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How the FAA is using drones to speed up hurricane relief

Over the course of a month, hurricanes Harvey and Irma swept across the US, devastating homes, businesses and infrastructure and leaving thousands displaced. With airports forced to close or help with relief efforts, the FAA authorised drone operators en masse … Continue reading

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UAV-Mounted Laser Helps Detect Gas Leaks in Hurricane Area

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Heath Consultants Inc. and Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) recently demonstrated the usefulness of drone-mounted, laser-based leak detection for emergency response. The remote methane leak detector unmanned aerial vehicle (RMLD-UAV) was deployed to inspect underground … Continue reading

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DRONES COULD SAVE US FROM DISASTER IN THE FUTURE

If launching drones to identify and even rescue victims of behemoth storms such as Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma is the future, then we’re living in it. Anything that travels on land is bound to get more than soggy when … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Show Why Drones Are the Future of Disaster Relief

Having moved on from its path of destruction in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma is now bearing down on Florida. And as anxious Floridians board up their windows in preparation for the deadly hurricane’s projected landfall on Sunday morning, disaster-response teams … Continue reading

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