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  • The Fight Against Rogue Drones

    There are increasing cases of drones being used for criminal and illegal activities. Some such cases have to do with drones being used to spy on individuals, to deliver contraband in prisons, or used as weapons. For example, in Syria the Islamic State used a drones carrying hand grenades to completely destroy a Russian weapons... Read More

  • The Military Working on Mind Control for Drones

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is testing an implant which allows an operator to control up to three drones simultaneously with their mind. Even though it is quite a long way off, this technology could one day help create a direct interface between drones and their human operators. The mind control trials... Read More

  • Police Officers Dealing With Rogue Drones at the US-Mexico Border

    The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Department of Homeland Security recently identified drones, as one of the leading threats to national security. Drones are rated as a severe threat in crimes like critical infrastructure hacks, terrorism, and more. Even though drones are perceived by most people as harmless toys, law enforcement agencies are increasingly... Read More

  • Using Your Brain’s Waves to Fly Drones

    Researchers from all around the world are working to come up with the next best thing for the drone industry. One example that has surfaced is from a group of students who figured out a way to control drones using their mind. While the concept of flying a drone using only brain patterns is not... Read More

  • NYPD Watching for Drones Flying Over the UN General Assembly

    The annual UN General Assembly is always one of the toughest times for the police department in the host city. They have the job to protect some of the world’s most powerful people. This year’s General Assembly will be held in New York, and the NYPD has not found the job any easier. In addition... Read More

  • Drones to Assist in Building Emergency Mud Shelters

    It comes as no surprise that many engineering and manufacturing companies are taking advantage of robotics. Possibly one of the largest professional fields to begin taking advantage of advanced robotic technology lately would be that of architecture. Architects all over the world are now utilizing robotics in their projects on a regular basis. Some examples... Read More

  • Tests Reveal That Even Small Drones Can Damage Planes

    A recent test performed at the Impact Physics Lab at the University of Dayton Research Institute in Florida showed that even small drones, such as the popular DJI Phantom can severely damage an aircraft in flight. The test was designed to mimic what would happen if a drone collided with an airplane flying at 238... Read More

  • Drone Pilots Prepare for Hurricane Florence

    As Hurricane Florence intensified, more than one million people were forced to evacuate from the coastal areas to get to safety. However, there were still residents determined to ride out the incoming storm in their homes. As a result, drone pilots began watching forecasts ready to help. Drones have become a major part of disaster... Read More

  • The Future of Anti-Drone Technology

    As drones keep getting more advanced, there is a need for law enforcement agencies to come up with new ways to stop enemy drones. Drones are becoming a common feature in war-zones allowing both sides to survey enemy territories, pinpoint enemy locations, and even drop bombs. A lot of damage can be caused by a... Read More

  • Police Consider Using Drones to Monitor Protestors of the Badger Cull

    In the South-west of England, there is an ongoing badger cull exercise. The badgers have been linked with increasing cases of tuberculosis in cattle. Authorities maintaining that reducing the badger numbers in certain regions will also reduce the tuberculosis prevalence in cows.  Local Police have been deployed to oversee the exercise, something that has put... Read More

  • Farmers Using Drones to Monitor Their Crops

    Agriculture has always been on the cutting edge of new advancements in technology. Now, some farmers are getting aerial views of their crops in order to monitor their health. To do this, farmers are turning to drone technology allowing them to assess their farmlands fast, effectively and efficiently. Corey Oeschger, a farmer who owns 100... Read More

  • Drones to Fly Over Crowds in New Australia Monitoring for Terrorism

    Victoria, Australia is in the process of creating a new counter terrorism program that will take advantage of drone technology. The drones will be used to fly over crowds during major events such as football matches, concerts, and other public events. Ross Guenther, the head of Victoria Police counter terrorism unit, warns that the threat... Read More

  • Local Authorities Working On New Ways to Regulate Drones

    It won’t be long before local authorities create a specific traffic department to regulate civilian drones. A few years ago, drones were simply to expensive to be used by much of anyone outside of military and government professions. But as drone prices fell, drone applications have greatly increased. Now people are using drones for a... Read More

  • Counter Drone Technology Displayed at the 2018 GSX Convention

    Ever since drones were invented, criminals have come up with new ways to use drones to their advantage. Drones are great for criminals because they can be used to deliver contraband or spy on people and areas undetected. As such, many security companies are working on anti-drone technologies to cater to the growing demand. During... Read More

  • Federal Government to Pass Bill Allowing Them to Shoot Down Drones

    The federal government will soon be able to shoot down any privately owned drones in the event that the FAA budget bill becomes law, according to NBC news. The new law would give the FBI and Department of Homeland Security the power to track and shoot down commercial drones that are considered threats. If the... Read More

  • Scientists Using Drones to Monitor Endangered Orca Whales

    Aerial photos taken by drones are helping scientists track the health and movement of Southern Resident orcas. The research program began back in 2008. This year has been the most successful, all thanks to drones. Being the ninth year of the research, a record number of photographs have been taken. The partnership between SR3 Sealife... Read More

  • Marines Testing New Technology to Hide From Enemy Drones

    In just a short period of time since they were invented, drones have taken many industries by storm. Providing businesses with an easy way to do many tasks that were previously challenging, time consuming and expensive can now be done at a fraction of the cost. However, as much as we have grown to love... Read More

  • Researchers Developing Insect Inspired System for Flying Drones

    Flying insects are quite good at maneuvering through tight spots, but they often run into obstacles especially windows. As unique as insects are, there is hardly any space on their bodies to mount fancy computing and sensing systems to help improve their flight. A group of scientists have researched the flying habits of insects particularly... Read More

  • Drones to Track the Largest Dam Removal on the East Coast

    In the past, taking down a dam has been a tough jobs for engineers, contractors and demolition experts. One wrong move and the damage caused by the water and can be deadly. A team of experts from Maryland have recently figured out a way to make this entire process easier by using drones.  A large... Read More

  • California Passes a Law to Stop Drone Flights Over Prisons

    Recently, prisons have faced a huge security threat in the form of drones that are being used by criminals to deliver drugs, phones, dangerous weapons, and other contraband to prisons.  Consequently, the state of California recently passed a law that outlaws any drone flights above correctional facilities. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill on Monday... Read More

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