Call to minimize drone impact on wildlife

Call to minimize drone impact on wildlife

University of Adelaide environmental researchers have called for a ‘code of best practice’ in using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for wildlife monitoring and protection, and other biological field research. The researchers, from the University’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) or Adelaide Drone Hub, say that drones are a useful tool for field research and their use is growing in popularity. But, they warn in a report published in the Cell […]

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FPV goggles feel like piloting a fighter jet

FPV goggles feel like piloting a fighter jet

FPV goggles feel like piloting a fighter jet Most UAVs on the market today have the ability to capture a live video feed, so you can see exactly what the camera’s seeing while you fly. But if you’ve ever tried reading your phone or tablet while you’re flying outside on a sunny day, you know firsthand how difficult it can be to see what’s happening on such a tiny little […]

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Agreement on Best Practices for Drone Use

Agreement on Best Practices for Drone Use

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER GROUP FINALIZES AGREEMENT ON BEST PRACTICES FOR DRONE USE Washington, DC – Today, a wide range of privacy groups and industry stakeholders participating in the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) Multi-Stakeholder process concerning privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) agreed on a set of best practices. The best practices are intended to encourage operators to use this technology in […]

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Drones Aren’t Planes

Drones Aren’t Planes

Drones Aren’t Planes Using the wrong metaphor for unmanned aerial vehicles can have serious policy implications. rones fly above us. Some of them look an awful lot like airplanes. They share space with airplanes and other aircraft. And, at least for now, drones are largely regulated like other aircraft. While drones have a particular set of flight rules, their regulation emerges from the history of aviation regulation and is the […]

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Disabling a drone its easier than you think

Disabling a drone its easier than you think

Disabling a drone its easier than you think Own a drone and want to have some fun with it? Then check out this tutorial from Make magazine that shows you how to build a device that’ll disable a drone in an instant. The technology uses a Wi-Fi jammer that will interrupt the connection between the drone and the controller. It can be quite effective at bringing down drones that use […]

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