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  • The NFL Backs Bipartisan Bill on Drone Defense

    The NFL’s top ranked security official recently backed a bipartisan legislation that will authorize the federal government to track, seize, and destroy any drones considered to pose a threat to public gatherings. According to the NFL’s senior vice president of security, Cathy Lanier, there has been a sharp rise in the number of incidents by... Read More

  • Drones Saving Power Companies Big Money

    In the US alone, there are currently over 180,000 licensed drones, and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) predicts that by 2022, there will be over 500,000 more. Drones are everywhere, and many businesses are starting to take advantage of them.  Drones are taking amazing photos and videos in high definition for Realtors. They are inspecting... Read More

  • Drones Used to Fight Disease Causing Mosquitoes in Brazil

    Recently a drone in the town of Bahia, Brazil released a swarm of mosquitoes into the atmosphere. Mosquitoes are one of the most deadly insects in the world. There are over 100 unique species of dangerous mosquitoes that are known to carry deadly pathogens that can cause deadly diseases such as Malaria, West Nile and... Read More

  • Satellite Drone Flies for 25 Days Straight Setting a New World Record

     A solar powered drone recently set a new record by staying airborne at high altitudes for almost 26 days straight. Airbus, the company behind the drone, says they have plenty of plans for it including military applications as well as monitoring of wildfires and disaster zones. Airbus announced that its latest model of the... Read More

  • Xcel Energy Becomes the First to Fly a Drone Beyond Visual Line of Sight

    On September 12, Xcel Energy became the first company ever to fly a US utility drone Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) during ongoing inspections. The drone was launched to inspect power lines in Platteville, Colorado near the Fort St.Vrain Generating Station.  The company launched the 35-pound drone which was equipped with two high quality... Read More

  • New Drone Capable of Flying In Air and Under Water

     Designed by SwellPro, a company that specializes in waterproof drones and with the help of Urban Drones, the “Spry Drone” has the ability to fly in the air and as well as under water. The Spry was officially launched on Kickstarter and was fully funded in less than 24 hours. This just goes to... Read More

  • Uber Planning to Make Uber Eats Deliveries via Drone

    Uber has been making major moves in the transportation industry for the past few years, and their latest plan may cause a major shift in the food delivery business in America and around the world. Their latest plan involves replacing your food delivery guy with drones.  Uber recently announced their latest project called “Uber Eats”... Read More

  • Laser Beams Used to Recharge Airborne Drones

    One of the main problems that have been facing the drone industry is the inability for drones to stay airborne for too long. Most drones only have about 15-20 minutes of airtime on a single battery charge. But this is all about to change thanks to the latest invention by LaserMotive. The company has built... Read More

  • IBM has Invented a Coffee Drone that Knows When You are Thirsty

    IBM recently announced that they have secured a patent for their coffee drone that flies around public areas to deliver cups of the coffee to thirsty individuals. The drone even has the ability to predict who may need a cup! According to the patent filed by IBM with the US Patent and Trademark Office, the... Read More

  • Ford Using Drones for Factory Inspections

     The Ford Motor engine factory in London has started to use drone technology in their facility. The US automaker has started using drones to perform important inspections in areas that are hard to access around the Dagenham Engine Plant. This unconventional move is proving to be useful as it saves the automaker a lot... Read More

  • Utility Company Uses Drones for Power Line Inspections

     Eversource is a utility company that provides electricity to over 1.2 million customers in about 149 cities and towns in Northwest America. They have recently begun using drones to inspect their electric lines in Connecticut. The company recently announced that it will start using drones for inspections in an effort to cut costs and... Read More

  • Lifeguards are Now Using Drones to Help Rescue Efforts

     A growing number of lifeguard organizations all over the world are turning to drones to help improve and speed up their rescue efforts when swimmers and surfers get into trouble. Germany, Australia, and Iran are three good examples of countries that are currently using rescue drones to aide in their rescue operations. The drones... Read More

  • Companies Using Drones In Their Warehouses For Inventory Control & More

    Businesses have started using drones in their warehouses. These drones have been designed to fly indoors to assist in inventory management. The project has been rolled out by drone company PINC which has worked with companies such as Walmart to create what they refer to as the new experience and core intellectual property in inventory... Read More

  • Drones Used by Police at Crash Scene Investigations

    When police investigators in Morton, Illinois tried to find out what caused a multi vehicle accident that killed an elderly woman in July, they turned to drones for help. Like many police agencies throughout the US, the sheriff’s department in Tazewell County used a drone to take aerial photographs of the scene of the accident... Read More

  • Drones to Be Used For Inspecting Skyscrapers

    The invention of drone technology, including high quality cameras has largely replaced helicopter photography and aerial inspections. Small, fast, and cheap drones are able to take better quality footage while costing a fraction of what they used to cost when helicopters and airplanes were involved. The drone industry is expanding at an incredible rate both... Read More

  • Drones Used to Trap Wild Pigs in Oklahoma

    One of the main problems that farmers in Oklahoma have been facing for many years is a $2 billion problem caused by wild pigs. Luckily, they have discovered a way to stop this from happening with the use of drones. Members of the Choctaw Nation in central Oklahoma are using drones as part of an... Read More

  • Drones to be Used to Eradicate Coca Plants in Colombia

    According to the US assessment in June 2018, coca cultivation increased in Colombia the past year. In 2017, Coca cultivation expanded for a fourth consecutive year in Colombia, this time by 11 percent. This expansion has outpaced the plans of the outgoing administration to eliminate over 100,000 hectares of coca plants. Half by forced eradication,... Read More

  • Drone Almost Crashes Into Helicopter

     A terrifying video was recently posted on YouTube of a drone almost crashing into a helicopter in Florida. The footage starts off innocently enough, but suddenly out of nowhere, a helicopter passes underneath the drone nearly colliding with it. The helicopter crew was lucky that they didn’t crash into the drone as the results... Read More

  • Food Deliveries By Drones

    Food delivery is a huge business in the United States, with a market of approximately $13 billion a year. With companies like Deliveroo and Uber Eats, the industry has improved a lot in recent years, however, innovation in these industries hasn’t really changed. It’s basically the same thing it’s always been but with an improved... Read More

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