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UPS just won FAA approval to fly as many delivery drones as it wants

October 5th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

But don’t expect your next package delivery via drone UPS announced that it has received government approval to operate a “drone airline.” Don’t expect your next package to arrive directly on your doorstep by a drone, though: UPS says it will first use this certification to build a drone delivery network for hospital campuses around […]

These tree-planting drones are firing ‘seed missiles’ into the ground. Less than a year later, they’re already 20 inches tall.

October 1st, 2019 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

 Technology is the single greatest contributor to climate change but it may also soon be used to offset the damage we’ve done to our planet since the Industrial Age began. In September 2018, a project in Myanmar used drones to fire “seed missiles” into remote areas of the country where trees were not growing. Less […]

Chinese passenger drone maker EHang is said to file for U.S. IPO

October 1st, 2019 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

  An EHang Inc. E-184 drone.  Technology startup is working on producing passenger drones. EHang may raise as much as $200 million in public offering. EHang, one of China’s largest drone makers, has made a confidential application for an initial public offering with Nasdaq Inc., according to people with knowledge of the matter. EHang plans […]

A fire lookout on what’s lost in a transition to technology

September 25th, 2019 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

  A single tree burns in southwest New Mexico after a lightning strike. For more than 100 years, the U.S. Forest Service has been posting men and women atop mountains and trees, and in other hard-to-reach places, to wait and watch for smoke. Can you see it? The fire in the photo above? A single […]

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 […]

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