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Yuneec Named as CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree

It’s almost time for CES, the Consumer Electronics Show that takes over Las Vegas every January. The event is usually the place to go for new product launches, tech demo’s and all things future related. Last week the Consumer Technology Association announced the CES 2019 Innovation Honorees, a kind of best-in-class list of companies …

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Air Shepherd Sends Update From Anti-Poaching Efforts in Bots…

When you think about organizations using drones for good in Africa, the first that springs to mind is probably Zipline. The California startup has been delivering medical supplies across rural Rwanda and is setting up a similar network in Tanzania. But drone technology is also being harnessed to save the …

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Study: Drones and Thermal Cameras Can Protect Endangered Mar…

Findings from a study conducted in New Zealand and the UK suggests that drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras could be used to locate and protect endangered Maui and Hector’s dolphins in New Zealand. The application could also be used for conservation measures for other marine mammal species around the …

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Dubai Lifeguards Get a Helping Hand From ‘Flying Rescuer’ Dr…

Drones and emergency situations go well together, particularly when first responders need to locate people in need despite poor visibility and challenging terrain. More often than not the applications we’ve seen involve mountain rescues, locating people who are lost, stranded or injured in the wilderness. This EENA and DJI SAR mission in …

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Disney Publishes Work On Spray-Painting Drone

Cutting edge aviation and painting are not two things you’d readily associate with Disney, so it’s a little strange that this week the media giant has published work outlining a combination of the two. Disney’s “system for autonomous spray painting using a UAV” has been designed to eventually be suitable …

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Back Market Starts Selling Refurbished Drones

As drones get easier to fly and aerial photography from around the world continues to go viral, more and more people want in on the action. And that means more retailers are vying to be drone distribution points, too. As we’ve seen before with the likes of Fat Lama, plenty …

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DJI Masters Series Kicks Off With Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Drone manufacturer DJI has appointed French aerial photographer and film director Yann Arthus-Bertrand one of three DJI ‘Masters’. The French artist, whose work includes ‘The Earth From Above’ – a United Nations-supported collection of photo essays that has sold more than 4 million copies – has been using DJI equipment while shooting his …

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DJI, EENA & Black Channel Release SAR Drone Study Findings

Drones are increasingly being adopted by public safety teams and first responders. A study out this week from DJI, the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) and Irish research firm Black Channel, shows why that trend is set to continue. And research like this is important. You’ll struggle to find an emergency service anywhere …

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