‘Where’s Waldo’ … but for science

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By John D. Sutter, CNN (CNN) – Remember those “Where’s Waldo” books? You know, the ones featuring a bespectacled, beanstalky character dressed in a red-and-white striped shirt — and hiding in massive crowds. Objective: find him, turn page. A fascinating online project…

Gang-gang: Canberra’s champion drone

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Ian Warden A Canberra Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team has just used its clever drone to save the life of a tourist, Joe, lost in the God-forsaken wastes of Queensland. The drone not only detected him, but dropped the dehydrated…

Zephyr flies to new heights in Dubai

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phyr The solar-powered Zephyr unmanned aerial vehicle flew higher than 61,000 feet above the United Arab Emirates in a day/night test. Airbus Defense and Space said the test, conducted with engineers from the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology,…

Race is on to perfect solar-powered drones

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Hiawatha Bray The model airplane hanging from the ceiling of Chris Bailey’s industrial-size garage in Waltham seems almost too fragile to fly, much less enter a race in which the grand prize is worth billions of dollars. But the race…

Yellowstone drone crash pilot fined $3000

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A US judge has fined a Dutch tourist for crashing a drone into a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. Theodorus Van Vliet was ordered to pay more than $3,000 (£1,847) for flying the unmanned aerial vehicle into the Grand…

senseFly brings UAV insight to AgGateway

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Cheseaux-Lausanne, Switzerland, September 29, 2014 –Swissmini drone producer, senseFly, has become the first UAV manufacturer to join AgGateway. Swissmini drone producer senseFly has joined AgGateway, becoming the first UAV manufacturer to join this non-profit consortium of businesses that serve the…

Too windy! Real-life drone delivery cancelled

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By Arjun Kharpal | CNBC If you’re waiting at home for a drone-delivered package, best check the weather report. Deliveries might be late because companies seemed to have overlooked one important obstacle: the wind. Deutsche Post DHL (XETRA:DPW-DE) was set to deliver medicines on an…

Crash shots prove drone’s worth

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By Kristin Edge After being stuck in a traffic jam for 30 minutes Daniel Foote decided it was time to launch his drone and find out what was causing the hold-up. He popped the boot of his car and within…