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Bell’s new, self-flying cargo drone hauls a heavy load

September 16th, 2019 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

The all-electric APT 70 can tote up to 70 pounds, cruise at 75 mph, and cover 35 miles with a fully charged battery. Bell aims to begin beyond-visual-line-of sight tests for the APT 70 next year, on the road to starting commercial service in the early 2020s. They say things are bigger in Texas, and […]

Wildfire science: computer models, drones and laser scanning help fan the flames and prevent widespread devastation

September 9th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Experts believe that with drier, hotter weather becoming the norm, even more wildfires could rage in the future. That’s why scientists are using the latest technology to monitor intentionally ignited fires. At past midnight on a Thursday night in June, researchers in Utah are still sending excited emails, updating each other on the day’s action. […]

Electric powered farm vehicles set to revolutionise agriculture sector

August 3rd, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

 The use of battery power for agricultural vehicles and machinery promises to revolutionise the agricultural industry by lowering costs and improving production. From battery powered large tractors to autonomous small electric robots, battery and solar power are changing the face of agriculture. Agriculture is under pressure to produce more food using a declining availability of […]

Amazon just got FAA approval to fly drones for deliveries

July 29th, 2019 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

 Your Amazon prime packages are one step closer to being delivered by drones. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a certificate to Amazon Prime Air on Wednesday, allowing the company to operate its MK27 unmanned aircraft for package deliveries, the federal agency said in a statement. On the same day, Amazon (AMZN) announced it will […]

We’re going to mistake the drones of the future for annoying flying insects

July 17th, 2019 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

  Harvard’s robotic flying bee has been in development for well over a decade now. And despite its incredibly simple design, over the past few years, its creators have improved Robobee’s capabilities, adding abilities such as the ability to hover and even steer itself down a pre-determined flight path. It’s too tiny to carry its […]

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