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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



How satellites, drones, and planes are making hedge funds money

October 18th, 2017 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Orbital Insight is a company that finds “truth and transparency” in the world’s rhythms.



Machine-vision drones monitor animals in the African savanna

September 30th, 2017 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Managing wild animals in remote areas requires accurate estimates of their numbers. Machine-vision drones can help.



Scientists from Bengaluru will now grow forests using drones

September 21st, 2017 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

KPJ Reddy, a professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, will soon be growing forests with the help of seed-bombing drones. Alarmed by how fast natural habitats and wildlife are disappearing, the nature lover was inspired to make a difference.



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.



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