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Land Rover Discovery Joins Red Cross

LIFE-SAVING LAND ROVER DISCOVERY JOINS RED CROSS EMERGENCY FLEETLand Rover

Life-Saving Land Rover Discovery Joins Red Cross Emergency Fleet A unique lifesaving Land Rover Discovery has just entered active service with the Red Cross emergency response fleet. The bespoke Discovery will provide eyes in the sky with a special drone and go-anywhere wheels on the ground, as an emergency mobile command centre with the Austrian Red Cross disaster response teams….

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Drone Crews Are Helping Restore Power

How Drone Crews Are Helping Restore Power After Hurricane FlorenceDUKE ENERGY

Here’s How Drone Crews Are Helping Restore Power After Hurricane Florence WVXU reports that power companies, including Duke Energy, are putting their drones into action to survey damage from Hurricane Florence. The information they get helps develop a plan to get the electricity back on sooner. The problem with Hurricane Florence is all the flooding and bucket trucks are not…

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Antibacterial Drones To Fight Staph Infections

Antibacterial Drones Effective Against Staph Infectionsshutterstock / Laboratory Equipment

Antibacterial Drones Effective Against Staph Infections Genomic “islands” that evolved from viruses can be converted into “drones” that disable Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria that are often resistant to antibiotics and pose a threat to safe hospital care, a new study finds. Conducted by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and published online in the journal Nature Biotechnology on September 24, the study found that a…

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Drones Help Search and Rescue Teams Do What?

Drones Help Search And Rescue Teams Find Victims Faster, New Study ShowsDJI

Drones Help Search And Rescue Teams Find Victims Faster, New Study Shows Search and rescue teams found simulated victims faster when they used drones for help, a new study finds. The study concludes that drones offer enormous potential to help search and rescue (SAR) efforts, and rescue squads need to develop new standards, tactics and protocols to take full advantage…

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UAS Software For Hurricane Florence Response

Airborne Response Teams with Edgybees and UgCS to Provide UAS Software For Hurricane Florence ResponseAirborne Response

Airborne Response Teams with Edgybees and UgCS to Provide UAS Software For Hurricane Florence Response As potentially devasting major Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, UAS-based disaster response experts Airborne Response has partnered with Edgybees, the creators of Edgybees First Response Suite, and SPH Engineering, the developers of UcGS flight control software, to provide emergency personnel with cutting-edge aerial search…

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Drone Pilots and Hurricane Response Efforts

Drone Pilots and Hurricane Response Efforts - Could They Cause More Problems?Christopher Todd / sUAS News

Drone Pilots and Hurricane Response Efforts – Could They Cause More Problems? Last year’s hurricane season was a benchmark year for the role of drones in emergency management.  Harvey, Irma, and Maria all had varying characteristics that served well to showcase the benefits that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can provide for response and recovery operations.  However, the well-documented –- and…

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Testing Connected Payloads and Drone Flights

AT&T, Softbox and Merck Test Connected Payloads and Drone Flights to Deliver Medical Supplies in Puerto RicoAT&T

AT&T, Softbox and Merck Test Connected Payloads and Drone Flights to Deliver Medical Supplies in Puerto Rico AT&T is taking part in a proof of concept with Softbox to test connected medical payloads carried by drones.  The goal? Successfully and safely deliver temperature-sensitive medicines using drones. An LTE-connected drone carrying Softbox’s thermal-insulated packaging system “Skypod,” which includes a smartbox powered by…

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Who Launched A Drone Pilot Over WakeMed?

FAA & NCDOT Launch Drone Pilot Over WakeMedWakeMed

FAA & NCDOT Launch Drone Pilot Over WakeMed Biz Journal reports that a spinning quadcopter hits the sky over WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh Wednesday. The device, piloted by global drone delivery firm Matternet, part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP). For now the drone is on a data-gathering mission for the Federal Aviation Administration,…

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Advanced Drone Systems for Emergency Responders

Aeronyde and Unifly Partner to Build Advanced Drone Systems for Emergency RespondersUnifly

Aeronyde and Unifly Partner to Build Advanced Drone Systems for Emergency Responders Florida-based Autonomous Aerial Systems (AAS) company Aeronyde, and Belgian Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) provider, Unifly, announced a new partnership to bring advanced UAV technology to emergency responders. The companies will integrate Unifly’s Unmanned Traffic Management services, along with Aeronyde’s system for Autonomous flight, to create an efficient self-flying system for police and…

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MRA Uses Matrice M210 To Locate Lost Hiker

MRA Uses Matrice M210 For Seach & Rescue Mission Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times

MRA Uses Matrice M210 For Seach & Rescue Mission The Aspen Times reports that the Mountain Rescue Aspen has a strict policy of not singling out members of the team, but it broke tradition recently to praise a rookie for playing a vital role in locating a lost hiker near Chapman Campground on June 27. It was the first mission…

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