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Drones Harvest Grape Expectations for Wine Research

You may remember the late Orson Welles’ tagline from the 1970s Paul Masson commercials: “We will sell no wine before its time.” The sentiment makes compelling advertising copy but, as any vintner knows, the art of properly ageing wine can’t be bottled in a snappy catchphrase. Beyond soil quality and climate, proper temperature control can…
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French Drone Company Covers Democratic Debates

Courtesy: Elistair Last month’s Democratic presidential debate may have been divisive to many American voters, but one issue without debate is the crystal-clear aerial footage provided by drone company Elistair. During the Jan. 14 televised debate, the company’s tethered drone system provided 13 hours of live footage on CNN at Drake University in Iowa. With…
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Mr. Drone Goes to Washington: AUVSI Hosts Hill Day March 25

Courtesy: AUVSI The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is urging drone enthusiasts, companies and groups to come to Washington D.C. next month for AUVSI Hill Day (Capitol Hill, that is). The event—March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.—will educate lawmakers about “how unmanned technology is making a positive impact on local communities and economies…
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Nokia Tests Disaster Recovery Drone Network in Japan

Image courtesy: Nokia A Japanese city devastated by a tsunami nine years ago is teaming up with Nokia to save lives with a unique drone network. Sendai City tasked the telecommunications giant with developing a plan to deploy UAS to respond more effectively in the wake of earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters. In 2011,…
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How a New York Drone Firm Harvests Crop-spraying Missions

Image courtesy: Empire Drone Company New York-based UAS firm Empire Drone Company has received a Part 137 certification from the FAA, paving the way for the company to launch crop-spraying missions. Crop-spraying via drone has emerged as a blossoming trend in precision agriculture over the last five years. Unmanned missions are more cost-effective, covering about…
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Hydrogen-fueled Drones Will Inspect U.S. Gas Pipeline

Public-safety drone consultancy Skyfire Consulting has announced a partnership with UAV company Doosan Mobility Innovation and hydrogen-fuel service provider ReadyH2 to tackle a pipeline-inspection project for an unnamed American company. Doosan will deploy a hydrogen-powered octocopter and use ReadyH2’s on-Public-safety drone consultancy Skyfire Consulting has announced a partnership with UAV company Doosan Mobility Innovation and hydrogen-fuel service provider ReadyH2 to tackle…
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Survey: More Than a Third of Consumers Prefer Drone Delivery

Courtesy of Clutch The popularity of drone delivery is changing consumer preferences according to a new survey of 528 online shoppers by a B2B review platform. The report by Clutch found 36 percent of online shoppers say they would be more likely to purchase an item if it were delivered by drone. However, 39 percent…
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Bad Santa Drone Drops Christmas Meth Present Over Australian Prison

File photo An Australian prisoner found out not all Christmas presents dropped from the skies are from Santa’s Good List. Officials at Capricornia Correctional Centre in central Queensland reported two drones flew over the prison on Christmas Day, each dropping a package within the walls. An unidentified prisoner caught the first package only to have…
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Corporate Statement: PABLO AIR Flies South Korea’s First Long-Distance Drone Delivery

Courtesy: PABLO AIR A South Korean drone company says it’s conducted the first long-distance drone delivery in the nation’s history. In November, PABLO AIR completed the unmanned BVLOS flight from Seogwipo Port on Jeju Island to Cheonjin Port on Wudo Island, according to a company press release. Using a hybrid drone, the Seoul-based firm logged…
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Twelve-year-old Wins World Drone Racing Title, Again

Courtesy: FAI Editor’s Note: The following first appeared in DroneRacingLife, DroneLife’s sister news site covering the latest in the groundbreaking world of UAV racing. Learn how AI is changing FPV drone racing as well as the latest results from international tournaments.  When we think back to our 12-year-old selves, most of us were focused on…
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