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July 31, 2015

3DR AERO Used To Test Delivery Of Blood Samples

  From Gizmag: We’ve already heard about drones being used to deliver pharmaceuticals to patients in remote locations, but scientists from Johns Hopkins University and Uganda’s Makerere University are now looking at the other end of the picture – using them to deliver remotely-located patients’ blood samples to labs in larger centers. According […]
July 29, 2015

Nokia Enters The Virtual Reality Game With A 360-Degree Camera

Weeks ago, rumors began to surface that Nokia might have a virtual reality product in the works and on Tuesday, at a special event in Los Angeles, the company finally put an end to the mystery First teasing the device via Twitter with a partial picture, the same image shown […]
July 24, 2015

To Collect Whale Snot, Scientists Are Turning to Drones

There’s a lot to be learned from the snot whales shoot out of their blowholes. Collecting said snot? Well, that’s a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, researchers at the Ocean Alliance and Olin College of Engineering believe they’ve got a high-tech remedy for their snot problem, and you’ve probably already […]
July 22, 2015

Drones Could Be a Game-Changer for the African Continent

They are called unmanned aerial vehicles but are better known as drones. These are small aerial vehicles with fixed wings or small rotors, are usually powered with batteries, and equipped with a high resolution camera. Drones range in cost from $99 to tens of thousands of dollars. But they are […]
July 16, 2015
Designer Drone

What’s in a Drone?

Quadcopter design A torque free architecture Whilst the main frame (hub) houses all the electronics, four radiating arms (booms) provide stable mounting positions for 4 rotors. Each rotor consists of a propeller driven by a motor controlled by an ESC (electronic speed controller) which is usually located on a ventilated […]
July 16, 2015
Hands manipulate the radio-control for toy

Controlling the Beast

Controlling the Beast RC Controllers Basic quadcopter controls A RC Quadcopter is piloted via a transmitter radio’s joysticks and switches. These instructions are then transmitted and received by a receiver on the quadcopter. The quadcopter flight controller serves as the central station where all incoming information is processed. An advanced […]
July 16, 2015
drone aerial photography concept

Everybody’s a Photographer

Camera mounts & gimbals How can such a simple device play a critical role? Well, having a super stable quadcopter without a good camera mount is analogous to a good camera with lousy lenses. Premium video can be easily compromised by a wobbly camera mount with sluggish controls, often a […]
July 13, 2015

6 Stunning Spots Where You Must Fly Your Drone

Drones are now more affordable than ever. Our latest guide to buying a drone covers the best drone models you can currently buy whatever your interest. Once you’ve bought your drone, you may now want to take some stunning aerial photos to impress your friends, or maybe you are thinking of […]
July 11, 2015

Take a Flying Tour of London’s New Crossrail Tunnels

Since 2012, more than 10,000 construction workers have been laboring underground to finish London’s ambitious Crossrail project, and now we can get a sneak peek. The Crossrail won’t open until 2018, but workers recently finished the digging the 13-mile underground portions of the Crossrail. And thanks to a BBC aerial […]
July 7, 2015

New Commercial Drones Report: Current State of the U.S. Industry

I just released a new research report.  It details the state of the commercial drone industry in the U.S. as of the end of June 2015.  It looks at recent innovations, business applications, key ecosystem companies, and market forecasts. It analyzes the business impact and market opportunities that proposed Federal Aviation […]
July 2, 2015
Lily Camera

Game of Drones. What’s in store for the future?

The drone market is really starting to heat up with the impending release of 3 to-die-for new quadcopters. First up is the Lily Camera