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  • Virginia Tech to Manage The State’s National Drone Tests

    Virginia Tech was selected by the Trump administration last week to work on new programs to accelerate drone use throughout the nation. The company will manage and lead drone testing across the state of Virginia.  The U.S government selected 10 jurisdictions for the 10 drone Pilot Program, which will allow local and state governments to... Read More

  • Apple, Intel, Microsoft and Uber to Begin Testing Drones for Daily Use

    Recently, the American government loosened its regulations on drone usage by approving 10 projects for drone flight tests.  The purpose of the program is to run tests within the country to help grow the industry and make people more confident about the use and safety of drones.  Apple, Uber, Intel, and Microsoft are some of... Read More

  • Stadium Owners Worry About the Dangers of Drones

    Tracy Mapes a Sacramento resident drove to the Santa Clara and flew his drone over Levi’s stadium. He dropped a pack of leaflets that talked about a conspiracy theory surrounding the Seahawks game.  Mapes then drove across the bay with plans to do the same thing at the Oakland Raiders game. Even though he was... Read More

  • Drones In Europe Used To Monitor Beach Litter

    In Europe, drones are being used to monitor and evaluate beach litter. A paper was recently published in the Journal Marine Pollution Bulletin that explained the system which makes use of drones in tracking and analyzing litter.  The system was developed by a local oceanography research team, Serena Lagorio, Adam Gauci, and Alan Deidun. In... Read More

  • Trump Administration Selects Cities to Test New Drone Regulations

    The U.S Department of Transportation reported that 10 cities have been selected for drone testing. This is part of a program that is expected to encourage the use of drones in the United States and bring about better rules and regulations.  The cities selected include San Diego, California – Bismark, North Dakota – Reno, Nevada... Read More

  • DJI’s New Amazing Headquarters By Foster + Partners

     The architecture company, Foster + Partners have designed an amazing new headquarters for the drone company, DJI in Shenzhen, China. DJI specializes in manufacturing drones that are used by many industries such as film production, photography and much more.  The building’s design will allow the company to show off its latest products and although... Read More

  • Drones: The Modern War Machines

    The US military is known for being one of the first organizations to widely use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, otherwise referred to as UAV’s or drones. These drones are highly capable and sophisticated machines. They are flown by a pilot on the ground remotely. They can also be be controlled by programing in preset coordinates. The... Read More

  • Students Work to Create Drones That Can Stop Potential School Shooters

    Some time ago Skip Parish saw a story on the news about 17 people that were murdered in a school shooting. Sickened, Parish decided to devote his time to finding a better way to protect people in such horrific situations. Parish, an inventor himself, joined forces with the Bradenton School, a Manatee Technical College known... Read More

  • Oil Industry Set To Use Drones For Dangerous Inspection Work

    The oil industry is always looking for ways to increase efficiency and lower operational costs.  With the constant increase of new technologies, many industries are evolving with the times and the oil industry is no different. Oil companies are now looking at drones to carry out some of their most dangerous jobs. In an offshore... Read More

  • Criminal Gang Used Drones to Disrupt an FBI Stake Out

    Last year, a hostage rescue team from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) created an elevated observation platform to evaluate criminal activity below.  As they assessed the situation, a hum of small drones was heard and suddenly they were surrounded. The drones flew past the agents at high-speed with the intention of distracting them, which... Read More

  • Military Plans To Use Aircraft as a Drone Docking Station

    An aircraft that will serve as a drone docking station to launch and recover fleets of drones may soon be available to the U.S. military. The Pentagon is partnering with private technology companies to make this vision a reality.  Last month, DARPA, the Pentagon’s ­advanced research and development team gave out a $38.6 million contract... Read More

  • Telcom Giants Plan to Use Drones As Base Station For Emergency

     Drones are seen as a great tool for taking dramatic aerial videos as well as inspecting crops, buildings, and other forms of infrastructure. They are also being developed as a tool to improve mobile and internet connectivity during emergencies.  A bad mobile signal is frustrating and during emergency situations can mean the difference between... Read More

  • Researcher Uses Drone to Map Melting Glaciers

    To map Greenland’s remote ice sheets, researcher Joseph Cook, needed to tackle the problem from an aerial perspective.  He camped out for several months on the ice sheets of Greenland and although it was very uncomfortable, Cook knew that this was the only way he could accurately map the effect of climate change on Greenland’s... Read More

  • Researchers Use Drone With Augmented Reality to See Through Walls

     Drones make excellent remote sensing systems, perfect for deployment into disaster areas for emergency rescue operations. Drones can move quickly over large areas or maneuver through buildings, distinguishing debris from survivors by using different types of cameras and sensors.  Even though the data provided by a drone is invaluable, management and operations of the... Read More

  • DJI Report States That 65 Lives Were Saved Last Year With Drones

    The drone company, DJI, has released a report showing multiple instances that people have been rescued by drones during the last year. The drone manufacturing giant stated that at least 65 people have been saved using drone technology.  The report comprises of incidents from five continents, including the rescue of climbers stranded on mountains. Drones... Read More

  • Drone Parachute Safety System Developed By Austrian Company

     At many drone expos, there is always some new technology that grabs the attention of attendees. This was the case at a recent drone expo held in Amsterdam. An Austrian company developed an inventive parachute system that keeps drones with in-flight malfunctions from crashing. The CEO of the company, Andreas Ploier gave a break... Read More

  • Drone Almost Collides With Commercial Aircraft at Heathrow Airport

    Crashing into another object is a major concern many pilots worry about when flying.  With the advancement in drone tech, they now have something new to worry about.  At some point, their aircraft could hit a drone being flown by an operator who is clueless about the risks and potential damage that their drone could... Read More

  • Drones Tested in Brazil to Fight Disease Carrying Mosquitoes

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its partners have finished testing a system to suppress the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito carrying diseases. The process will involve the release of sterile mosquitoes from airborne drones. This is an innovative method known as Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) and is aimed at fighting diseases.... Read More

  • Airlines Back Creation of Global Drone Registry

    The world’s airlines are supporting the creation of a global registry for drones. This endeavor will be led by the United Nations and is intended to curb the increasing incidents of collisions by drones and commercial jets.  The International Air Transport Association supports the efforts of the United Nations’ aviation agency to create this type... Read More

  • FlyJacket Lets Operators Fly Drone With Virtual Reality

     Flying a drone requires some practice and confidence to operate it effectively. Whether it’s a fixed-wing or multi-rotor aircraft, there are a lot of complex processes that go on as you fly. To make matters worse, the control systems are usually not intuitive.  Cameras and VR headsets offer a first-person viewpoint which can be... Read More

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