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Industry Giants Flounder

Industry giants flounder and fail falling to their death in the rush to zero profits due to consumer demands. Credit: 010317hobbicostock.png

Industry Giants Flounder Having their cake and eating it too while falling to their death in the rush to zero profits.  Recent announcements from Macy’s, Sears, Kmart, and the Limited show that the retail industry is indeed in trouble, and they are not the only ones. As Amazon tightens their grip on the economy, Parrot announced today that they are too laying off 35%…

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Drone Flight Planning App

DJI Phantom 4 Chinese New Year Edition

Drone Flight Planning App and New Accessories DJI has introduced two new Osmo product extensions, a new aerial mapping app and a limited edition Phantom 4 drone at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas. The company also showcased two variations of its CrystalSky prototype, an ultra-bright monitor developed specifically for outdoor aerial imaging operators, along with its latest aerial platforms including…

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Assessing injury risk from unmanned aircraft

Research associates Abigail Tyson, left, and Bethany Rowson monitor the data feed as a small unmanned aircraft is flown into a crash test dummy instrumented with sensors.

Assessing injury risk from unmanned aircraft will pave the way for new applications Researchers at Virginia Tech — home to both a Federal Aviation Administration-designated test site for unmanned aircraft systems and a world-renowned injury biomechanics group — are developing methods to evaluate the risk posed by small unmanned aircraft to anyone on the ground. This research is key to…

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Spy’Ranger Mini UAVs

Thales Spy’Ranger UAV

Thales to Provide French Armed Forces with Spy’Ranger Mini UAVs The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has selected Thales’ latest-generation Spy’Ranger mini surveillance and reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to equip the French forces. Up to 70 mini-UAV reconnaissance systems (SMDR) will be made available. Each system consists of three mini-UAVs, a ground segment and the associated technical support. The armed…

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