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DroneBlocks and Ocean Alliance Partner

DroneBlocks and Ocean Alliance partner to improve the SnotBot project for Whale conservationDroneBlocks

DroneBlocks and Ocean Alliance partner to improve the SnotBot project for Whale conservation Few people would have seen a connection between whale snot and drones, but in 2012 Dr. Iain Kerr, CEO of Ocean Alliance, had a vision. Rather than collecting biological samples by manually biopsying whales, Kerr saw the use of drones as a non-invasive way to gather the data…

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Aeronavics Helps Save Rhinos

Aeronavics Helps Save RhinosAeronavics

Raglan Drone Company Aeronavics Helps Save Rhinos The Waikato Story published a story stating that on Saturday 30 July 2018 Linda Bulk, director of Raglan (New Zealand) based drone company Aeronavics, and Hadley Boks-Wilson, Flight Engineer, took off to South Africa. Some 18 months earlier they were approached by Sarah Jones from the also Raglan based charitable trust ‘Tusk and Horn…

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Australian Postal Service To Deliver Blood By Drone

Australian Postal Service To Deliver Blood By DroneTech Radar

Vampires Rejoice! Australian Postal Service To Deliver Blood By Drone Tech Radar reports that with the continual decline in the number of physical letters being posted, it’s perhaps no big surprise that postal services are always on the lookout for new ways to make a buck, and the CEO of Australia Post, Christine Holgate, has suggested one particularly new and innovative…

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Nationwide Drone Integration Pilot Program

Flirtey Partners With Four Governments Selected for Nationwide Drone Integration Pilot ProgramFlirtey

Flirtey Partners With Four Governments Selected for Nationwide Drone Integration Pilot Program Flirtey, the world’s leading drone delivery startup, today announced it has partnered with 4 of the 10 governments selected for the nationwide Drone Integration Pilot Program. Flirtey and its government partners will now have access to fast-tracked regulatory approvals as they work to expand lifesaving drone delivery operations…

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Man Engineers Drone To Save Puppy

Man Engineers Drone To Save PuppyMilind Raj

Man Engineers Drone To Save Puppy Trapped In Drain It’s always nice to see news stories about people using technology for good, and it’s even better when the technology used includes a drone. NDTV reports that a New Delhi man named Milind Raj was able to save a life using AI a giant drone. Whose life did it save? A…

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Drones Rescued At Least 65 People

Drones Rescued At Least 65 PeopleDJI

Drones Rescued At Least 65 People In Previous Year At least 65 people have been rescued by drones in the last year, according to a new report issued Monday by DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology. The report gathers accounts from news outlets and public safety agencies around the world and includes 27 separate incidents on…

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Standards to Spread Lifesaving Drone Technology

EENA and DJI Develop Standards to Spread Lifesaving Drone TechnologyDJI

EENA and DJI Develop Standards to Spread Lifesaving Drone Technology The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), the Brussels-based public safety NGO, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, celebrated how drones have saved lives in complicated rescue missions and announced they are extending their research partnership to further integrate drones into rescue operations. At EENA’s…

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Life-Saving Drone Rescues Two Australian Swimmers

Lifesaving Drone Rescues Two Australian SwimmersBBC / File Picture

Lifesaving Drone Rescues Two Australian Swimmers, A World First BBC reports that two teenage boys were rescued by a brand new lifesaving drone in Australia while lifeguards were still training to use the device. The swimmers, aged 15-17, had got into difficulties off the coast of Lennox Head, New South Wales (NSW). Read More: AirSpaceX Reveals Electric VTOL Aircraft MOBi-One A…

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Scientists Add Defibrillator To Drones

Russian Scientists Add Defibrillator To DronesМосковский технологический институт

Russian Scientists Add Defibrillator To Drones In what looks like a potentially useful use of drone technology, Russian scientists at the Moscow Technology Institute have stuck a defibrillator on a drone so it can be remotely piloted to a person in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. So much like an air ambulance, but — presumably — a lot cheaper. The project is…

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Martek for UAS Vaccine Delivery Trial

UNICEF & Vanuatu Government Select Martek for UAS Vaccine Delivery TrialMartek

UNICEF & Vanuatu Government Select Martek for UAS Vaccine Delivery Trial According to sUAS News, the humanitarian application of ‘drones-for-good’ is a compelling use case and Martek Marine (UK) has been selected by UNICEF & the Vanuatu Government to demonstrate their capability for vaccine delivery. Martek will self-fund the trial which will take place on Efate Island from 21-25 August 2017….

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