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The latest weapons in the fight against ocean plastic? Drones and an algorithm

An army of drones is joining the fight against plastic pollution. Why? Because to fix a problem, you first need to understand it. Photos taken by the drones are being used by machine-learning algorithms to remotely detect plastic waste hotspots. Accurate, up-to-date information will be a key tool in the fight against the world’s ocean…

Drones and Beavers: A Watershed Moment for Mongolia’s Park Rangers

Mongolia’s rangers work hard, in sometimes difficult conditions, to protect the country’s natural landscapes and wildlife. We are standing on a mountaintop outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It’s part of the Khan Khentii mountain range and rests above an aquifer and watershed providing water to the city where about 1.4 million people — half the country’s population…

Drones That Do the Work of 500 Farmers Are Transforming Palm Oil

Drone sales to agriculture companies are expanding 22% a year Asia palm plantations cover an area about the size of the U.K. As haze blanketed large tracts of Southeast Asia last month, office workers with Genting Plantations Bhd. in Jakarta were investigating the source of the choking smoke more than a thousand kilometers away. Images collected…

Nokia’s Test of Wireless Connected Drones for Tsunami Evacuation Alerts Is a World’s First

Nokia conducted world’s first-of-their-kind tests in Sendai costal areas which were devastated by the tsunami to show the effectiveness of drones using a private LTE network for disaster prevention and mitigation. Nokia Drone Networks The drone industry is experiencing what we could call the drone golden age. The global drone market is forecast to grow from $14 billion in…

How drones helped reveal the wonders of our seven extraordinary continents

The Seven Worlds One Planet crew deployed drones all over the world and in some of the most hostile conditions on Earth, from the icy throws of Antarctica to the scorching deserts of Africa. As the technology continues to improve, drones are becoming more important not just in filming wildlife but also in studying it….

Australian police using drone technology to halve road crash delays

The Queensland Police Service in Australia will use the latest drone technology to dramatically reduce the impact of major traffic incidents and save the state millions of dollars in lost time and productivity. The Queensland Police’s Forensic Crash Unit Aerial Mapping Project has demonstrated that using the latest drone technology it can cut crash scene…

Drones Helped Save Notre-Dame Cathedral: an interview with Beniot Guillot at Artedrones

At approximately 6:50 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019, the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral started burning. Approximately twelve hours later, 400 firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. Videos from police drones were instrumental in identifying and directing firefighters to the location of roof hotspots and fire spread that could only be seen from the air….

Intel Highlights Drone Safety With Bridge Inspection Case Study

The Intel Falcon 8+ drone conducts a visual inspection of the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge in Cincinnati. In partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Michael Baker International, Intel used its drone technology to help inspect and analyze the eight-lane interstate across the Ohio River. (Credit: Intel Corporation) Using drones to inspect the Daniel Carter…

Satellite Catapult: Space Enabled Agriculture 14 November 2019

The potential and opportunities for space-enabled technologies in agriculture are vast, but what is the art of the possible? On Thursday 14 November, we are hosting an event entitled ‘Space-enabled Agriculture’ on behalf of the Digital Agri-Food SIG – a one-day conference aimed at exploring space-enabled applications across agricultural supply chains and production. Through interactive…

Homes UK

The show takes place on the 27th – 28th of November is the UK’s largest and most senior-level event for the residential accommodation sector. It will be welcoming 6,000 buyers and major stakeholders to the event at London ExCeL to discover innovations in the way we design, deliver and maintain high-quality homes for all. 6,000 senior decision…