Americas

Louisiana abuzz with growing drone business

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By TED GRIGGS, The Advocate BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — To Paul Charbonnet, co-owner of Baton Rouge-based Atmosphere Aerial, drones represent freedom, the filmmaker’s creativity loosed, camera views and angles restricted only by imagination. The bird’s-eye view writ large. “The unlimitedness of…

FAA investigates report of unmanned aircraft near GSP

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Romando Dixson Authorities are investigating a report that an unmanned aircraft flew near a plane as it tried to land at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. The pilot of the Envoy airplane told air traffic…

Dreams of drone-assisted farming are taking flight

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By Michelle Locke, Associated Press Once strictly a military machine, drones have been slowly moving into civilian life. Civil rights groups have raised concerns over possible invasions of privacy, especially in the context of law enforcement use, but the Napa…

Bio-drone simply melts away when it crashes

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by Aviva Rutkin IT’S alive! Well, almost. The first “biological drone”, an autonomous vehicle stitched together largely with materials from living things, made its inaugural flight earlier this month. Drones have proved invaluable for those who want to explore remote locations,…