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zdnet.com - Jo Best - Robots, drones and surveillance apps: The unexpected future of medicine
Robots, drones and surveillance apps: The unexpected future of medicine
ZDNet

Healthcare has often been sat on the sidelines when it comes to digital innovations. Part of that is because these services are often under-funded and what resources they do have are channelled into front-line care as much as possible. But it's…

singularityhub.com - How Drones and Aerial Vehicles Could Change Cities
How Drones and Aerial Vehicles Could Change Cities
Singularity Hub

Drones, personal flying vehicles, and air taxis may be part of our everyday life in the very near future. Drones and air taxis will create new means of mobility and transport routes. Drones will be used for surveillance, delivery, and in the…

news24.com - Andrew Thompson - PARTNER CONTENT - Crop protection company using drones to see problems before they develop
Crop protection company using drones to see problems before they develop
News24

Farmers have been waging battles against weeds and pests since ancient times. The campaign is won or lost in crop yields and the farmer's profits determined accordingly. As demand and competition grow, every single tree counts. Fortunately, never…

uasvision.com - The Editor - XAG Drones Increase Sugar Yield in South Africa
XAG Drones Increase Sugar Yield in South Africa
UAS VISION

Drones, with specialty spraying technology, was deployed for a recent sugarcane ripening trail in South Africa, showing an evident increase in the amount of sugar extracted from these canes. This might signal a potential improvement in profit…

globalvillagespace.com - News Desk - Pakistan uses drones to fight off locust-led crisis
Pakistan uses drones to fight off locust-led crisis
Global Village Space

Pakistan announces manufacturing of drones to fight off impending locust crisis. Locusts are a bad omen for the agrarian economy, because they have destructive effects on the ripe crops, which then causes a food shortage in the mostly low-income…

kfyrtv.com - Emmeline Ivy - NDDOT using drones for flood season
NDDOT using drones for flood season
KFYR

Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:51 PM CDT|Updated: moments ago BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The North Dakota Department of Transportation received waivers at the end of March, allowing for the use of drones in emergency response. The Department tested the…

armytimes.com - Zach England - Army researchers get one step closer to in-flight shape-shifting drones
Army researchers get one step closer to in-flight shape-shifting drones
Army Times

The Army is one step closer to deploying drones that can change shape during flight, according to new research from the Army Research Laboratory and Texas A&M University. The two-year study in fluid-structure interaction led to a tool to rapidly…

medianama.com - Soumyarendra Barik - Survey of India floats tenders to procure 260 drones to 'digitally map' 6 lakh villages
Survey of India floats tenders to procure 260 drones to 'digitally map' 6 lakh villages
MediaNama

You are reading it here first: The Survey of India has floated two tenders to procure 260 professional grade drones for a four-year central government project to digitally map all Indian villages. The centre chose the Survey of India to carry out…

medianama.com - Soumyarendra Barik - Prohibit drone use by law enforcement agencies and integration of drones with facial recognition tech: IFF
Prohibit drone use by law enforcement agencies and integration of drones with facial recognition tech: IFF
MediaNama

Law enforcement agencies should not be allowed to use drones for surveillance, digital rights group Internet Freedom Foundation said in its recommendations to the draft drone rules. It also recommended prohibiting the integration of facial…

uasvision.com - The Editor - China to Supply Four Attack Drones to Pakistan Prompts India to Revive Predator-B Plan
China to Supply Four Attack Drones to Pakistan Prompts India to Revive Predator-B Plan
UAS VISION

China to supply 4 attack drones to Pak, prompting India to revive Predator-B plan. China has already been selling the reconnaissance and strike drone Wing Loong II to several countries in Asia and West Asia. China is in the process of supplying…

weaponsandwarfare.com - MSW - Ryan Aeronautical Firebee Drones I
Ryan Aeronautical Firebee Drones I
Weapons and Warfare

Another important development was taking place at the time. In 1959 Ryan Aeronautical (later Teledyne Ryan) carried out a study to look at how it might extend the range of its Firebee drones and convert them into a reconnaissance platform. The…

weaponsandwarfare.com - MSW - Ryan Aeronautical Firebee Drones II
Ryan Aeronautical Firebee Drones II
Weapons and Warfare

The three specially-modified UMA were deployed to Vietnam under Operation UNITED EFFORT. Overheating caused all three of the SIGINT packages to fail on their first missions. After modifications in the United States they were returned to Vietnam.

theguardian.com - Jon Henley - The future of food: inside the world's largest urban farm - built on a rooftop
The future of food: inside the world's largest urban farm - built on a rooftop
The Guardian

On top of a striking new exhibition hall in the southern 15th arrondissement of Paris, the world's largest urban rooftop farm has started to bear fruit. Strawberries, to be precise: small, intensely flavoured and resplendently red. They sprout…

thedrive.com - Tyler Rogoway - We Talk Killer Drones And The Future Of Unmanned Warfare With AeroVironment's Steve Gitlin
We Talk Killer Drones And The Future Of Unmanned Warfare With AeroVironment's Steve Gitlin
The Drive

Even though AeroVironment's products, or at least emulations of them, have starred in a number of Hollywood Blockbusters and extremely high-profile video games, few outside the defense community have ever really heard of the company. The reality is…

thebftonline.com - With drones and masks, African innovators keep COVID-hit economies afloat
With drones and masks, African innovators keep COVID-hit economies afloat
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Ghanaian pilot Eric Acquah started a drone company in 2017 to spray crops with pesticides, but when coronavirus hit the West African country he found a new mission – saving lives. The company has used 20 drones to disinfect about 38 open-air…

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