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Police Use Drone to Save Blind Man in Connecticut Forest

This is a stunning drones for good story – yet another example of drones saving lives.  Drones are undeniably an incomparable tool for search and rescue missions.  Not only can they cover maximum area quickly, when equipped with thermal imaging payloads drones can continue a search through the nighttime hours. In this latest example, a 62…
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Parrot Wins Swiss Army Micro-Drone Contract

French drone manufacturer Parrot has been selected by the Swiss Armed Forces to develop and supply micro-drones as part of the Swiss Mini UAV Program (Swiss MUAS). Parrot successfully won the contract against several commercial UAV suppliers. Last year, the French manufacturer was chosen by the DoD for the U.S Army’s Recon Drone Program, in…
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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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Nothing Says I Love You Like a Valentines Day Discount from DJI (Ends Today!)

image DJI Too late for flowers?  Is your spouse on a diet and not into chocolate?   Guitar skills not quite up to serenading your sweetie? No problem – nothing says I love you like a drone for Valentine’s day –  or at least a cool camera to take all of the action sequences that you…
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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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Using Drones to Combat the Deadliest Animal on the Planet: the Mosquito

According to a now famous blog post by Bill Gates, mosquitoes are by far the deadliest animal on the planet in terms of the number of human lives that they claim through disease: The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year; another 200 million cases incapacitate people for days at a…
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Fortem’s New Radar Solution Provides an End-to-End Counter Drone Solution

image courtesy Fortem Technologies Counter drone technology is one of the biggest sectors in the drone industry these days.  Sophisticated and easy to use drone identification and mitigation systems are critical to increasing commercial adoption of drone technology.  These systems don’t just keep unwanted drones out – they allow legitimate missions to happen safely, and…
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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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