The safest city in the world: Hammonds Plains author explores drones in dystopian novel

The safest city in the world: Hammonds Plains author explores drones in dystopian novel

Jim Kochanoff was watching drones zoom around the Halifax waterfront, taking photos of the Buskers, when he started imagining a world where there were cameras on every corner — capturing every moment in an attempt to keep residents safe. The Hammonds Plains author became fascinated with how drones have become more commonplace over the last couple of years, from military applications and aerial photography to same-day Amazon deliveries. “I was […]

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Drones for Peace: How Nikola Tesla Envisioned the Use of Unmanned Vehicles

Drones for Peace: How Nikola Tesla Envisioned the Use of Unmanned Vehicles

It appears that the ‘progenitor’ of the drone technology, Nikola Tesla, believed that drones would help to achieve peace on Earth. While it’s not widely known, the origins of unmanned vehicle technology can be traced back to the famous Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, as in 1898 he was granted a US patent for a “Method of and Apparatus for Controlling Mechanisms of Moving Vessels or Vehicles”, with the document covering […]

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Drone business ready to break into crop dusting

Drone business ready to break into crop dusting

A DJI Inspire drone owned by Integrated Precision Agriculture, LLC flys around the Register-Mail parking lot. Piloted by IPA owner David McDorman, the drone is being used to survey farms and will soon be used to spray pesticides around crops. CASEY MENDOZA/THE REGISTER-MAIL GALESBURG — Once it receives its final license, a local drone business plans to work with farmers to survey land and spray pesticides and fungicides.David McDorman, who […]

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Drone racing champs: Australia’s fastest crowned at weekend of speed

Drone racing champs: Australia’s fastest crowned at weekend of speed

By Jason Om When the goggles are on there is no use trying to awaken a drone enthusiast from the near-total immersion of a white-knuckle showdown between some of the fastest competitors in Australia. You can brush past them and they don’t notice. It is what some call their Zen moment. They are part of a hive mind in a way: Just like the drone pilots, spectators also wear goggles, […]

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Connected In The Air: Drones Take Flight For CNN Video, Amazon Delivery

Connected In The Air: Drones Take Flight For CNN Video, Amazon Delivery

The airspace below 400 ft. might see more devices flying soon with initiatives from Amazon, CNN and the White House. CNN recently launched its new CNN AIR division to expand news coverage to aerial perspectives, using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) like quadcopters with gyro-stabilized cameras on-board. The AIR unit, which CNN says is shortened from Aerial Imagery and Reporting, will employ two full-time flight operators, who will integrate the new […]

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Operation Airborne, nets one drug drone

Operation Airborne, nets one drug drone

phantom4 drug drop Over the weekend of Friday, 12 to Sunday, 14 August, officers from the Caledonian Neighbourhoods Policing Team and the Met’s Special Constabulary carried out patrols in the area of the prison as part of Operation Airborne. Operation Airborne has been set up to deter and catch offenders attempting to deliver contraband into prisons. During the early hours of Saturday, 13 August, officers observed a man acting suspiciously […]

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