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South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

After spending years fighting to keep drones from flying over prisons, South Carolinacorrections officials unveiled plans on Thursday to use the small unmanned aircraft to keep a remote eye on inmates, an effort they said is the first of its kind in the country.
Coachella: Police using army of drones to boost security in wake of Las Vegas massacre

Coachella: Police using army of drones to boost security in wake of Las Vegas massacre

With 125,000 people expected daily and an increased camping area and footprint, thefestival dwarfs its host city, Indio. In the wake of the killing of 58 at a Las Vegas music festival, Indio police and 14 other local and federal agencies will have more eyes than ever on the crowd thanks to the aerial surveillance.
Astronomy and ecology come together in drone designed to tackle poaching problem

Astronomy and ecology come together in drone designed to tackle poaching problem

If reductions in habitats due to deforestation and climate change weren't enough, many species around the world are being driven to the brink of extinction from poaching. We've already seen numerous efforts employing drones to help combat this threat,
This might be the fastest delivery drone in the world

This might be the fastest delivery drone in the world

Some drone-delivery startups are trying to revolutionize the way we get pizza or packages. Others are trying to save lives. Zipline, the California-based startup that has been flying delivery drones in Rwanda since October 2016, announced today (April 3) that it’s launching a new fleet of drones that it says are likely the fastest in the world.
M-Air drone lab opens with eyes on the skies

M-Air drone lab opens with eyes on the skies

Ann Arbor — The University of Michigan College of Engineering has lift-off. On Wednesday, it celebrated the grand opening of M-Air, an outdoor drone flying lab on north campus. The 9,600-square-foot, netted complex sits in between the aerospace research building and the soon-to-be Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building, which is to open in 2020.
Drone nearly hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan

Drone nearly hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Air New Zealand said Tuesday that a drone came within meters of a flight descending into Auckland Airport from Tokyo, putting the safety of 278 passengers and crew at risk. After Sunday’s incident, the national carrier is calling for prison terms for drone operators who endanger lives.
Walmart Applies for Patent on Customer-Assisting Drones

Walmart Applies for Patent on Customer-Assisting Drones

We recently reported on Walmart filing a patent for crop-fertilizing drones that could help alleviate the decreasing bee population, as well as Samsung’s plans to develop flying display drones that could potentially improve the shopping experience for customers.
Drone near-misses triple in two years

Drone near-misses triple in two years

Drone near-misses with planes have more than tripled in two years, new figures show. Some 92 incidents were recorded in 2017, according to analysis of UK Airprox Board (UKAB) data. This is compared with 71 during the previous 12 months and 29 in 2015.
Amazon receives patent to literally ‘drop’ packages from a drone on your doorstep or patio

Amazon receives patent to literally ‘drop’ packages from a drone on your doorstep or patio

Drone delivery is a hot topic this week. Last Tuesday, Amazon received yet another patent that may help to make a more efficient and greener way to deliver packages, a reality sooner than you think. This latest patent protects a method to literally ‘drop’ packages from as high as 25 feet on your doorstep or patio.
‘PERSONAL DRONE’ BLAMED FOR 335-ACRE WILDFIRE IN ARIZONA

‘PERSONAL DRONE’ BLAMED FOR 335-ACRE WILDFIRE IN ARIZONA

Dozens of firefighters were called to help contain a blaze at the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff in Northern Arizona, on Tuesday after a “personal drone” sparked a 335-acre wildfire. Authorities were called to the scene, a section of grasslands southeast of the Kendrick Park trail, at approximately 12:30 p.m local time, officials said. 


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