How the drone went from the latest must have tech toy to a billion-dollar cultural phenomenon

How the drone went from the latest must have tech toy to a billion-dollar cultural phenomenon

Of the many technologies to have captured our imaginations over the last five years, there have been few with such lofty aspirations as drones. These high-tech flying machines have opened up new cultural pastimes which bring together hobbyist enthusiasm and a simple human curiosity to take to the skies. Click here to view original web page at thedronenews.com

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QuestUAV Drones Reliable and Accurate Tools for Coastal Monitoring

QuestUAV Drones Reliable and Accurate Tools for Coastal Monitoring

The Urgency to Measure Coastal Erosion Protecting coasts from erosion is a global mission. In the UK alone, the British Geological Survey states that across England and Wales 113 000 residential properties, 9000 commercial properties and 5000 hectares of agricultural land are within areas potentially at risk of coastal erosion. Mitigating the effects of climate change requires coastal protection studies and coastal protection measures. As every planner knows, though, this […]

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Midwest Startup A Flying Success

Midwest Startup A Flying Success

Drones For Farmers Makes Midwest Startup A Flying Success There was a time when the idea of spraying insecticide and fertilizer on crops from the air seemed farfetched. Today airplanes do exactly that. Now the agricultural industry is considering another type of airborne vehicle — drones. More farmers are using the unmanned aircraft systems to maximize the efficiency of agriculture, increasing crop yields at reduced cost, effort and impact on […]

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See Lady Gaga’s flying dress at this new exhibit on drones

See Lady Gaga’s flying dress at this new exhibit on drones

Photograph: Greggory Pace/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock Expect to here a lot of buzz this spring over a new exhibit about drones at The Intrepid Air & Space Museum —thanks, in no small part, to a “flying” dress designed for Lady Gaga that will serve as the show’s centerpiece. New York is no stranger to drones , of course, but aside from knowing that drones can deliver missiles (and hopefully, someday, packages from Amazon) […]

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Using Drones for Emergency Management

Using Drones for Emergency Management

By Allison G.S. Knox With new technology comes a variety of applications that can have tremendous benefits to organizations, society – and, of course, the way we handle emergency management. Technology gives emergency management a new way of handling the given crisis, and perhaps, a new perspective for how to use resources a bit more effectively. Drones have been in the news a lot lately with some of the policies […]

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Will Your Next Job Be Piloting Drones?

Will Your Next Job Be Piloting Drones?

With commercial use expected to surge, would-be operators have more options for training. by TIFFANY KELLY Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its requirements for flying drones that weigh under 55 pounds. The rules state that the pilot must keep the drone in sight at all times, not exceed 100 miles per hour, and operate the drone only during daylight hours. Pilots must also report accidents that result […]

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Drone Patent Features Foldable Wings

Drone Patent Features Foldable Wings

Amazon’s Latest Drone Patent Features Foldable Wings For Flippable Flight Amazon has sought patents for hitchhiking drones , mini-drones that can sit on shoulders , drones that assemble themselves like Lego toys – and now drones that flip their wings to go from vertical to horizontal flight. The hybrid foldable-wing design is covered in a patent that was published on Tuesday , following up on an application filed back in […]

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Drone That Clings To Your Phone

Drone That Clings To Your Phone

The Selfly drone and its smartphone case (Credit: Selfly) Drone That Clings To Your Phone When it comes to consumer drones, a lot of people simply want something that lets them take high-angle selfies … and if that “something” is easy to carry, so much the better. If you’re one of those people, then you might like the Selfly. It’s a camera-equipped flat-bodied drone that attaches to an accompanying smartphone […]

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Future of Unmanned Flight Approaches

Future of Unmanned Flight Approaches

What drones may come: The future of unmanned flight approaches The once-small community of drone hobbyists has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016 especially, significant technology improvements and regulatory clarity have paved the way for even more dramatic changes in the coming years. Among the biggest adopters of drones, and experimenters with them, have been universities . As the director of the University of California system’s Center of Excellence […]

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The 4K DJI Drone Shootout

The 4K DJI Drone Shootout

YouTuber, filmmaker and, more recently, CNN employee Casey Neistat is back with another drone review. After a bit of a gaff last time , Neistat is starting fresh by comparing three of the most popular 4K drones on the market: the DJI Mavic Pro, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, and the DJI Inspire 1 Pro. Neistat picked these drones because they are incredibly popular and perfectly represent the three tiers […]

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