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Drone Rangers: Thousands Of Lives Will Be Saved By Drones In The Next 5 Years

April 1st, 2019 | by The Beam

Once thought of as a niche toy for early adopters, drones can now be found buzzing over parks, in select cities, and are even being increasingly used for video production as the popularity of aerial photography soars. However, drones aren’t only for fun and entertainment, and the high-pitched hum of their spinning propellers could replace the wail of ambulance sirens for global citizens as drones are put to work for humanitarian purposes

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Drones Can Speed Up Traffic Accident Analysis To Make Driving Safer

January 17th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at Purdue University say that using drones to conduct traffic accident investigations could reduce the time to complete the process dramatically and reduce deaths and injuries from secondary accidents caused by traffic slowdowns and blockages.

Drones & AI Used To Quickly Inspect Wind Turbines

September 6th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The French drone software startup Sterblue's technology employs drones and AI to conduct inspections of industrial infrastructure like power lines, power towers and wind turbines. Drones can be programmed to get up close to wind turbines and record high-quality images in relatively little time. The images are then analyzed for defects or potential problems using

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Microbes, Drones, & AI May Be Keys To Farms Of The Future

March 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the University of Arkansas, in cooperation with Glennoe Farms, is devising new methods for enhancing the amount of active carbon in farm lands. More active carbon means higher yields with less fertilizer and fewer pesticides.

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These Drones Plant Trees & Deliver Profits

February 3rd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

 BioCarbon Engineering, an ecosystem restoration company.has developed a 30-pound unmanned aerial vehicle nicknamed “Robin.” It can fly over the most rugged landscapes on earth, planting trees in precise locations at the rate of 120 per minute

Portugal Aiming To Introduce “Free Zones” For Self-Driving Vehicles & Drones

November 4th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The government of Portugal is now planning to introduce "free zones" in certain parts of the country where self-driving vehicle and drone tech can be deployed and tested more easily through the use of special regulations and investment incentives, Portugal's industry secretary has revealed

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Amazon Wants To Charge Electric Cars With Drones

October 23rd, 2017 | by The Beam

Step in Amazon, with an alternative and potentially revolutionary solution -- charging by drones, on the move. Earlier this month the company was granted a patent for this very thing

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Drones Are Key To Designing Solar Arrays Of The Future

March 1st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Designing new solar farms has gone hi-tech. It now uses drones to map the area and advanced computer modeling to orient the solar panels correctly and squeeze as many of them as possible into the available space

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Drones & Robots Help Increase Solar Farm Efficiency

October 25th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Drones and robots are being used more regularly to help build and maintain solar installations. SunPower is one of the leaders in using this new technology. It is about to begin construction of its new “Oasis” power plants in North America and China

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