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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 ...

Exxon Is Using Drones To Scout For Whales

  Drones are quickly becoming a game-changer in the oil and gas industry, as the flying robots perform otherwise costly and dangerous inspections of pipelines, offshore rigs and refineries. Exxon Mobil Corp. is one of many major oil companies using drones in its oil-and-gas product...

Scientists Counting Sea Turtles With Drones

  A team of researchers are conducting their annual sea turtle survey at the coast this summer.  But this year, they have a new tool to give them a bird’s eye view.  Drones equipped with cameras fly over the water and capture images of sea turtles from above. The Federal ...