Drones: Hobby or hazard?

Drones: Hobby or hazard?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Drones delivering pizzas or packages is what some believe is the future of drone use. But others fear the dangers drones present, such as being used as bombs or possibly causing a plane crash. As drones become increasingly popular, the Federal Aviation Administration is trying to figure out how to regulate them. The FAA proposed some new rules for drones, which should be finalized by spring. But it’s […]

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Who owns the sky? Property owners or drone users?

Who owns the sky? Property owners or drone users?

A tresspass action by a landowner against a drone user will serve to clarify real issues Late last month, the Irish Aviation Authority published the first draft of its proposed Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rocket Order. The legislation, if adopted, will apply to drones being used in the State and seeks to replace legislation from 2000 which currently governs the technology. The introduction of such legislation would undoubtedly represent […]

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7 Ways to Use Drones in the Classroom

7 Ways to Use Drones in the Classroom

I flew our shiny new drone up through the umbrellas on the quad, up past the roof of the gym, and into the low scattered clouds. The camera projected back to my iPhone, and I could see my school site in a totally different way. I saw the newly planted trees in our quad, the only green for miles in the Mondrian-like concrete grid that is our local community. The […]

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What drones can do for construction sites

What drones can do for construction sites

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 9.16.18 AM As Amar Hanspal, Autodesk senior vice president, sees it, construction sites are orchestras without conductors. It’s difficult to know immediately if the violin solo started at the right time, if the concrete truck is where it needs to be, or if that wall was built in the right place. Real-time awareness has long been a challenge on construction sites. Time and money are lost […]

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