Critical Role - Drones for Agricultural Research in Ohio Commercial Drone Applications New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Critical Role – Drones for Agricultural Research in Ohio

(TNS) –– The Springfield Beckley-Municipal Airport now has a new hangar for unmanned aircraft and precision agriculture. The new hangar, the Clark State-Ohio Center for Precision Agriculture, is a part of a $1.2 million project to build 10 new hangars at the airport. It will be used for precision agriculture, which uses technology such as drones, GPS and other sensors to improve farming efficiency. The agriculture and food industry is estimated to contribute $105 billion to the state’s economy, according to the Ohio Farm Bureau. Clark State Community College works…

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Reaping the Commercial Benefits of Safe Drone Technology New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Reaping the benefits of safe drone technology

When a Maine fire chief used his hobby drone to drop a life vest to two boys trapped by raging waters he not only saved two young lives, he demonstrated the positive potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). UAS technology, or Drones, has evolved much the same as computers, which went from room-sized machines operated by NASA to laptops and then smart phones carried around in our pockets. Not long ago, only the military flew drones—in combat zones. Today, Americans are flying many types of hobby drones and companies are…

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AT&T's LTE Drones Are Providing Cellular Service to People in Puerto Rico Commercial Drone Applications Drones In The News New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

AT&T’s LTE Drones Are Providing Cellular Service to People in Puerto Rico

AT&T Provides Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico Like most decent human beings, we’re all about helping those in need. So, we can all agree that AT&T’s newest move in aiding a ravaged Puerto Rico is not only generous, but it’s awesome and innovative. The marriage of the most popular autonomous vessel and AT&T’s claim to fame has produced their newest bundle of joy: the Flying COW. No, we’re not talking about an aerial bovine. It’s AT&T’s ‘Cell on Wings’, a drone capable of an simultaneously supporting up to 8,000 people….

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British 'zapper' destroys 500 ISIS drones on the frontline in Iraq and Syria by jamming their radars Anti-drone Technology New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

British ‘zapper’ destroys 500 ISIS drones on the frontline in Iraq and Syria by jamming their radars

A British ‘zapper’ has helped American troops destroy at least 500 ISIS drones on the frontline in Iraq and Syria, it has emerged. The zapper – a £1.5million Anti-UAV Defence System technology – can detect and jam drone signals, essentially taking control over the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the ability to send it crashing to the ground. A mixture of technology has been used to produce the device, developed in 2015 by three British companies – Blighter Surveillance Systems in Essex, Chess Dynamics in West Sussex and Enterprise Control…

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UW spinout WiBotic unveils its PowerPad wireless charging system for drones Drone Products and Reviews New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

UW spinout WiBotic unveils its PowerPad wireless charging system for drones

Seattle-based WiBotic today took the wraps off an integrated wireless charging pad for drones, as well as an onboard charger that weighs just 1.6 ounces. The two new products are part of the University of Washington spinout’s strategy to provide a system for charging up robotic aerial vehicles as they go about their business, untouched by human hands. The plug-and-play system is set up to send power wirelessly at short range from the pad’s transmitter to the charger’s receiver. Then the transmission is converted into electricity for a drone’s batteries….

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DJI's New AeroScope Helps Track and Identify Drones in the Air Drone Products and Reviews New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

DJI’s New AeroScope Helps Track and Identify Drones in the Air

DJI has unveiled AeroScope, a new technology aimed at tracking and identifying DJI drones from afar. The new receiver will be able to identify the registration numbers of drones and plot them on a map using the existing communication links between a drone and its controller. “As drones have become an everyday tool for professional and personal use, authorities want to be sure they can identify who is flying near sensitive locations or in ways that raise serious concerns,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI’s Vice President for Policy and Legal Affairs….

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Flying drones could lead to future jobs Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Flying drones could lead to future jobs

GLADSTONE state school students have put their drone-flying skills to the test at CQUniversity’s Gladstone campus as part of a Gladstone Regional Council project. The program marked the end of a 12-month community resilience project funded by the State Government as part of the CAT C ex-Cyclone Marcia initiative. Gladstone Regional Council strategic community inclusion officer Luis Arroyo said drone use in regional schools meant students do not need to travel to capital cities to access such technology. “The identified need was that regional and remote kids do not have…

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Using drones to charge your EV while you're driving is Amazon's latest idea Commercial Drone Applications New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Using drones to charge your EV while you’re driving is Amazon’s latest idea

Why it matters to you We’re sure someone will eventually find a solution to banish range anxiety, but we’re not sure this is it. Whether or not Amazon’s R&D team comes up with most of its ideas during Friday night drinks is immaterial. The reality is that, possibly on a Monday morning, it files those ideas with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and, after a period of time, the USPTO grants Amazon the patent. Some of those patents will be forgotten by the Seattle-based company over time…

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Commercial Drone Setbacks Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Why Commercial Use of Drones Just Hit a Major Setback

A critical advisory group on regulating the commercial uses of drones failed to reach a consensus on recommended security safeguards, likely hampering the development of the U.S. market for using larger remote piloted aircraft. The group of about 70 industry and law enforcement experts reported to the Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month that it split over what types of drones should be subject to tracking requirements, the Wall Street Journal reported. The report has not been made public. Companies are already using the unmanned aircraft to perform all sorts…

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Thirteen Innovative Ways Humans Use Drones Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Thirteen Innovative Ways Humans Use Drones

Humans are limited. We can’t fly, breathe underwater, or survive in high temperatures. So we’ve left much of our scientific endeavors to instruments that extend and collect information beyond our senses, like seismometers that detect waves moving through Earth, lidar instruments that can measure elevation, and sensors that can determine the salinity of the oceans. Increasingly, a new technology is furthering scientists’ ability to capture Earth’s vast, unreachable spaces: drones. These remote-controlled vehicles—sometimes called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV)—can travel to hazardous places humans try to…

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