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Australian marine scientists use drones to collect dolphin snot

Australian marine scientists have achieved what could potentially be a world first, collecting dolphin snot from a drone. It was originally designed to collect whale samples, but the team shifted focus to the humpback dolphin which only became a recognised species five years ago. The results of a pilot study have just been published in…

Blue Bear Complete Second Phase of the 5GRIT project

Blue Bear has recently completed the second phase of the 18-month 5GRIT project, culminating in drone flights on an arable farm in Yorkshire and a livestock farm in Cumbria, controlled over 5G from hundreds of miles away in London and Bedford. The UK’s 5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT), supported through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media…

NATS launches online drone hobbyist training course

A new, free-to-use online training course for drone users is now available on the NATS website. Designed with new drone owners and hobbyists in mind, the animated course presents an overview of current UK flight safety rules and regulations governing drone use and features a series of interactive quiz questions based on key elements of…

Drones and UNICEF: October 2019

UNICEF provides country offices guidance on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones. While UAS can cover a wide range of uses, this document focuses on their use in health supply chain delivery. The document highlights existing regulations and systems, as well as use cases for supply chain operations including from UNICEF. It also…

Dose of Speed: African Nations Use High-Tech Methods to Move New Vaccines

Health workers, tech startups and UPS have joined forces to ensure children receive all four potentially lifesaving shots DANTENG, Ghana—African countries, which have been using cutting-edge technologies to deliver medicine to remote regions, are facing one of their biggest tests yet with the rollout of the world’s first malaria vaccine. In Malawi, Ghana and Kenya,…

ORCA: autonomous drones fixing off shore wind farms

Unveiling the recent results at its third presentation to industry, the Orca Hub showcased the application of 16 autonomous and semi-autonomous drone and robotic solutions at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s base in Blyth, near Newcastle.   ORCA stands for the Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets hub. It is driven by the Edinburgh &…

Drone-based setting out system trialled on site

A leading Israeli infrastructure and real estate company has trialled an innovative drone-deployed marker system, embedded with data that can be read by smartphones, on two live sites. Shikun & Binui trialled the technology, developed by local start-up Civdrone, on a real estate development and a road construction project to gauge its efficacy compared to…

Drones flying in Sydney’s busiest motorway tunnels

While most of the city was sleeping, drones were being flown deep inside one of Sydney’s busiest motorway tunnels.   Key Facts: Tunnel is 3.6km long 93,000 vehicles use it every day It’s closed for maintenance every 3 months   Have a look at this Channel Nine News piece showcasing how technology is helping our…