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The Air Force Studied Falcons to Develop a Bio-Mimicking Drone Defense

Nature is full of keenly adapted predators, and one of the best animal hunters out there is the falcon. These skilled predators have been able to adapt to nearly every habitat on Earth, and have long been used by humans to hunt game from the sky. Now, the United States military thinks there’s even more to learn from these raptors. The US Air Force recently funded a study by Oxford University zoologists that aimed to understand how peregrine falcons hunt for prey, and to model their predatory behavior into bio-mimicking…

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China creates artificial rain with drones for first time

China has successfully created artificial rain using drones for the first time. Performed by Shaanxi Zhongtian Rocket Technology Company, the operation aims to perform cloud seeding to trigger precipitation under complex weather conditions. This operation highlights the potential for drone technology to be used in future rain enhancement operations, according to thepaper.cn. It is reported that the drone has an effective flight time of 125 to 250 minutes with a maximum payload of 50 kilograms. The unmanned aerial vehicle can be monitored and controlled in real-time from operators on the…

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The Potential Future in the drone industry is pointing to AI Drones New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

The Potential Future of AI Drones

For many, drones are simply a novel gadget, a fun toy to fly around the neighborhood, snapping aerial images or even spying on neighbors. Rapidly growing in popularity, the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) already have been purposed in a variety of scenarios, far beyond their use as robotic toys. In just a few years, drones have enhanced and redefined a variety of industries. They are used to quickly deliver goods, broadly study the environment and scan remote military bases. Drones have been employed in security monitoring, safety inspections, border surveillance…

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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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