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Intel puts its money on drones

Intel puts its money on drones

Intel is entering the drone industry through the Hong Kong-based aviation firm Yuneec. The company announced it will be investing more than US$60 million in Yuneec, and is partnering with the aviation firm to further their drone development. "At Intel, we believe in a...

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Drones Used for Tracking Radio Tagged Wildlife in Australia

2015 will go down as a breakout year for drone use in the conservation of wildlife. The Lindbergh foundation started its AirShpherd initiative in March earlier this year to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa, UAVs have been used by research teams to...

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Drones Help Secure Our Beaches

Summertime is here, and people will be flocking to the beaches, ready to hit the water. Wanting to keep swimmers safe, researchers, lifeguards, and search and rescue teams are increasingly using drones in their efforts to improve safety and respond to emergency...

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Dronecode ? Common, shared open-source platform for UAVs

Craig Elder has joined the Linux Foundation as the Community Manager for Dronecode after years in various roles in the industry. He will be speaking at the upcoming InterDrone conference about Dronecode so we wanted to reach out and ask him a few questions ahead of...

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Drone safety ? Critical for the growth of the industry

Drone safety ? Critical for the growth of the industry

Todd Van Epps will be teaching a class on Safe and Efficient UAV Operations at the upcoming InterDrone Conference in September. Todd teaches flight instruction to new aircraft operators as well as creates custom helicopter builds for unique applications. He has...

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Boeing Patents Mid-Air Recharging System for Drones

Well-known aircraft manufacturer Boeing was granted a patent for a mid-air recharging system. Each aircraft or drone would be comprised of an electrically powered buoyant aircraft, a control system to maneuver the aircraft, and a retractable tether to couple the...

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