Turning drone races into a money-spinner

Turning drone races into a money-spinner

If video games can be a spectator sport, why not racing drones? SOME sports, such as wrestling and sprinting, claim long histories. They were portrayed in cave paintings thousands of years ago. Others are just lifting off. The racing of drones is, thus far, a niche activity, but several firms are betting on it. “Every person under the age of 13 either has a drone or wants one,” says Nick […]

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Drones, Citizen Science, and El Niño Monitoring of California’s Coastline

Drones, Citizen Science, and El Niño Monitoring of California’s Coastline

On January 25, 2016, a state of emergency was declared in Pacifica, California, after king tides and storm surge pummeled the coastline. Many of the apartments in Pacifica are hanging off of soft sandstone cliffs and are in danger of falling off. Photo taken January 26, 2016. Eric Cheng I’m writing about an exciting citizen science project that fits strongly into the “ Drones Are Good ” message—an idea many […]

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One thousand new business start ups in Stockton-on-Tees!

One thousand new business start ups in Stockton-on-Tees!

Taken: Friday 6th February 2016 STOCKTON Borough became home to 1,000 new start-up businesses in 2015, figures published by Tees Valley Unlimited show. RectrixAS pictured at there home at Fusion Hive. Byline: Dave Charnley Photography info@davecharnleyphotography.com Mobile: 07753 559235 STOCKTON Borough became home to 1,000 new start-up businesses in 2015, figures published by Tees Valley Unlimited show. Last year saw 1,000 private sector businesses in Stockton-on-Tees register with Companies House […]

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Drones could help predict tornadoes

Drones could help predict tornadoes

Essential question Why is weather prediction important? A multi-million dollar science grant will help researchers look at new ways to predict severe weather in Oklahoma where 100 tornadoes struck in just the past year. Four universities located in “Tornado Alley” — an area hit hard by violent twisters — won a $6 million National Science Foundation grant to study severe weather, including developing small weather-sensing drones. Researchers hope this will […]

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UK Do’d and Don’ts

UK Do’d and Don’ts

When it comes to the laws and rules when flying a drone in the UK, there are some specific things that you must keep in mind. Recently there has been a massive boom in not only the number of drones but the number of people applying for and attaining ​permits to fly their drone. There are obvious advantages ​to using a drone to film a scene or gather data. For […]

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