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5 Times Drones Saved Lives

5 Times Drones Saved Lives

When we think about drones, what usually comes to mind are beautiful camera shots we’ve seen in the movies or online. Or the funny video when a drone lost its camera at a festival. Some might get excited about 30-minute Amazon deliveries with Amazon Air. But there is more to drones than cool shots and flying packages. Drones are helping […]
Taking the Temperature of Cattle

Taking the Temperature of Cattle

Could drones help reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock? Researchers at Texas A&M University are hoping that using drones equipped with thermal cameras can take the temperature of herd animals to help monitor the health of cattle. Brent Auvermann, director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo, said Monday afternoon […]

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Drone At Work: Duboistown Fire & EMS

Drone At Work: Duboistown Fire & EMS

When the Duboistown Fire and EMS encountered incidents in 2016 when a drone would have been useful, Fire Chief Paul McKinley and Firefighter Paul Vavra decided to start a drone program. Their department is the only volunteer fire department in all of Lycoming County, Pennslyvania with a COA. The department also uses 2 Part 107 […]
Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox

Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox

Delivery drones are all over the news, but no one has solved some of the practical issues with getting packages via air, like a designated landing spot. Enter Valqari, a Chicago-based start-up and its patented Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox, a universal drone receptacle for package delivery and pick-up. Backed with a strong international patent portfolio, […]

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Finding Buried Treasure

Finding Buried Treasure

Buried treasure is often the stuff of legend, but that didn’t stop PrecisionHawk from recently traveling more than 7,000 miles to hunt for buried treasure in the Philippines left by the Japanese during World War II. Working alongside the History Channel on a show called Lost Gold of World War II, a production company called Ample […]
Flying FLIR’s Black Hornet

Flying FLIR’s Black Hornet

Just 6.6 inches long, it may look like a toy, but the Black Hornet is a serious tool for U.S. soldiers. It can fly for 25 minutes with a range of 1.24 miles. The unit has swappable batteries and can handle light rain and winds gusting over 20mph. The camera resolution is does not rival […]

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UPS Lab Sample Delivery

UPS Lab Sample Delivery

Medical staff at WakeMed Health & Hospitals are testing a new way to transport lab samples across the health system’s Raleigh, N.C., facilities: drones. The program, part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s pilot program to assess drone use for various applications, kicked off in August. Spearheaded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the first […]
UPS Embraces Drone Delivery

UPS Embraces Drone Delivery

UPS is launching drones to carry medical samples to their destination in North Carolina in first of its kind delivery system A drone will regularly deliver medical samples at a campus in North Carolina Will fly as much as 12.8 miles at a time, will be first regular commercial use in US Laws governing drones […]

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Echodyne Rapid Deployment Kit

Echodyne Rapid Deployment Kit

Looking for a lightweight, transportable solution that’s easy to set up? The just-released Rapid Deployment Kit fits in a Pelican 1620 case, can be set up and running in less than 5 minutes and is extremely easy to operate in typical field locations. Here’s the scoop from Echodyne: Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars […]
Drone Turns Scarecrow in Vineyard

Drone Turns Scarecrow in Vineyard

Marauding birds can be a curse at wine vintage time, but a new counter measure in the form of a high-tech drone is being trialled in Hunter, Hilltops and Orange vineyards. Led by Sydney University School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering PhD candidate Zi Wang, the trial uses an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that […]
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