February 06, 2017

Yes, those were drones at Lady Gaga's Super Bowl 51 halftime show

Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show had no special guests — unless you count the drones.

Intel Drones supplied Lady Gaga and the NFL with a show-stopping show-starter — 300 Shooting Star drones painting the night sky in a pre-recorded segment in Houston, as she sang “God Bless America.” The closing scene with the Pepsi logo also was those same pre-recorded drones...

Can drone technology save the Sumatran elephant?

Fauna & Flora International has acquired two quadcopter drones to help reduce incidents of conflict between humans and wild elephants in Sumatra, Indonesia.

A quadcopter is a type of remotely controlled drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) that has four rotors each with its own motor and propeller. One of the main advantages of using drone technology is that it allows field staff to easily reach inaccessible areas...

January 01, 2020

TTU researcher using drones to study tornadoes

An associate professor at Texas Tech is part of a research team using drones to develop better predictions of when tornadoes might form.

The group is made up of researchers from Texas Tech, the University of Colorado and the University of Nebraska...

Drones in Humanitarian Action – A guide to the use of airborne systems in humanitarian crises

This in-depth investigation of the use of drones in humanitarian crises is the first of its kind to determine if, how, and under what circumstances drones can add value to humanitarian operations in disaster areas. The most promising uses of drones include...

Bird’s eye view: Scientist visits students, talks researching oceans with drones

“Using Drones and Robotic Boats to Study Coastlines.” What kid wouldn’t be interested in this? Newburyport public school students were enthralled when Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research scientist Dr. Peter Traykovski visited their classrooms...

Apple Using Drones To Improve Maps

Previously drawing maps from other suppliers apple has decided to start collecting its own data to catch the like of their biggest competitor google maps.

The biggest advantage that google has is time, they have been collecting maps data for over a decade now with vans and bikes using 3D imaging software to develope their own maps...

Drones are mapping Indian cities to update old land records

Officials in one of India`s fastest growing cities are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to update land records in a pilot project that could be rolled out across the country if rules governing the use of drones were simpler, authorities said...

CJ Korea Express eyes use of self-flying drones

CJ Korea Express has launched a research project to develop self-flying drones for use in its logistics centers, the company said Friday.

The drones, specifically made for use in the storage units at logistics centers, will be designed to fly without humans. As they will have self-learning abilities to understand routes and space, each drone won’t need to be programmed individually according to the logistics centers of different structure...

Drones fly through blow sprays of humpback whales for health checks

Researchers are using a drone to obtain samples from the blow sprays of humpback whales on the B.C. coast and analyzing the contents as a way to measure health...

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