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Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

How Drones Are Revolutionizing Disaster Relief

While drones have received negative media attention in connection with their use in spying and extrajudicial killings, the function of UAVs doesn’t end with the military. “Drones don’t just end human life, they also save it,” tech journalist Matthew Harwood told Security Management magazine. As extreme weather becomes increasingly severe, technology will play a critical

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Abu Dhabi Uses Conservation Drones To Monitor Important Species

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, has adopted the use of conservation drones to further assess and monitor the flamingo population at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve. The drones will capture footage of difficult to reach areas while verifying species numbers without making close contact with the birds. EAD will also benefit from the accuracy

Monday, February 4th, 2013

New Report Examines Legal Issues of Drones in Domestic Airspace

The Congressional Research Service has recently concluded a report regarding the legal issues of integrating drones into the domestic airspace.

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Lawmakers Aim to Limit Drones and Safeguard Privacy

A drone, no bigger than a toy airplane, hovered north of the Texas Capitol, floating over the heads of lawmakers who were momentarily distracted from their morning meetings. Several of them gathered beneath it, faces tilted skyward, marveling over a pair of goggles that allowed them to watch live video of the craft’s panoramic bird’s-eye view. But

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Why We Shouldn’t Fear Personal Drones

Drones, like most robots, are designed for jobs that are “dull, dirty or dangerous.” We know what that means in a military context — everything from endless “loitering” over combat zones to remote-controlled warfare with the pilots safely in a trailer in Nevada — but soon civilian drones will be flying commonly overhead here at home. What will they

Monday, July 30th, 2012

A Day Job Waiting for a Kill Shot a World Away

Drones are not only revolutionizing American warfare but are also changing in profound ways the lives of the people who fly them. Routinely thought of as robots that turn wars into sanitized video games, the drones have powerful cameras that bring war straight into a pilot’s face. Read More

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Drones to Play Key Part in Australian Surf Safety

Futuristic technology normally used for military operations could soon be monitoring bathers and sharks off Australian beaches. The project will test the effectiveness of unmanned flying drones as a surf lifesaving tool. A three-month trial on Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island is expected to start in September, with lifesavers hopeful the drones will be rolled out

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