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DJI’s Agras Drones are Being Deployed in the Fight Against M…

DJI’s Agras drones are being used by scientists in Tanzania to combat mosquito populations. The Agras MG-1S, typically adopted by farmers to spray pesticides over crops, is one element of a revolutionary attempt to fight Malaria. The equipment is being customized and used by entomologists in Zanzibar in a pilot …

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Intel Highlights Drone Safety With Bridge Inspection Case St…

This week the FAA is running a National Drone Safety Awareness campaign. As well as partnering with Know Before You Fly and the UAS Safety Team to reaffirm the rules of the skies, the aviation administration is looking for stories of how drones are being safely used in business contexts. Today …

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A Closer Look at the Partnership Between Vodafone and EHang

Any drone company with Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ambitions needs connectivity. Which is why the news of a partnership between EHang, the Chinese manufacturer behind the 184 passenger drone, and telecoms giant Vodafone, should come as no surprise. The former has an aerial system that’s completed manned test flights in …

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Commercial Drones FM: Ian Smith Talks Urban Air Mobility wit…

Listen to Ian Smith of Commercial Drones FM catch up with Travis Mason, VP and Head of Certification & Regulation, Urban Air Mobility at Airbus. Travis most recently was MC at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL Conference 2019—the largest global gathering of unmanned systems technology in the world. Travis previously was Chief of …

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Drone Pilot’s Family Take Evasive Action After He Spots a Sh…

Unprovoked shark attacks are incredibly rare, but for many years Florida has topped the global charts. That trend continued last year, with 16 shark attack cases in the Sunshine State representing 50% of the U.S. total and 24% worldwide. Still, statistically, you’ve got to be seriously, seriously unlucky to become …

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Singapore’s Changi Airport Reports 63 Flights Disrupted by D…

Two drone sightings over the last week, combined with bad weather, have led to 63 flights being effected at Singapore’s Changi Airport – one of the largest civiliant transportation hubs in Asia.  As well as being one of the busiest airports in the world, Changi is also consistently ranked as …

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Telefónica Combines Drones with IoT Sensors for Wildfire War…

The combination of drones and wildfires isn’t usually a productive one. Emergency teams tasked with fighting them are often disrupted by opportunistic aerial photographers. But the technology has also proved to be a useful situational awareness for fire crews. Drones can cover ground quickly and provide an indication of a …

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PwC Research: Public Perception a Barrier to Drone Adoption

We have long suspected that the generally negative public perception of drone technology isn’t good for business. Now, with the release of PwC’s research – Building trust in drones – we have some data to back that up. PwC’s latest UK research is based on a survey of the public …

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Spanish Architects Put Concrete-Spraying Drone to Work in Co…

Spanish architecture firm MuDD is combining drones and construction in a way we haven’t seen before. MuDD’s tethered drones are being used to spray a cement-like substance onto fabric to solidify lightweight structures. The team claims that the innovative method removes the need for expensive construction equipment. The technique could …

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Environmental Activists Consider Drone Disruption in London

Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has been causing disruption across the UK in recent months in an effort to draw attention to climate change and ecological breakdown. The group has taken action and held protests around the world. In the UK, those actions have mainly centred around civil disobedience, with …

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