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Wainfleet Flooding: Police Drone Monitoring

Late last week, the equivalent of about two months’ rain fell in two days, forcing 1,000 people out of their homes – about half the population – and flooding nearly 130 properties in the Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, UK. As the rain fell, it became crucial to the Environment Agency and the Emergency Services to map the flooding…

Australian tech use drone to test precision pollination for crops

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An Australian startup company that works on bee tracking will collaborate with the University of North Dakota to test how precision pollination can increase yields on pollination-dependent crops. UND, the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission and the National Sunflower Association worked to bring Bee Innovative from Australia to North Dakota….

IMechE UAS Challenge 2019

16-18 June, 2019 Snowdonia Aerospace Centre, Llanbedr, LL45 2PX   The UAS Challenge (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge) is the IMechE leading annual student competition in the aerospace sector. It leads the way in promoting value and cohesion within the industry, providing unique opportunities to universities, their teams, the individual participants and of course for our partnering…

Drones central to £7.8m plan to transform UK rail network

New funding for innovative work on the UK’s rail network has been allocated to help them become more efficient, greener and cleaner. The £7.8m allocation will be shared between a number of projects to help achieve this ultimate objective. As part of the announcement from Innovate UK and the Department for Transport, it outlines how…

European Drone Rules Published Today: “Safe, Secure, and Sustainable” Drone Operations

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency announced that the common European rules on drones have been published today, but drone operators will have a year to comply with the new regulations. The culmination of a lengthy negotiation process,  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 & Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, have been published “to ensure drone operations across…

Science & Technology Committee Inquiry 11/6/2019

Anne-Lise Scaillierez, Director at ARPAS-UK, has been invited to provide expert witness to the Science & Technology Committee Inquiry into the Commercial and Recreational Use of Drones in the UK.   You can watch on Parliament TV   Witnesses: At 9.45 am Tim Johnson, Policy Director, Civil Aviation Authority Richard Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Altitude…

Drones have a new job title: Plant Breeder

The Drone can add a new line to its resume: plant breeder. Drones have proven themselves to have a swath of talents, from aiding in firefighting efforts to helping animals to performing onstage in Cirque du Soleil. But drones are disrupting another industry: plant breeding. Plant breeding in some form has been in practice since the agricultural revolution 10,000 years…

Drones used to test water quality at Auckland’s most popular beaches

Water quality testing at popular swimming beaches has been taken to new heights thanks to the use of drones. Reporting for work officially for the first time on Thursday, a drone began collecting water quality samples at Takapuna Beach, on Auckland’s North Shore on behalf of Auckland Council. Seagulls rallied as the unmanned aerial vehicle buzzed to life, whizzed about 200m…

Loro (Them)

about the project. June 6-8, 2019 | Parco Sempione, Milan, Italy For More Art’s premiere international commission, Krzysztof Wodiczko will work closely with members of Milan’s growing immigrant population to explore the complexities of life as a refugee on a continent that is increasingly hostile towards foreign newcomers. The technologically pioneering installation will be launched during…

Facebook files Patent for Kite Drone

The novel drone has the capacity to generate its own energy for extended flight time. Depositphotos Facebook has filed a patent for a kite drone. In the patent, it is referred to as a “dual-kite aerial vehicle” and consists of two kites working together. The model indicates that each kite could be directed independently. In the meantime, the…