Emergency Workers Now Have Access to Military-Grade Drones

Emergency Workers Now Have Access to Military-Grade Drones

Written by MEREDITH RUTLAND BAUER Drones could soon be keeping an eye on us in the name of saving lives. A multi-company tech partnership is pairing military-grade surveillance technology with drones for first responders and emergency workers to use in the field. The idea is to give EMTs, traffic police and other clients an “eye in the sky” to help them respond to emergencies quicker. Drones from SICdrone, which focuses […]

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Drones could enhance Southeast Texas football practices

Drones could enhance Southeast Texas football practices

By David Thompson A hushed crowd gazed at the night sky in wonder. A gentle whirring was the only sound to interrupt the temporary silence that fell over Kirbyville’s excited homecoming crowd. Hovering 30 feet above the 50-yard line was a strange object, complete with eerie blue and red flashing lights. The teams moved to the sidelines as coach Greg Neece radioed up to the press box. An announcement came […]

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500 Intel drones dance in the night sky

500 Intel drones dance in the night sky

Intel’s new Shooting Star Drone is the latest UAV announcement from a company that is better known for its processors. The VP and GM of Intel’s UAV Segment explains why drones fit perfectly into the company’s global strategy. Intel is getting serious about drones, with a string of announcements about unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology. The company is known best for its processors, but the Internet of Things makes computers […]

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Can drones replace fireworks?

Can drones replace fireworks?

Intel drones offer light shows that could rival popular but dangerous explosives Courtesy of Intel On a cold October night in the quiet industrial town of Krailling, Germany, a single blinking drone flew into the air. The distant light was soon joined by 499 more, lighting up in the shape of the number 500. They then flew to new positions, this time spelling out the word “Intel.” The light show […]

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This Navy-funded drone is at home in sea and sky

This Navy-funded drone is at home in sea and sky

The prototype is being developed by Rutgers University in New Jersey. A prototype of Rutgers University’s amphibious drone being tested in a pool.Credit: Rutgers University We’ve all heard of amphibious cars, but what about amphibious drones? Researchers at Rutgers University took on the challenge of building an unmanned vehicle that can soar through the air and seamlessly transition to swim through the water. They call it the Naviator. Click here […]

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