NYC’s firefighters will use drones to make their jobs safer

NYC’s firefighters will use drones to make their jobs safer

New York City’s firefighters have a new ally that could help keep them safe: drones . They’ve begun testing a small, fire-engine red unmanned aerial vehicle that can take both standard and infrared images and videos. The $85,000 machine will send footage to commanders in real-time, giving them the information they need to quickly come up with the best possible response. The fire department typically sends out tactical personnel equipped […]

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Edible drones will deliver aid to disaster zones

Edible drones will deliver aid to disaster zones

by Alice MacGregor The vehicle has been built to be dropped with extremely high accuracy into zones in need of emergency food rations, such as remote, difficult or war-torn areas. The current format for this type of delivery involves military aircraft dropping rations using parachutes, but Gifford argued that this system is expensive and often wasteful. Gifford explained that people in disaster zones are delivered a humanitarian daily ration (HDR), […]

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After discussion, drone-use proposal will be presented at Tenafly school board meeting

After discussion, drone-use proposal will be presented at Tenafly school board meeting

In this June 11, 2015, file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers in Cordova, Md. The Tenafly Board of Education plans to propose a policy restricting the use of drones over and on school property. TENAFLY – The Board of Education plans to introduce a policy restricting the use of […]

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