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  • October 22, 2014
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    Think about what the world would be like if ostriches could fly. The average person gets spooked when a pigeon or seagull swoops to close. If ostriches -which can weigh up to 200 lbs- could fly, life would be f***ing terrifying. This didn’t stop Dutch artist Bart Jansen, who has already taken YouTube ...
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  • October 22, 2014
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    (Source: Telegraph.co.uk‘s Willard Foxton)   “Drones are done, Willard. No one is interested anymore. They’re not special – you can buy them in Maplin for goodness’ sake.” That’s what one senior TV exec said to me the other day, on returning from a major international TV festival in Cannes. She’s right. Nothing ...
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  • October 22, 2014
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    UAV technology is a tool. And like a tool, the real value in a UAV is not so much about how you use it but what you can build with it. This is the vision Boston, MA-based Top Flight Technology has for the future of drones. It’s not about takeoff, ...
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  • October 22, 2014
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    (Source: UPI)   A small, four-propeller helicopter buzzes like a swarm of aggressive bees, hovering in place above its land-based operator, now making small high-pitched beeps indicating it’s running low on juice in its flight through rural Virginia. Just north, the nation’s capital has been a restricted flight zone since shortly after the ...
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  • October 22, 2014
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    (Source: mychamplainvalley.com)   The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department wants to make it against the law to use unmanned aircrafts, or drones when hunting. The proposed regulations would make it illegal for any person to track animals, and cross property lines with a flying drone. Vermont Fish and Wildlife has been monitoring the use ...
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  • October 22, 2014
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    (Source: pv-magazine.com)   Hanergy subsidiary Alta Devices has teamed up with Airware to enable manufacturers of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to integrate solar power into aircraft. Alta Devices, which holds the world record for solar cell efficiency at 28.8%, has shown that by integrating its thin and lightweight solar material onto the ...
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  • October 21, 2014
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    After a summer full of awesome drone-related Kickstarter campaigns, the autumn’s first major UAV project looking for help from the crowd-sourcing community has launched. Designed by AeriCam, the Anura is a quadcopter designed to be taken with you wherever you go. The Anura’s arms and propellers fold up so that the body ...
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  • October 21, 2014
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    (Source: Washington Post)   If America doesn’t get over its collective drone paranoia, it could lose any chance of becoming a global innovation leader in an industry that some say could become an $80 billion business opportunity by 2025. The most obvious symptom of this drone paranoia is to interpret every new ...
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  • October 21, 2014
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    (Source: uk.news.yahoo.com)   FedEx is researching the delivery firm’s capabilities of using drones within its service but, even if it adopts the increasingly popular form of technology, it is unlikely to become a widespread element in the international courier industry. Speaking exclusively to IBTimes UK, David Binks, the President of EMEA at FedEx ...
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  • 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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