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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 […]
August 4, 2015

NASA Wants To Put Drones To Work On Mars

A prototype built to test Extreme Access Flyer systems in different environments. (Credit: NASA/Swamp Works) NASA plans to fly drones where Federal Aviation Administration rules no longer apply. Engineers at Swamp Works, part of NASA and the U.S. military’s Office of Naval Research, have designed and built a drone that […]
August 5, 2015

Insect-Inspired Eyes Give Sight to Mini Drones

Buzzing may not be the only thing drones have in common with insects. Tiny drones of the future might “see” their world with tiny, artificial sensors inspired by flying insects’ compound eyes. The experimental sensors are small and light enough to fit on the tiniest drones, which could give them […]
August 7, 2015
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The Ancient Fortress of Masada As Seen From the Sky

The ancient mountaintop fortress called Masada has stood atop an isolated mesa in southeastern Israel for thousands of years. It stood as an impenetrable fortress build high above the desert landscape. Today, hikers can climb winding footpaths to the top. However, it’s much easier to visit the site via a […]
August 7, 2015

Do We Need To Put Drones On A Tighter Leash?

Drones are showing up at airports, on federal land and on the Internet, and they are starting to make some lawmakers, and some members of the public very nervous. A commercial passenger plane flies overhead as a multirotor quadcopter drone is used for aerial photography. Between showing up in places […]
August 8, 2015

DJI Phantom 3 Standard Now For Sale

DJI has released a brand new model of the DJI Phantom 3 line this week ; the DJI Phantom 3 standard and they have made it available for sale straight away. In fact, you can buy it with next day shipping straight from the DJI website. But how does this drone differ […]
August 11, 2015

Wedge-Tailed Eagle Takes Out Drone in Midair

The wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey, and it should strike fear into the heart of drone pilots everywhere. While flying in the Australian bush, Adam Lancaster encountered the aerial predator, which was about 6 feet across from wing tip to wing tip. It’s unclear whether the bird […]
August 12, 2015

Developer Stephen Ross’s RSE Ventures Invests in Drone Racing

Developer Stephen Ross is renowned in real estate for high-profile projects around the country and in sports for his ownership of the Miami Dolphins. Now he is looking to make a name for himself in a new niche: drone racing. RSE Ventures, a venture-capital firm co-founded by Mr. Ross, is […]
August 12, 2015

Drones Lead To New Business Ideas

Shortly after he became the proud owner of a Phantom drone, Tom Simmons realized he had a cutting-edge new toy, but not necessarily a tool he could use for his business. “I said, ‘OK, we’re going to go out and take some pictures of our real estate listings,’ ” said […]