Why are scientists turning to aerial images to monitor the health of ecosystems found beneath the ocean’s surface? Coral reefs support millions of species ranging from single-celled algae to sharks and sea turtles. However, this diversity, coupled with the scattered and often remote (underwater) locations of reefs, makes it challenging to monitor these ecosystems effectively. […]

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Student researchers at the University of Colorado are planning to add the study of sperm whale communication patterns to the fast-growing list of tasks that can be aided by drone technology. And they — the students, not the whales — could use the public’s help. CU’s 12-member Search and Help Aquatic Mammals UAS aerospace engineering […]

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Editor’s Note: The armed drone is one of the most important counterterrorism instruments, and its use is both constant and controversial. The origins of this program, however, are not well known. Christopher Fuller, a historian at the University of Southampton, offers a brief history of the program and shows how it is interwoven with broader […]

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VIJAYAWADA:  For the first time in Andhra Pradesh, Krishna district has been selected for the usage of surveillance drones. The Panchayat Raj department has selected Vijayawada, along with five villages of the district, for the e-Visit programme under the pilot project to provide good governance and better public services.The key objective of this initiative is to […]

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If you have a checklist for a camera drone, it probably includes things like portability, image quality, battery life and cost. DJI has been in the game long enough to know the things you want, and the result is the Mavic Air. Not to give you any spoilers, but the Mavic Air does well on […]

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A helicopter’s crash landing in South Carolina last week may have been triggered by a civilian drone, which would make it the first drone-related crash of an aircraft in the U.S. The incident Wednesday involved a student pilot and an instructor, both of whom told investigators that a small drone appeared directly in front of […]

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A drone of the American military RQ-4A Global Hawk conducted a surveillance flight over Ukrainian territory, according to the data of international aviation resources, Interfax-Ukraine reports. On the morning of Feb. 16, the drone left the Sigonella Naval Air Field and conducted a surveillance flight along the front line in Donbas for some 12 hours, […]

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Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are cheap enough that almost any law enforcement agency can afford one. Gaining the community’s approval for the purchase is a little harder. Drones, or UAS (the current in-vogue terminology) are ubiquitous. Their size varies between a large insect and a medium military airplane, although most of the models used in […]

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Skydio has launched the R1, price tag $2,499, a drone that it’s calling the world’s first fully autonomous flying camera. Billed as ‘a new type of visual storytelling’, the Skydio R1 records 4K video from its 13 cameras, which users control via its companion mobile app, which Skydio says you can launch with one swipe […]

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