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Drones to the rescue: Public safety officials invest in UAVs

Drones are fast becoming a preferred tool for law enforcement agencies in the United States, particularly for tricky search-and-rescue operations. A new report by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College found that 910 state and … Continue reading

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Drones to locate avalanche victims faster

According to National Geographic statistics, avalanches claim the lives of more than 150 people every year, the majority of whom are skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers hitting the slopes. The BBC reports that drone manufacturers believe their unmanned aerial vehicles could … Continue reading

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Digital shields at British airports could prevent chaos from rogue drones

Giant virtual domes which protect runways from rogue drones could be introduced at British airports to prevent a repeat of the chaos that grounded hundreds of Christmas flights. The multi-million-pound, 30-mile-high digital shields, based on a similar principle to Israel’s … Continue reading

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Canadian drone company eyes Houston oil & gas market for expansion

A Canadian drone company specializing in performing oil and natural gas pipeline inspections has set up shop in downtown Houston, where the unmanned aerial vehicle operator hopes to expand its presence in Texas. Markham, Ontario-based SkyX said its Houston office … Continue reading

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