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FAA Approval Paves Way for Disney World Drone Show

Originally posted on Travel Pulse on November 7, 2016 The night sky above Walt Disney World will soon be buzzing with excitement. And drones. The FAA has approved Disney’s request to allow unmanned drones to fly over both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. The new approval means that Disney can move ahead with all [...]

2017-01-18T15:47:30+00:00January 18th, 2017|News|

New Generation of Underwater Drones Makes Waves for “Citizen Scientists”

Originally posted on cbsnews.com on November 2, 2016 Underwater drones are opening up a whole new frontier of exploration. The lightweight vehicles can zip along coral reefs, explore marine life and even go inside shipwrecks. The remote-controlled drones cut through the water like a fish and can turn on a dime.   “Trident” is the newest model [...]

2017-01-18T15:40:20+00:00January 18th, 2017|News|

Drones Take Off in Plant Ecological Research

Originally posted on phys.org on October 31, 2016 Long-term, broad-scale ecological data are critical to plant research, but often impossible to collect on foot. Traditional data-collection methods can be time consuming or dangerous, and can compromise habitats that are sensitive to human impact. Micro-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, eliminate these data-collection pitfalls by flying over [...]

2017-01-18T15:29:56+00:00January 18th, 2017|News|

Four Reasons Why Drones, Not Driverless Cars, Are The Future Of Autonomous Navigation

By Gregory S. McNeal Originally posted on Forbes on October 24, 2016 This article is coauthored with Daniel Rubio, CTO of AirMap and the former CTO of road-mapping platform for autonomous vehicles HERE. Last Wednesday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a new advisory committee on autonomous vehicles. The committee’s mission: develop recommendations for how automated technology [...]

2016-12-21T16:28:05+00:00December 21st, 2016|News|

New Technology Powers Drones Wirelessly

By Donald Krambeck Originally posted on allaboutcircuits.com on October 9, 2016 Longer Drone Flight Times (without Additional Weight) Most drones you can buy normally have an operation time of around 10 to 40 minutes depending on the size of the drone and the capacity of the battery. Ideally, one wants to extend the flight operation time without [...]

2016-12-21T16:24:38+00:00December 21st, 2016|News|

Drone Flies As Both Biplane And Helicopter Using One Propeller

By Jon Fingas Originally posted on Engadget on October 2, 2016 The DelftAcopter could be the perfect aircraft for remote rescue operations. There are helicopter drones and fixed-wing drones, but creating a hybrid of both is tricky. Even Parrot's Swing, as clever as it is, needs four propellers and elaborate wings to pull off its stunt. However, [...]

2016-12-21T16:15:28+00:00December 21st, 2016|News|

Fuel Cells Set To Power Up The Drone Industry

By Marcel Sangsari Originally posted on CBC News on September 25, 2016 Just as their commercial use begins to spread, fuel-cell technology is improving the way drones are powered Canadian companies are placing big bets on a better way of powering drones. So far these stealthy units — long used by military forces for intelligence-gathering, surveillance and striking targets — have been powered [...]

2016-12-21T16:11:19+00:00December 21st, 2016|News|

7 Drone-Based Business Ideas For 2017

By David Mercer Originally posted on VentureBeat on October 23, 2016 Drones have arrived. We’ve seen a plethora of ideas springing up around drones and their potential uses for business – aerial surveying and reporting, real estate assessment, wedding photos, sports action photos, to name a few. And with plenty of new software and hardware coming out [...]

2016-12-21T16:07:11+00:00December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Getting a New Drone This Holiday Season? The FAA Has Made a Video Just For You

By Trevor Mogg Originally posted on Digital Trends on November 27, 2016   Quadcopters were one of last holiday season’s hot-ticket items, and with even more affordable and feature-rich machines hitting the market over the last 12 months, this year looks set to be no different. Whether it’s existing drone pilots upgrading their remotely controlled copters, or [...]

2016-12-21T16:02:47+00:00December 21st, 2016|News|