NEWS

  • October 21, 2014
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    (Source: sciencealert.com.au)   In an attempt to find out more about the mysterious habits of killer whales, researchers enlisted the help of a hexacopter. The result is some spectacular footage. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Research Program at the Vancouver Aquarium in Canada, and the US’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have used ...
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  • October 21, 2014
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    (Source: mb.com.ph)   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) will conduct training program on drone technology which is seen to help researchers gather accurate data and conduct studies efficiently. Roger Barroga, head of Future Rice Program in PhilRice, said the training program will highlight flight tutorials and application of the drone`s features. The technology ...
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  • October 21, 2014
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    (Source: The Register)   UK broadcasters have been warned that their use of unmanned drones for filming purposes must adhere to data protection laws. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that drones “can be highly privacy intrusive” because they can capture images of individuals “unnecessarily”. The watchdog said organisations using drones, whether broadcasters seeking ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    (Source: Benzinga.com)   Technology drastically changes nearly every aspect of daily life. Likewise, health care changes rapidly, attempting to keep up with the latest technological advances, using new innovations as a valuable competitive edge. Until recently, drones have been used primarily in the entertainment, real estate, agriculture and public safety spaces, Mike Fortin, ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    (Source: ABC News)   Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It’s not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions costing just a few hundred dollars that can be sent soaring over stadiums. And, as ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    (Source: fastcoexist.com)   Over 4 billion people around the world still don’t have access to internet, and another 2.6 billion don’t even have a basic cell phone. Part of the challenge is the cost of buying a device when you make less than $2 a day, but it’s also expensive to build ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    (Source: yahoo.com)   I can’t really overstate how much I enjoyed the brief video we published last week of a hawk taking out somebody’s drone. Apart from being a viscerally satisfying and effectively concise clip, it struck me as an almost poetic comment on the state of nature vs. machinery. After all, we ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    Ranging in price and sophistication – beginner/under $200 to advanced/over $1,000 – there’s a drone for just about anyone. If you’re not a beginner and know your Drone Definitions, or you are a natural tinkerer searching for a new project, you may be looking for a UAV with more muscle – something ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    On Monday, AgEagle LLC announced the release of a new UAV operations management system specifically developed for professional agronomists and crop consultants. Known as AgEagle RAPID, is a cloud-based automated data transfer network that collects, processes and transmits data directly from a UAV to the agronomist or consultant’s tablet or smartphone. From ...
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  • October 20, 2014
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    (Source: ambientflight.com)   I’m growing very tired of the rampant drone paranoia and I feel the need to debunk some drone myths. I hate to even use the word “drone,” because most people equate them with unmanned military aircraft which are used to spy on the enemy, or used as weapons. Most ...
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