Criminals use drones and infrared cameras to find cannabis farms. Some criminals in the U.K. are borrowing a tactic from the police, they are using drones equipped with infrared cameras to steal or extort from marijuana grow operations.
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Interest in Titan Aerospace and others is not just about the “next billion” Internet users. Last month it seemed as if Facebook would acquire the long-range solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace and use its technology to deliver Internet to remote areas of the world. It was ostensibly a hedge against Google’s balloon-driven Project Loon and the possibility that Google, rather […]
Solar-powered drone This week, Google announced the acquisition of Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum in a move that sees the technology giant enter the unmanned race for the skies.
USS Zumwalt The U.S. Navy will christen its newest class of destroyers this month. The USS Zumwalt will be the first ship with a brain of its own.
Facebook wants to place internet drones over specific population centers. Facebook and Internet.org revealed their intentions last week to connect the developing world through aerial drones and satellites. Their plans drew the inevitable comparisons to Google’s Project Loon, which would field fleets of balloons in the Earth’s stratosphere. The similarities weren’t lost on Facebook founder and […]
80% of the commercial market for drones will eventually be for agricultural uses. Drones are moving quickly from the battlefield to the farmer’s field. They are on the verge of helping growers oversee millions of acres throughout rural America and saving them big money in the process.
Drones will freeze pollutants in midair with 176 pounds of chemicals. China has decided to use drones on the front lines of its “war on pollution.” The drones will fire chemicals into the air, which will freeze pollutants and cause them to fall to the ground. Armed with 176 pounds of chemicals, which is expected to […]
Autonomous drone flock The first drones that can fly as a coordinated flock has been created by Hungarian researchers. The team watched as the ten autonomous robots took to the air in a field outside Budapest, zipping through the open sky, flying in formation or even following a leader, all without any central control. (Video) […]
Laser Weapon System The U.S. Navy will turn fiction into reality when it deploys its first laser weapon aboard one of its ships this summer. The solid-state Laser Weapons System promises to be able to incinerate aerial drones and speedboats quickly and less expensive that today’s weapons, which typically relies on a finite supply of […]
Drones allow the filmmaker to get much closer to his subject. At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, drones were used to film ski and snowboarding events. But the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for sports photography is far from a passing gimmick. In fact, you should expect more and more athletic events to be filmed […]