From a Tool to a Competitive Advantage

From a Tool to a Competitive Advantage

Lessons from Pinball When I was 17, my dad gave me a 1932 pinball machine. For the longest time, I didn’t know anything about its background, but recently, I became curious and began to research. What I discovered fascinated me. I was surprised to discover how closely my pinball machine’s history relates to the work that I do to help companies that are trying to leverage drones as a competitive […]

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Turning Dragonflies Into Drones

Turning Dragonflies Into Drones

The DragonflEye project equips the insects with solar-powered backpacks that control their flight By Emily Matchar If “dragonfly drones wearing tiny backpacks” doesn’t say “the future is here,” what does? A project called DragonflEye , conducted by the research and development organization Draper in conjunction with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is turning the insects into hybrid drones. Live dragonflies are equipped with backpacks containing navigation systems, which tap directly […]

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Drones Could Provide Better Weather Data

Drones Could Provide Better Weather Data

NASA drones could provide better weather data Currently, the highest-profile example of a high-altitude unmanned aircraft is Alphabet X’s Project Loon, which is testing the use of balloons and other unmanned aircraft to provide internet access for much of the developing world. But NASA scientists are looking to develop another beneficial use of high-altitude unmanned aircraft: a glider that would hopefully gather more accurate weather data, reports Engadget. The data […]

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Calling All Drone Rookies: The Unmanned Experts FAA Part 107 Academy for New UAS Operators is Back in March

Calling All Drone Rookies: The Unmanned Experts FAA Part 107 Academy for New UAS Operators is Back in March

unmanned experts course Denver – The roadblocks are gone. Thanks to the FAA’s issuance of Part 107 regulations for small unmanned aircraft (sUAS/drone) operations last August, all it takes is about two hours at an accredited FAA test center to pass the Part 107 exam and qualify for a commercial “Remote Pilot Airman Certificate.” But: exam takers must be prepared to demonstrate that they are ready to operate safely and […]

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Drone Racing League Gets Validation

Drone Racing League Gets Validation

Just over one year into existence, and the Drone Racing League has signed its first title sponsor for its race circuit. The New York-based league has signed a five-year partnership with German insurer Allianz; the companies will produce the Allianz World Championship races later this year. “It’s our largest commercial relationship to date,” explained Nicholas Horbaczewski, chief executive and founder of Drone Racing League. “It brings this undeniable proof point […]

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