Duke Launches New Facility for Use of Drones in Marine Science

Duke Launches New Facility for Use of Drones in Marine Science

by Duke University has opened a new research and training facility for the use of unmanned aircraft systems – commonly referred to as drones – in marine science and conservation. The Marine Conservation Ecology Unmanned Systems Facility is located at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, N.C. It flew its first operational missions earlier this month to support University of North Carolina researchers who were mapping nesting beaches and […]

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The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px Source: DroneBlog.com Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use. It’s safe to say that DJI broke through whatever “glass ceiling” was at the top of this industry over the past year or two, and countless companies have followed them through the hole… even GoPro officially announced that […]

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Drone business picking speed with a startup in Modesto

Drone business picking speed with a startup in Modesto

by Bianca Graulau, The commercial drone industry is taking off, and Drone for Hire founder Thomas Davis wants to use the technology to help business owners, like farmers, work more efficiently. “It allows farmers to survey large area of land in a very small amount of time,” Davis said. Walking the field to examine the soil could take several days. Davis can capture the images he needs within hours. “So, […]

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Drone operators blast ‘irresponsible and selfish’ flight that grounded firefighters

Drone operators blast ‘irresponsible and selfish’ flight that grounded firefighters

by CBC News Drone experts are fuming about the stray drone that grounded eight helicopters and five skimmers — that were fighting a wildfire in British Columbia’s southern Interior — for up to five hours on Sunday. Whoever flew the unmanned aircraft over the Testalinden Creek fire is “irresponsible and selfish in my mind,” said drone operator and instructor Sterling Cripps. “You have to be trained … Someone flying in […]

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