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Facebook has mapped the population of 23 countries in incredible detail

September 18th, 2017 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

In its research into the best way to provide the internet to the entire world, Facebook has mapped where all 7.5 billion people on the planet live. By combining government census data and satellite images along with some help from Facebook’s image recognition neural network, the company can now locate every single man-made structure to […]



These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day

September 16th, 2017 at 6:48 pm » Comments Off

It’s simple maths. We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year.



The Dyson of Drones

September 3rd, 2017 at 8:44 pm » Comments Off

The Bladeless Drone is aptly named for its brilliant design that ditches dangerous blades for air ducts. The resulting unit is not only safer but so quiet that neighbors and strangers alike will thank you for not bugging them with an annoying hummmmmmmm!



1 billion drones in world by 2030, US futurist Thomas Frey says

September 3rd, 2017 at 6:11 pm » Comments Off

Drones will be the most disruptive technology in human history, a US futurist says, predicting that by the year 2030, there will be 1 billion drones in the world doing things people cannot yet imagine.



Insurance drones expected to play a major role in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

September 2nd, 2017 at 1:28 pm » Comments Off

Property insurance firms like State Farm and Allstate are preparing to use drones to inspect commercial and residential properties in Texas and Louisiana they insure that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey, according to Slate. The companies expect to start inspecting properties early next week, once the storm completely subsides.



Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change warfare forever

August 28th, 2017 at 5:56 pm » Comments Off

In 2015, a video showing a semi-automatic handgun being fired from a custom-built dronewent viral, raising concerns for authorities, including the FAA. The development of such a DIY device was only a matter of time, as was the commercialization of the technology. Now Florida-based startup Duke Robotics has unveiled the TIKAD, a custom-built multirotor that […]



Gun-wielding drones are now a thing, and that’s somewhat worrying

August 12th, 2017 at 10:37 am » Comments Off

Capable of firing semi-automatic weapons and 40mm grenades, it really is death from above.



How police catch drone-flying criminals

August 8th, 2017 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

From invading privacy to smuggling drugs over jail walls, more criminals are turning to flying drones  forcing detectives to learn new skills to find them.



Sonic weapon knocks the drones right out of the sky

July 31st, 2017 at 7:12 pm » Comments Off

LAS VEGAS — Smartphones, virtual-reality headsets, toy robots, quadcopter drones and self-balancing scooters can be hacked by powerful sonic blasts, a team of Chinese researchers demonstrated at the Black Hat security conference here last week.



Drone racers will compete in abandoned malls and stadiums for $100,000 prize

July 21st, 2017 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

The Drone Racing League has a $100,000 pot for this year’s winner.



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