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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Startup Company Using Drones To Clean Buildings

     As drones become more popular, drone 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. However,... Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Drones Being Used To Monitor Slums In India

    Officials from Lagos to Mumbai are using satellites and drones to identify and monitor slums and other informal settlements. There are still millions of people living in slums around the world. However, governments have always found it difficult to map informal settlements mainly due to the lack of planning when people are constructing their homes.... Read More

  • Drones May Help Law Enforcement Find Active Shooters

    In the past year alone, America has been hit by some of the worst mass shootings in history. Sadly, these shootings have been particularly prevalent in schools. Schools are vulnerable to such attacks mainly because the security staff lacks the training or necessary equipment to take down a shooter before they cause damage. A tragic... Read More

  • Drones Used for Agriculture and Infrastructure Inspections in Australia

    The Hunter Region in Australia is home to some of the world’s finest wines and viticulture. Australia is no stranger to the benefits of drone technology, and in addition to using drones to spot sharks near surfers, farmers are now using drones for crop inspections and agricultural purposes. The Lake Macquarie City Council in the... Read More

  • Drones Are Delivering Food In North Carolina

    Drones are quickly becoming a common site in skies all over the United States. Residents in Holly Springs, North Carolina can expect to see them more frequently. Holly Springs has recently become part of a pilot test for drones to deliver food to the community. This test project is expected to last for just over... Read More

  • India Expected to Legalize Recreational Drone Use

    In October 2014, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India imposed a ban on the sale and use of recreational drones. Since then, drones have continued to gain a lot of popularity around the world. With proper regulation, drones have proven to be one of the most important inventions of the 21st century in... Read More

  • How Multiple Drones Developed Collective Intelligence

    A company has recently created new drone technology that allows multiple drones to be flown together without colliding. This autonomy makes them completely different from the drone shows you may have seen at the Super Bowl, Olympics, or recently at Intel’s 50th-anniversary celebration.  Those drone shows may have had hundreds or even thousands of drones... Read More

  • Prisons to Start Using New Drone Detection Technology

    There is a growing problem in many prisons where criminals are using drones to sneak in contraband such as drugs and weapons into the prison system. Criminals are turning to drones since they are cheap and easy to get, and they can be controlled from miles away. Many drones are also very small and quiet... Read More

  • Your Torso May be the Ultimate Drone Controller

     Drones are usually flown using a remote control. While most drone operators are able to control drones easily, there have been many complaints where some people find it too hard or even impossible to control and operate drones. This can be a problem since the chances of a drone surviving a crash are minimal,... Read More

  • Boeing Planning to Use AI and Blockchain Technology to Track Drones

    Drone technology is moving at an incredible pace, whereas regulations at a federal and state level continue to move slowly. Drone regulations is a large job with many different aspects to take into consideration.  No one wants to be held accountable for a drone accident, so it’s important that rules and regulations are put into... Read More

  • Insurance Companies Using Drones to Inspect Property Claims

    After the 2017 hurricanes, insurance companies started using drones to inspect property claims. One year later, while some insurance companies are still in the testing stage of their drone programs, others have already began using drones and even rely on them as a key part of their claim inspections. State Farm became the first US... Read More

  • Intel Puts On A New Amazing Drone Light Show For Their 50th Anniversary

     In the world of drone light shows, Intel has been the leader. During Intel’s 50th anniversary celebration, they flew 2,018 Shooting Star drones above Folsom, California breaking their previous World Record for most drones flown simultaneously. Intel had set the previous world record during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea... Read More

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