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Dubai

We Finally Got Our Flying Cars, and Now We Don’t Want Them

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Autonomous passenger drones are essentially flying cars. And they’re now being tested in Dubai, where project leaders hope the devices will account for a quarter of all travel by 2030. The American retrofuture has been about 80 percent “flying car” for decades now. It’s…

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Portland, Maine

Raptor Maps Drones Are Helping Farmers Keep Their Crops Healthy

By | Jul 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In early 2015, Nikhil Vadhaykar and some fellow students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has an idea for a company that would use drones to help farmers collect real-time, actionable data about their crops. Vadhavkar, who’s now 28, was pursuing a PhD in…

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Non-Military Drone Spending Will Hit $11.8 Billion by 2026

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

Aviation experts say drone spending will soar higher than the drones themselves over the next decade, according to a recent study. 2017 drone spending will pass two and a half billion, but it’s only growing from there, VAO news reports: “The Teal Group says…

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Arlington

This Drone is Helping Golf Courses Stay Green

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

In just a few short years, the advancement in drone technology has made it possible for everyone from a young child to commercial business to use its core capabilities. James Peverill, CEO GreenSight Agronomics, used to build drones for the military and now uses…

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Santa Barbara

Researchers Have Developed WiFi-Based X-Ray Vision for Drones

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have proposed a new method for 3D mapping a structure through closed walls. It involves drones. Yes, that’s right: We’re on more step closer to replicating every single one of Superman’s powers. We now have flying and x-ray vision…

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Video: Surfer Feeds a Great White Shark Using a Drone

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

The coasts of Southern California are currently pretty packed with great white sharks — enough that pro surfer Kalani Robb hasn’t been able to dip a toe in the water last Friday. Instead, he used a couple drones and a GoPro to film his attempt…

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DC

Trump Administration Wants Ability to Monitor, Destroy, and Seize Drones in U.S.

By | May 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law from 2015 that required hobbyists to register their drones. Now, less than a week later, the New York Times has obtained a 10-page draft and summary of legislation…

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DC

Drone Hobbyists May No Longer Need to Register With FAA

By | May 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

On Friday, May 19, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law put in place in 2015 that required both hobbyist and commercial drone pilots to register drones with the FAA. The D.C. court posits that the Registration…

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5 Applications of Drones You May Not Know About

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The rising popularity and proliferation of drones in recent years has surprised even those in the industry. The FAA predicted a few years ago that there might be a total of fifteen thousand civilian drones in the U.S. by the year 2020. We’re well…

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5 Sectors Benefiting from the Surge of Drone Startups

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Venture capitalists will certainly remember the year 2015 as the “year of drone startups,” but the revolution in the ecosystem still has not reached its peak. As reported by WSJ, venture capitalists will continue to invest in drone-related pitches, especially after the last year’s…

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Houston

Intel’s Dancing Drones Lit Up the Super Bowl Halftime Show

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is one of the most highly-anticipated spectacles of the year. Huge celebrities, popular songs, and hardworking stage hands combine for a million dollar concert on the world’s biggest stage. But what many don’t know is that this event is a…

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Portland, Maine

Raptor Maps Raises Funds for Farm-Focused Drone Technology

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

When it comes to drones, venture capital firms love to get involved. Raptor Maps is no different. This startup held pilot projects this year in Aroostook County to test the use of its drone technology in the agriculture industry. Raptor Maps has announced that they’ve raised an undisclosed…

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5 Safety Tips You Need to Know Before Using Your Brand New Drone

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

As one of the most popular items flying off the shelves this holiday season, drones have gone from sci-fi dream to household plaything. People of all ages are taking to the skies with these unmanned flying devices and scaring dogs and neighbors alike. But…

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ESPN to Broadcast the Drone Racing League Series [Infographic]

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Drones have become one of the most integrated technologies in recent memory. Between camera drones used in the entertainment industry to inspection drones used to manage construction projects, these little flying devices have become the latest tech fad. With their persistent usage in almost every…