Switzerland begins postal drone delivery

Switzerland begins postal drone delivery

Source: The Guardian By: Agence France-Presse Switzerland’s postal service said on Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen is not likely to kick in for another five years. Postal service executives showed off the drones for the first time on Tuesday and said initial tests of the machines’ post-delivery abilities would run until the end of July. The snow-white drones […]

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Strapping Fireworks to Your Drone Can End Badly

Strapping Fireworks to Your Drone Can End Badly

THIS PAST WEEKEND, you likely witnessed a handful of drones making their way through the skies , capturing the fiery festivities (whether they were allowed to or not). But when you combine consumer-level aerial stunts with fireworks, not everything goes as planned. Just ask Dane Christensen , a drone enthusiast who uses his UAV to make short films. This weekend, Christensen planned to make a movie about two teens who […]

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World’s leading drone platform maker

World’s leading drone platform maker

Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has established a strong early lead in the U.S. commercial market as companies turn to its inexpensive, light-weight flying devices for a host of uses from shooting films to mapping and site inspections. Sixty-one of the 129 companies that received regulatory approval to use unmanned aircraft are using DJI drones, or 47 percent, far ahead of its nearest rival, a Reuters review […]

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Companies allowed to fly drones over US

Companies allowed to fly drones over US

Source: The Verge A precision agriculture firm in Charles City, Iowa. A builder performing roof inspection from Carlisle, Kentucky. A company monitoring explosive charges based in Ijamesville, Maryland. A security firm conducting surveillance over private property in Cottage Grove, Oregon. These are just a handful of the businesses now allowed to fly drones over US soil. Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 11.00.15 AM Until recently it was extremely difficult to fly […]

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Fairbanks man finds stray drone in his yard

Fairbanks man finds stray drone in his yard

by By Matt Buxton mbuxton@newsminer.com FAIRBANKS — Countless Frisbees and balls have gone over fences of neighbors, some to be recovered or returned, others lost forever. Now, you can add drones to that list. On Monday afternoon, Fairbanks resident Ed Trump discovered a wayward drone in the corner of his yard at his home just south of Airport Way and hopes to get it back to its owner. “I discovered […]

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