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Drone ambulance concept could revolutionize emergency operations

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:16 pm » Comments Off

An Austin, TX design firm, has designed a drone ambulance that would be capable of providing quick support in rural areas and faster treatment for major traffic accidents.  

FAA takes huge step towards legalizing commercial drone flights

February 20th, 2015 at 3:12 pm » Comments Off

The FAA’s long-awaited rules for flying small drones have arrived. Up until today it was illegal to fly drones for commercial purposes unless you had a specific a testing exemption from the FAA.

Using drones to map cemeteries

February 10th, 2015 at 4:13 pm » Comments Off

Demo day for 500 Startups’ newest class has taken a somber turn. Demo day featured not one, but two startups that are in the death business, and one uses the hot tech of the moment — drones.    

37 Critical Problems that need to be Solved for Drone Delivery to become Viable

January 28th, 2015 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: It all started when Toni, one of our staffers working on our flying drone workshop, asked me a simple question. She asked, “Since I live in an apartment complex, if I order something to be delivered by drone, where would they leave the package?”    

New wave of hands on drones

January 26th, 2015 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

Farmers, police forces, and extreme sports enthusiasts have already found uses for drones.  Now engineers are testing versions of the tiny craft that can do more than just observe.

Drones to help you find a parking spot

January 17th, 2015 at 5:21 pm » Comments Off

Need help finding a parking spot?  Just ask the drone flying overhead.  

Idea Jam and The Future of Jobs with Futurist, Thomas Frey

January 2nd, 2015 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

On November 7, 2014, I attended the “Idea Jam – Innovating for the Future” session put on by the Pacific Center for Workforce Innovation in San Diego. The purpose of the session was to identify the major challenges to the San Diego workforce in the coming years and to generate audience participation in visioning exercises […]

Ready or Not, Drone Technology will Change Everything

December 30th, 2014 at 5:16 pm » Comments Off

The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a report detailing more than 190 safety incidents involving drones and commercial aircraft. In response, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has vowed to push legislation that would crack down on the commercial use of drones, also called Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). India’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation has already banned […]

How solar powered drones are about to transform your life

December 17th, 2014 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

 George Bye at the DaVinci Institute’s “Night with a Futurist” talking about the future of solar powered UAVs George Bye is the founder of Bye Aerospace, a Colorado company involved in the design of a unique solar-electric powered aircraft that use solar electric energy, stored in batteries, to drive a propeller to both fly and stay […]

FAA Drags Feet on Drone Rulings

December 16th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Many new drones are now making their debut – Image by In August, the Federal Aviation Administration missed a key deadline for developing rules for small commercial drones. That failure has infuriated businesses that want to test and use drones for delivering goods, monitoring crops and doing other awesome things. Some have even threatened […]