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  • Amazon Patents Drone to Charge Electric Cars

    Who would have thought of drones as mobile refueling stations for electric cars? Amazon apparently. The tech company recently patented a new aerial EV recharging system that will recharge electric cars even when they’re on the road. As anyone who has driven electric cars knows, they lack the range of gas powered cars. They also... Read More

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  • Drones Used For Science of the Future in the Meadowlands

    The Meadowlands in New Jersey is a vast ecosystem which has more than 9000 acres of both native and invasive organism species. The Meadownlands Environmenral Research Institute monitors all aspects of the Meadowlands ecosystem which includes plants, animals, soil sample, water quality and more. For a longtime, the only avenue for scientists of the Meadowlands... Read More

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  • LAPD Becomes Nation’s Largest Police Department to Test Drones

    The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has received a go ahead from a civilian oversight panel for a year long test of drones. This development will make the LAPD the largest police department in the country to embrace the use of drone technology. The approval given by the civilian oversight panel has caused mixed feelings... Read More

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  • CNN Just Got Approved To Fly Drones Over Crowds Of People

    CNN has secured the first ever Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) waiver to operate drones over a crowd of people. This is a huge step forward in the way media organizations would use drones in the near future. Whenever CNN wants to capture footage of a large crowd of people, a drone could be used. Before... Read More

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  • Air Force Drones Help California Firefighters Combat Wildfires

    The first time drones were used to combat Californian wildfires was in 2013. From August-November, 2013, Air Force drones were flown over Californian wild fires. The camera-mounted drones enabled firefighters on the ground to properly direct their effort towards eliminating the threat. The drone flights provided firefighters with unprecedented real time images of the inferno.... Read More

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  • Defense Contractor Creates Anti-Drone System Using ATVs and Lasers

    Defense contractor Raytheon has come up with a way to shoot down drones dominating the skies. Enter the HELWS-MRZR, or the High Energy Laser Weapon System. This anti-drone ordinance combines a Polaris MRZR ATV, a portable laser and a multispectral targeting system to burn drones by using high-tech lasers. Sitting on top of the ATV... Read More

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  • Police With Drones: Saving The Day Or Invading Privacy?

    For the past few years, drones have been helping law enforcement officers survey accident scenes and locate missing or wanted people. This information helps officers arrive on the scene when time might be of the essence, such as catching a suspect before he or she can get away or pulling over a dangerous drunk driver... Read More

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  • How Drones Will Change The Insurance Industry Forever

    The insurance industry is in the process of getting a major overhaul. Claim adjusters now have a much more efficient way of assessing damages or losses at accident sites. Thanks to the bird’s eye view from drone cameras, adjusters are able to process claims much more quickly, especially after natural disasters where sites may be... Read More

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  • FAA Bans Flying Drones Near Famous Landmarks

    If you were planning to catch a bird’s eye view of the stature of Liberty using a drone on your next visit, you should probably shelve those plans. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that it’s going to restrict drone flights over the statue of liberty and 9 other major landmarks. They are concerned... Read More

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  • Drone Company DJI Launches A New Privacy Mode After US Army Ban

    In August, DJI—the world’s leading drone-maker, announced its plans to introduce a Local Data Mode to its drones following the US army concerns over cyber vulnerabilities. DJI has officially launched the essential privacy feature that cuts drones off from internet activity and stops the automatic upload of certain information to the company’s servers. The Shenzhen-headquartered... Read More

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