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Drones in Agriculture: How UAVs make farming more efficient

February 17th, 2018 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

Farmers are increasingly turning to drones as their newest, most efficient tool in agriculture. Let’s take a look at the facts and figures.



Illegal drone use over New York City is steeply rising

February 17th, 2018 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

Within a single year, illegal drone sightings in New York City have increased by 68 percent. When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to establish the state’s first drone-testing corridor, this is probably not what he had in mind. New York City has seen an increase in illegal drone use of 68 percent from the […]



10 drone stats that will blow you away

February 4th, 2018 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

The global drone market is enjoying explosive growth. Unmanned aerial vehicle technology is reshaping major industries and creating new ones. In all, drone-powered solutions are projected to have demand that reaches into the tens of billions of dollars.



DJI’s new Mavic Air drone shoots in 4K, does 43 MPH, and fits in your pocket

January 24th, 2018 at 1:18 pm » Comments Off

We were admittedly a bit disappointed when DJI showed up to CES earlier this year without any new drones to show off, but it appears that the company had something new to show off all along. At a January 23 press event in New York City, the company unveiled the Mavic Air: A lighter, more […]



Boeing built a giant drone that can carry 500 pounds of cargo

January 16th, 2018 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Boeing today unveiled a giant drone that’s capable of lifting a 500 pound payload. Calling it an “unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype,” the aerospace giant said it could serve as a precursor for future autonomous flying aircraft.



Meet the selfie drone that lives in your phone case

January 10th, 2018 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Selfly is a cute picture-taking robot from AEE.



One of China’s biggest online retailers plans to build nearly 200 drone airports to bring e-commerce to rural China

December 16th, 2017 at 1:59 pm » Comments Off

JD.com is planning to build 185 drone airports in Southwest China. The airports will help products reach villagers, while also delivering rural products across China. This is the latest move by tech companies, including Alibaba, to capitalize on the growing rural market.



Robot bees can now dive in and out of water using tiny combustible rockets

December 16th, 2017 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

Harvard’s robot bees have really evolved over the years. The RoboBee project was first unveiled in 2013, when the bots were only capable of takeoff and flying. Since then, they’ve been modified to stick to surfaces and swim underwater, and now their creators say they’re able to dive in and out of water — a […]



Watch ‘Slaughterbots,’ a warning about the future of killer bots

November 17th, 2017 at 9:34 am » Comments Off

The Future of Life Institute channels ‘Black Mirror’ in its short film warning about the danger of autonomous killer robots.



Drones banned on beaches, must not be flown over people

November 6th, 2017 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

BZZZZZZZ: Concerns from the public, including some accidents where people got hit, are behind the tighter drone rules, the aviation safety authority said



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