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New NASA technology to help drones land safely

NASA scientists have developed a new software that will help drones automatically spot the best places to crash-land in case of an emergency, without hurting anyone on the ground. Increasing numbers of drones in the sky raises the risk to … Continue reading

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New tool enhances drone use

The interest in drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is not abating. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration reports it has issued more than 29,000 certificates to remote pilots, which shows that this fledgling industry is starting to gain some traction thanks … Continue reading

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“World’s first” small UAV beams 4G signal as a “flying cell tower”

On Monday, a VA-based tech firm, Fenix Group, Inc., partnered with Martin UAV, a company that produces “rugged utility drones,” to produce an under-55-lb unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of offering 4G cell service—an accomplishment it calls the “world’s first.” … Continue reading

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Amazon patents idea of delivery drones with robotic wings and legs to help it land

Amazon has been awarded two patents in which it outlines propellers with robotic adjustable wingtips and legs that act as landing gears to help drones touch down on uneven surfaces. The e-commerce giant’s latest idea describes an “adjustable landing-gear extension” … Continue reading

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