Drones in the News

It Turns Out that Diamonds Could be a Drone’s Best Friend

LakeDiamond’s system is working toward producing a laser beam that can shine directly on the photovoltaic cells on the drone’s surface. (Copyright LakeDiamond) LakeDiamond is Swiss based company that manufactures very pure synthetic diamonds for industrial and commercial uses.  They have announced recently that they are developing technology that would …

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DJI Supports UK UTM Tests

Much has been made about the need for an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system if we are to explore the potential of drone technology. The concept covers a range of capabilities that together could further integrate drones into the national airspace. Among them are the ability to identify drones remotely, …

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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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