Brown County to consider drone purchase

Doug Schneider GREEN BAY – Some local lawmakers think Brown County should own vehicles that fly, though not everyone is convinced the idea should get off the ground. The county will consider adding drones to its fleet of trucks, patrol cars and snowplows, with a key supervisor saying the unmanned miniature aircraft could help make certain jobs cheaper and less labor-intensive. A committee has asked the Public Works Department to study ways drones could perform work that requires Read More

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The Travel Industry’s Drone Dilemma – Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman Drones have the potential to create jaw-dropping travel video and new ways for travel marketers tobuild excitement and generate buzz. But all that “buzz” isn’t a good thing. As it turns out, many travel organizations and destinations are increasingly enforcing blanket bans on the devices, fearing issues with safety, privacy and general nuisance to guests. But is there a case to be made for allowing drone flyers to operate the devices in certain controlled Read More

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Drones ‘Saving Lives’ Of Emergency Workers

By Adele Robinson, Midlands Correspondent Specialist ambulance crews, or Hazard Area Response Teams (HART), are also expected to be equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) this year. The aim is to enhance working capability. Drones are already being used for search and rescue operations, and fire and accident investigations. The Mid and West Wales Fire Service has been given Welsh government funding for some of their UAVs. Steve Richards, the service’s station manager, has been Read More

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In Nigeria it will cost you $4,000 to register to fly a drone—in the US it costs $5.

BY Yomi Kazeem Nigerian businesses with ambitions of being drone operators are now expected to have registered companies with minimum a share capital of 20 million naira ($100,000) according to new regulations. In addition, drone operators will pay a non-refundable processing fee of 500,000 naira ($2,500) after which they will have to secure a security clearance from the office of the National Security Adviser.   The entire process is expected to begin six months before permits are required Read More

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Drone footage shows derelict council building being demolished in Tameside

BY TERESA MCMAHON The abandoned Tameside Council offices in Ashton-under-Lyne are being leveled for new development It looks like a scene from an apocalyptic video game… but this moody image shows the dramatic demolition of former council offices in Tameside. The photographs – along with striking aerial footage – show the collapsed remains of the Tameside Administrative Centre building after it has been effectively sliced in half by wreckers. The multi-storey offices in Read More

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drone footage shows a Norwegian mountain road cut off by snow being dug out in time

By JAKE POLDEN Mesmerising drone footage has captured the painstaking process of a mountain road being dug out of the snow in preparation of summer in Norway. The incredible video was posted online by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and shows a section of the Trollstigen serpentine mountain road being literally unearthed and rediscovered. Based in Rauma Municipality, the country road connects the town of Andalsnes with the village of Valldal, and its spectacular views make it a Read More

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The Terrifying Ways Drones Will Change Our Lives

By Contributor The world we live in is changing at a higher rate of speed every single day. Cars are driving themselves, wars are being waged exclusively in cyberspace, Donald Trump is running for President, and could conceivably win. Things are getting weird, and, given the current trajectory, it looks like they’re only going to get weirder. But one of the hands-down strangest—and probably most terrifying—technological developments over the last decade is the widespread use of drone Read More

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FAA Says Drone Registry Names And Home Addresses Won’t Be Released

John Goglia Is it a simple bureaucratic paperwork snafu?  Or does the FAA’s recent flip-flop on the release of drone registry names and home addresses conflict with its parent department, the DOT, position that the information is public?  And how could that difference affect owners who have registered their drones in the FAA database? As those of you who have followed the FAA’s evolving pronouncements on the public availability of names and home addresses from the small UAS, or Read More

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How 3D printing helped create Parrot’s Bebop 2 drone

By Tess With 3D printing and drone technologies advancing at steady rates, the two fields are becoming increasingly entwined as drone developers find additive manufacturing to be an increasingly useful way to create either prototypes or custom end-parts for their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Here again, we see the two technologies coming together in a collaborative effort by Modena, Italy based CRP Technology, a division of CRP Group, and French wireless products manufacturer Parrot to Read More

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Conservation drone reveals uncharted seagrass habitat in Cambodia

by Olivia Bailey A newly acquired drone has helped Fauna & Flora International discover important seagrass habitat in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago. Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and partners have discovered a previously undocumented seagrass bed on the east coast of Koh Rong Island, thanks to the acquisition of a brand new conservation drone that is giving the team a fresh new perspective on Cambodia’s coastline. This significant discovery has caused much Read More

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