Chesley Sullenberger. Bird strikes are rare, but they happen enough that... Read More

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  • Drone that Stays Airborne for an Entire Year

    One of the biggest problems associated with drones is their inability to stay airborne for long. Most drones have a battery life of around 20 minutes before needing a recharge. This is where a British aerospace company known as Prismatic saw an opportunity. Prismatic is working on a solar powered drone that will have the... Read More

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  • Startup Company Using Drones To Clean Buildings

     As drones become more popular, drone companies and operators are coming up with new innovative ways to use them. The latest is a brilliant idea by three Davidson College students to attach a hose to a drone to help clean buildings. Keeping a building’s exterior clean helps to maintain its value and overall aesthetic appeal.... Read More

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  • Nevada Launches a Center For Drone Safety Workshops

    Recently, a video surfaced on YouTube showing a drone illegally flying dangerously close to a plane at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Luckily the incident did not end in disaster. According to Chris Walach, the senior director at the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), had the drone been sucked into the jet... Read More

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  • Drones To Help Rescue Whales Stuck In Fishing Nets

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is teaming up with a non-profit this fall to start their new initiative called the freeFLY Drone Program. The program was launched to help improve rescue efforts of whales entangled in fishing nets. As a result of fishing efforts around the world, over 300,000 marine mammals die every year... Read More

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  • Drones Helping in Tiger Conservation Efforts in India

    With the population of wild tigers currently at around 3,500, it is clear why there is a need for the Indian government to come up with ways to boost conservation to help increase the population of these endangered animals.  Following a successful pilot program conducted on International Tiger Day in July, the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve... Read More

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  • Drones and AI to be Used for Solar Maintenance in Massachusetts

    Raptor Maps and Enel Green Power North America recently signed a deal that will see the two organizations working together in developing solar asset management systems to optimize the maintenance and field operations of solar farms. Like most investments, solar farms need constant inspections and preventative maintenance to keep them fully operational. Under a deal... Read More

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  • Drones Used to Arrest Illegal Dumpers in Houston

    One of the problems facing large cities, such as Houston, is illegal dumping.  According to Randy Scales, a lieutenant in Harris County, Texas, there are people dumping trash every day on land or in the waterways, but very few arrests are made. This led to the installation of cameras and the use of drones in... Read More

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  • Drone Developers Must Focus More on Social Good, Says UK Report

    The UK government is backing a drone project that aims to explore how unmanned aerial vehicles could benefit various cities. The project is already underway in its first phase. Five UK city regions have been chosen to be the drone test centers. They include London, Southampton, Bradford, Preston, and the West Midlands. Nesta, the innovation... Read More

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