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  • Can Tethered Drones Be the Answer to Drone’s Short Battery Life?

    One of the main challenges facing the drone industry is the short battery life found in most drones available today. On average, most drones will stay airborne for 20 to 30 minutes after which you have to recharge or swap out a battery. One startup has come up with an interesting method to solve this... Read More

  • Drones May Soon Help Find Missing Hikers on Mount Fuji

    For many hiking enthusiasts, the Mount Fuji climb is top on their list. Standing at an incredible 3,776 meters, Mount Fuji takes the top spot as the highest mountain in Japan. Each year, people come from around the world to experience this amazing place. Owing to the fact that its climbing doesn’t require the use... Read More

  • The US Navy’s Nomad Drone

    The United States Navy is coming up with innovative ways to use drone technology. One of the simplest ways for the Navy to defend themselves against incoming missiles is to confuse the missile by disrupting their navigation software with the use of radio frequency scramblers. Specially designed drones allow the Navy to easily place these... Read More

  • The Trash Eating Drone Shark in Dubai

    Created by RanMarine, a Dutch company, the WasteShark takes its inspiration from nature by having a shark like mouth. It is specially developed to collect waste floating on the water surface. Named in the year 2016, this water drone will begin its operation in November a year after its trials with Ecocoast, a local partner.... Read More

  • Drones Being Used to Count Endangered Sea Lions

    After years of technological advancements, drone technology is now being utilized to access harsh and isolated environments along the southern coast of Australia. They are being used to provide researchers with more accurate data for the Australian sea lion species. For many years, sea lions have made a home along the base of the Bunda... Read More

  • 100 Drones Will Be Part of 2018 Radio City Christmas Spectacular

    One hundred Intel drones will be joining the cast of the Rockettes in the annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. The Star Mini drones should show up near the show’s finale based around the Northern Star. Sam Buntrock, the Spectacular’s director, states that the drones will act as tiny points in candles and the... Read More

  • Automatic Drones Could Search For Lost Hikers

    When hikers get lost in a forested area, finding them can be a complex and difficult process. This is because search and rescue teams normally deploy helicopters or drones to facilitate their searches. In forests, the tree canopies block visual access to the forest floor. As such, it is often impossible to spot a hiker... Read More

  • Drones Protecting Marine Animals

    Drones are now being used in locating and steering away dolphins and other marine mammals from high risk areas such as port developments, windfarms, and survey areas. The noise from survey streamers and pile drivers can injur these animal’s sense of echo location. PAMS, or Passive Acoustic Monitoring Systems, are currently used by environmental experts.... Read More

  • Chula Vista Police Department Using Drones For 911 Calls

    In the city of Chula Vista, California, drones are now being used to respond to 911 calls by it’s residents. The Chula Vista PD began using aerial drones in an effort to address 911 emergencies. Since its launch, the drones has already completed 30 calls, leading to 3 arrests including a case of domestic violence.... Read More

  • New Insect Sized Drones

     An innovate team of engineers from the University of Washington have figured out a way to make bug-size drones, consequently paving the way for the first wireless version called “RoboFly” that literally weighs as much as a feather. To take care of the wing’s heavy electric demands, the team has incorporated a photovoltaic cell... Read More

  • Are Bug-Like Drones The Future Of Drone Technology?

    Often when scientist and engineers face a problem they look to nature for answers. Drone technology is embracing this trend and studying wasps to help with some technical issues. In particular, drone designers are looking to solve the weight load dilemma by copying these fearsome creatures and their remarkable ability to lift a prey many... Read More

  • Uber’s Plans For Drone Delivery Services by 2021

    Ride sharing company Uber, has recently posted an opening for an executive position under their UberExpress umbrella. UberExpress, under the UberEats food delivery service plans to use commercial drones to deliver food by 2021.  But before Uber can successfully implement drones as part of their UberEats service, it will need to address several issues, including... Read More

  • Drones to Deliver Vaccines in Vanuatu

    In the world’s first ever trial, drones will be used to deliver valuable vaccines to remotes area of Vanuatu which are otherwise difficult to access. The Vanuatuan government has awarded contracts to two commercial drone companies, German Wingcopter Holding and Swoop Aero, who outbid over 18 other drone companies. Vanuatu has 83 islands which are... Read More

  • Drones Might Replace Fireworks

    Recently in Oakland County, Michigan near Interstate 75, 60 drones moved with precision to light up the sky. They did a pre-programmed dance that lit the darkness with amazing colors as they created forms and images such as gazing eyes, a rotating cube, and even a tornado. Though the 15+ minute drone show had not... Read More

  • Parachute System Designed to Save Drones

    Over the last two decades, drone technology has really evolved leading to improved handling and stability making them much easier to fly. However, whether as a result of some kind of malfunction or just sheer pilot incompetence, you will always hear of instances where people are left watching helplessly as their drone plummets from the... Read More

  • Nigerian Engineer Making Drones for the US Army

    Over the past few decades, Nigerians have become known for their growing impact in the world. From Nigerians such as Jude Nkama, who became the first African appointed as a judge in New Jersey, to Jelani Aliyu who designed the Chevrolet Volt, and Silas Adekunle the 26-year old Nigerian robotics engineer who is currently the... Read More

  • Drones Used by Danish Farmers to Count Pumpkins

    Drones have come a long way ever since they were invented, and are taking over in almost every industry. The agricultural industry has not been left behind. In fact, drones are being used heavily in agriculture; from spraying pesticides to monitoring farm activity, and now to counting crops.  Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark... Read More

  • Drone Used to Deliver Chinese Food to Prisoners in Jail

    An drone was recently used to deliver Chinese food to a prison in Dublin, Ireland. According to the Irish Mirror, the jail staff found containers from a Chinese fast food outlet in a trash bin in the Wheatfield Jail yard. Since there was no way anyone could have got past security with the food, the... Read More

  • Microwave Beams to be Used to Power Drones In the Air

    There is widespread adoption of drones for many tasks including search and rescue operations, surveillance, and delivery of commercial and medical supplies. However, there is one major drawback that always seems to be limiting the use of drones. This is their inability to stay airborne long enough. Because of their size and weight requirements drones... Read More

  • Defense Company Working On Launch and Recovery System for Drones

     A defense startup company has invented a new drone recovery and launch system which will be using vertically mounted pins to capture and release drones. The recover and launch system, can grab a drone from a moving platform then launch it back out, all without needing any assistance from people. Named “The Talon Device”,... Read More

  • Mitsubishi Considering Vehicle Deployed Drones

    In 2017, Mitsubishi released the e-Evolution concept which is a personal vehicle that comes with a drone.  The car will be able to launch the drone which can help the driver with multiple tasks.  Although Mitsubishi never actually built the prototype, the idea of a car deployed drone was certainly unique. According to Mitsubishi’s Electric... Read More

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