Facebook builds drone for internet access

Facebook builds drone for internet access

by By Dave LeeNorth America technology reporter Facebook has built its own drone that will bring internet connectivity to remote parts of the world, the social network has announced. The drone – which has a wingspan of a Boeing 737 – will operate as high as 90,000 feet in the air, and can stay airborne for 90 days at a time. Facebook said the drones would be able to offer […]

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3DR Aero used to test delivery of blood samples

3DR Aero used to test delivery of blood samples

We’ve already heard about drones being used to deliver pharmaceuticals to patients in remote locations, but scientists from Johns Hopkins University and Uganda’s Makerere University are now looking at the other end of the picture – using them to deliver remotely-located patients’ blood samples to labs in larger centers. According to a proof-of-concept study conducted by the researchers, the little unmanned aircraft should be able to do the job just […]

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Drone training company to offer flight classes in Central New York

Drone training company to offer flight classes in Central New York

by Syracuse, N.Y. — A company that trains aerial drone pilots across the country is launching classes in Central New York. Dartdrones will offer a free, two-hour introductory class on Aug. 8. Its full-day classes cost $500 and cover a variety of drone-related topics. Registration for the free class is available online . The location will be announced later. Dates and registration information for the full-day classes are available on […]

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