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CSI From Above: Drone Mapping vs. terrestrial laser scanners

CSI From Above: Drone Mapping vs. terrestrial laser scanners

In the drone industry, it is taken nearly as gospel that small uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) will allow people to do their jobs better, safer, and faster than whatever the traditional method happens to be—especially when it comes to public safety. However, if you are making decisions that have financial consequences or lives on the […]
ThereCraft Delivery Drone [VIDEO]

ThereCraft Delivery Drone [VIDEO]

This flying-wing drone, dubbed “YCS17,”  has a compartment for transporting items and a release mechanism to drop its payload. This type of aircraft can fly faster and for longer distances than a pure rotor-propelled drone. Here it is: We achieved the perfect payload release: pic.twitter.com/Khr3ifIKmx — ThereCraft (@therecraft__) December 10, 2019  

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Making Money in Agriculture

Making Money in Agriculture

In these terrific videos, the Roswell Flight Test Crew explores the use of drones in agriculture with Dr. Gregory Crutsinger of Scholar Farms. An ecologist by training, Greg worked previously as a professor at the University of British Columbia before moving to Silicon Valley to advance the use of drones in agriculture. He was employed […]
Terra Drone Tests Ground Penetrating Radar

Terra Drone Tests Ground Penetrating Radar

Terra Drone Indonesia is testing a drone equipped with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), with PT Airborne Geophysics Indonesia and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Geophysics Lab. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is one of the tools needed to model soil structure.  In this trial, the drone carrying the GPR sensor was flown over tunnels and underground […]

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Navy Drones Supply MREs and Ammo

Navy Drones Supply MREs and Ammo

While we aren’t downplaying the importance of drones delivering your pizza in record time, the Navy has found a critical role for “fast food” UAVs: bringing MREs and ammunition to its forces. Last month at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, the Navy held a Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (TRUAS) competition for drones could autonomously […]
Flying Cellphone Tower?

Flying Cellphone Tower?

Tech giants including Google and Facebook have spent years trying to figure out how to bring the internet to billions of people who still lack a reliable connection. Now, an American startup has come up with its own plan. Telelift is an attempt to create a “flying cellphone tower.” It uses drones the size of a […]

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Tread Lightly!

Tread Lightly!

Tread Lightly! leads a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten individuals’ sense of good stewardship. Offering a myriad of programs, trainings and educational material, Tread Lightly wants to help educate recreationists across the nation on the importance of (as the name implies), treading lightly including […]
Ice Cream Now – Drone Delivery Service

Ice Cream Now – Drone Delivery Service

Terra Drone Corporation and the British-Dutch transnational consumer goods giant Unilever have joined forces to explore drone-delivery of ice creams in New York. In a program undertaken at Unilever’s recent annual investor event,Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cups were delivered to a pre-decided destination by drone. The demo was conducted as part of Unilever’s ice […]

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Swiss Post Up & Flying (Again)

Swiss Post Up & Flying (Again)

The Swiss Post delivery system has resumed after being suspended in August 2019 for two drone crashes. After a review by an independent board of experienced aviation specialists, Michel Guillaume, one of the members of the review board, said, “Swiss Post and Matternet [the U.S. company that maintains the fleet] maintain high safety standards and […]
Fly By Night: Training for after-dark flying with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fly By Night: Training for after-dark flying with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

It is embarrassing—bordering on painful—to learn an obvious lesson in front of your colleagues, especially when your colleagues are literally the best in the world at what they do. Nevertheless, that was the situation I managed to create for myself during a recent trip to Prescott, Arizona. This incident unfolded amid heady circumstances. I had […]
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