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DroneSAR And DJI Bring Search And Rescue App To First Responders

Software Integrates Aerial Imagery Into Rescue Systems To Save Lives DJI and DroneSAR, the Irish tech start-up revolutionizing the search and rescue industry, on Thursday announced a new search and rescue app that seamlessly integrates a drone’s unique aerial perspective on life-and-death ...

NASA Is Flying A UAS Over Hurricane Matthew

NASA is using a drone to track Hurricane Matthew. The space agency said Friday that it is flying a Global Hawk UAS over huge storm swirls near Florida’s northeast coast.The RQ-4 Global Hawk is built for watching disasters unfold. The high-altitude, long endurance UAS can fly for over 34 ...

Verizon takes flight with airborne LTE operations

Verizon is taking its Internet of Things (IoT) initiative to the skies. The company announced its new Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) initiative designed to provide in-flight wireless connectivity.“In our view, no one else in the industry has taken the kind of holistic approach of extending the ...

Drones Will Uncover The History Of Humans In The Amazon

We mainly think of the Amazon as the world's largest rainforest and home to a remarkable amount of biodiversity, but humans have been living in and shaping the lush jungle for thousands of years. While we have a good understanding of how modern Amazonian peoples live and use the rainforest, ...

Drones Used To Monitor Bold Turtle Conservation Project On Great Barrier Reef Island

Raising the height of part of the world’s most important green turtle nesting site has helped researchers save precious eggs and hatchlings on Raine Island, north-west of Cairns.Eye-in-the-sky monitoring from drones deployed for the first time confirmed the success of the project, which ...

Zimbabwe, Malawi Welcome Anti-poaching Drones

Zimbabwe and Malawi are allowing flights by anti-poaching drones as part of an initiative supported by Google and the WWF conservation group.The drones, which resemble large model airplanes, have flown in South African wildlife areas and are part of the Air Shepherd program of the U.S.-based ...

DJI Documents Faster Search And Rescue Responses With Drones

DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, saidThursday that early search and rescue tests have found that a properly-equipped drone can find a missing person in a one-square-kilometer area within 20 minutes, more than 80 percent faster than traditional methods, but new software ...

This Company Beat Amazon To Drone Deliveries By Launching From A Truck

While Amazon is tussling with regulators over drone deliveries, one company has found a way to make the unmanned flying machines deliver packages today, by launching them out of the roof of a truck.U.S. firm Workhorse has created a system called “HorseFly” that has managed to stick to ...

Rwanda Readies Deployment of Life-Saving Drone Delivery System

This summer, small autonomous airplanes will begin carrying life-saving blood to 20 hospitals and healthcare centers across Western Rwanda, Africa, in one of the first-of-its-kind drone-based delivery demonstrations.The drone delivery system is part of a program envisioned by the Rwandan ...

Cyberhawk Working With SSE To Inspect Wind Turbines

In May 2016, Cyberhawk Innovations began flying unmanned aircraft systems to perform close visual wind turbine inspections.Cyberhawk is working with SSE Plc, one of the UK’s largest energy companies, to inspect more than 600 blades using UAS, according to a news release. UAS will be ...