6 wild uses for drones that aren’t just photography

6 wild uses for drones that aren’t just photography

With drones now stocked on shelves at the Apple Store AAPL, +1.63% Best Buy BBY, +1.60% and Target TGT, -0.93% among other retailers, it’s no surprise that the government expects a million drones to be sold this holiday season. But what do they actually do, besides take photos of your family picnic or trip to the beach? Turns out, a lot. From collecting the cloud of spray exhaled by whales […]

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Standardized Rating System For Drones

Standardized Rating System For Drones

The system would make it easier to understand a drone’s capabilities Drone safety experts are considering a rating system for drones that would show what a particular craft could do and where it would be appropriate to fly it. “It’s sort of an Underwriters Lab for drones,” said Parimal Kopardekar, head of NASA’s NextGen Airspace Project, referring to the old safety testing organization now known as UL. Kopardekar said the […]

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Bebop 2: This should be the drone on everybody’s Christmas wish list this year

Bebop 2: This should be the drone on everybody’s Christmas wish list this year

Despite how creepy, dangerous, and complicated people perceive them to be, drones are expected to be one of the most popular gifts this holiday season . CEO Henri Seydoux flies the Bebop 2 during a press conference. The US Federal Aviation Administration projects 1 million of such devices under Christmas trees come December, and Parrot is hoping a good chunk of them will be its new Bebop 2 quadcopter. Taking […]

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