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Drone tested by Albany sea rescuers

Drone tested by Albany sea rescuers

Drone tested by Albany sea rescuers at Salmon Holes set to help in emergencies The first test of drone technology to rescue people at sea in Western Australia has been hailed a success by volunteers in the Great Southern, who say it could help save lives. The experiment, led by the Albany Sea Rescue with no government involvement, was conducted…

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Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife

High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa

High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa LIWONDE, Malawi — Night has fallen at Liwonde National Park, but the trespassers are clearly visible. Three hundred feet in the air, a thermal camera attached to a BatHawk drone tracks their boat, a black sliver gliding up the luminous gray Shire River. “They’re breaking the law by coming into…

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Trial For Drones To Carry Vaccines

Trial For Drones To Carry Vaccines

Vanuatu in trial for drones to carry vaccines to remote areas In what’s believed to be a world-first, drones are to be trialed to carry vaccines to remote communities in the Pacific. Unicef is working with the Vanuatu government on the groundbreaking project in the hope it will save lives. “If it works it will be massive, it will be huge,…

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DJI TALLIES DRONE SAVES

DJI TALLIES DRONE SAVES

DJI TALLIES DRONE SAVES The world’s leading consumer drone manufacturer has counted at least 59 lives saved by drones, and DJI suggests there have been many more as it makes a case against restrictions. The report released March 14 by DJI is based on media reports published in various countries detailing 18 incidents dating from May 2013 through February. The…

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Lives Drones Have Saved Since 2013

Here’s How Many Lives Drones Have Saved Since 2013

How Many Lives Drones Have Saved Since 2013 Drones aren’t always mentioned in the same breath as saving lives, but a new report from one drone manufacturer says they should be. Civilian drones have been used to save at least 59 people in 18 different incidents around the world since 2013, DJI, a China-based company that manufacturers popular civilian drones,…

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Drones May One Day Save Your Life

These paper-airplane drones may one day save your life. Credit: Otherlab

These paper-airplane drones may one day save your life DARPA is funding autonomous cardboard airplanes that can carry medical supplies. Drones make a lot of sense when delivering things in an emergency to areas with unreliable road conditions, especially to places where people can’t go — like regions that are under quarantine and in need of medical supplies. The problem,…

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Six drones that do good

Six drones that do good for people and the planet

Six drones that do good for people and the planet They watch for animal poachers and deliver emergency medicine and supplies. When the general public first learned about drones, the context was largely related to military applications and spy tactics, so the unmanned aircraft were cast with a bad rap. Years later, a number of creative technologists have found ways…

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Hobby Drones Save Elephants

A mother and her calf in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Photo by Lori Price

Hobby Drones Save Elephants, Act As Peacekeepers A new study finds that low-cost drones have a significant impact in protecting elephants by preventing human-elephant conflict in farmland near Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks in Tanzania. The project, designed by RESOLVE’s Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions program, in partnership with Tanzanian Wildlife officials and the Mara Elephant Project, works by using the…

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First Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor

Children in Malawi watch a community drone demonstration in Lilongwe. In March, the Ministry of Health and UNICEF launched the first 10km auto programmed flight to speed up testing and diagnosis of HIV in infants. © UNICEF/UN013394/Khonje

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF Announce First Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor In Africa LILONGWE, Malawi/NEW YORK, 15 December 2016 – The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – also known as drones. The corridor is the first in Africa and one of the…

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