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Commercial UAV Expo Europe: PwC Names 7 Trends in the Drone Industry

Posted By Harry McNabbon on April 09, 2019 Michael Mazur, Consulting Partner and head of PwC Drone Powered Solutionsdelivered one of the Keynote addresses at the Commercial UAV Expo Europetoday in Amsterdam, naming 7 trends that the investment firm sees shaping the industry. 1) Telecom will be a major beneficiary of the drone industry. Mazur says that…
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Using Drones for Sugarcane Agriculture

By Vidi Nene Published on April 16, 2019 Drones have been used for data collection and analysis for better planning in agriculture and for crop management for some time now. In a recent studycarried out by the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research–Remote Sensing Division at São José dos Campos in São Paulo, drones were used…
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Flying cars could cut emissions, replace planes, and free up roads – but not soon enough

APRIL 12, 2019 by Hugh Hunt, The Conversation When Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was released 50 years ago, flying cars were a flight of fancy. Now, these futuristic vehicles are entering the outer fringes of reality. According to a new study published in Nature, for some journeys flying cars could eventually be greener than even electric road cars,…
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Ready for the Red Planet! NASA’s Mars Helicopter Aces Key Flight Tests

By Mike Wall on 30 March, 2019 NASA’s Mars Helicopter has proven its off-world mettle. Mars Helicopter team members work the flight model (the vehicle going to Mars) in the Space Simulator, a 25-foot-wide (7.62 meters) vacuum chamber, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s Mars helicopter has proven its off-world mettle. The…
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MIT and NASA engineers demonstrate a new kind of airplane wing

APRIL 1, 2019 by David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology A team of engineers has built and tested a radically new kind of airplane wing, assembled from hundreds of tiny identical pieces. The wing can change shape to control the plane’s flight, and could provide a significant boost in aircraft production, flight, and maintenance…
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UPS launches package delivery by drone

on March 26, 2019 American delivery giant UPS on Tuesday launched the first authorized use of unmanned drones to transport packages to recipients. The company said the shipment of medical samples at the WakeMed hospital campus in Raleigh, North Carolina was the first of “numerous planned daily revenue flights.” UPS has teamed up with Matternet,…
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Unmanned Delivery Solutions to be Created in Japan

01 Mar 2019 by Mike Rees Rakuten and Chinese retailer JD.com have announced that the two companies have signed an agreement that will see JD.com’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) utilized in Rakuten’s unmanned delivery solutions in Japan. Under this agreement, Rakuten will combine its experience in drone delivery service operations in Japan and…
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High-powered fuel cell boosts electric-powered submersibles, drones

FEBRUARY 25, 2019 by Talia Ogliore, Washington University in St. Louis The transportation industry is one of the largest consumers of energy in the U.S. economy with increasing demand to make it cleaner and more efficient. While more people are using electric cars, designing electric-powered planes, ships and submarines is much harder due to power…
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How Can Drones Be a Part of Successful Disaster Response Operations for Public Safety Departments?

February 18, 2019 by Jeremiah Karpowicz Panama City, FL – Lorean “Ty” Rozier, an FAA-certified remote pilot from the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) surveys damage from the impact of Hurricane Michael. The UAS Drones Disaster Conferences are designed to bring together government, industry, and academia for two days of learning and live drone flight demonstrations. Taking…
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Renewable energy generation with kites and drones

February 20, 2019, Carlos III University of Madrid Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) are a new kind of technology to harvest wind energy. The expensive and heavy tower and rotor of a conventional wind turbine are replaced by a light tether and an aircraft (flexible giant kites or large drones), respectively. In the so-called ground…
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