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An Environmental Use for Drones

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By Julian Mark The use of drones for aerial surveillance by some law enforcement agencies has come under intense criticism from civil libertarians and privacy advocates of late. But some scientists, environmentalists, and techies contend that drones can have practical and…

UAV production to remain profitable

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NEWTOWN, Conn., April 17 (UPI) – Manufacturers of unmanned aerial systems will benefit from relatively higher price tags for the systems over the next 10 years, according to a market study. Forecast International, a market analysis firm, said about 1,000 unmanned…

Nain school helps build drone

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Andrew Robinson Students at a school in Nain are helping construct an aerial drone that will eventually film and photograph significant archeological sites in the area. “At first it was like, ‘Wow, is this really going to happen?’ But once…

Drone delivers maps pay-off

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A team of Northland surveyors is taking aerial mapping to a whole new level using the latest technology. Beasley and Burgess Surveyors, based in Whangarei, are the first surveyors in Northland to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known…