Boffins flap to the future with ‘insect’ drone

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Dutch scientists have developed the world’s smallest autonomous flapping drone, a dragonfly-like beast with 3-D vision that could revolutionize our experience of everything from pop concerts to farming. “This is the DelFly Explorer, the world’s smallest drone with flapping wings…

Ag Interest in UAVs Really Taking Off

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By Cindy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – call them UAVs or drones or just remote-controlled airplanes – have been around for decades, but using them for agricultural practices is just really starting to take off. A good crowd showed up for…

Are you up for a Drone Design Challenge?

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We have a special invitation for you: create your own drone using Flexbot, Autodesk 123D and i.materialise, and present it to the world. Now this is challenging, right? And to make it even more attractive, we are also offering prizes: For all contestants:…

Drones are invading the Arctic!

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By: Clay Dillow, Special to CNBC Stringent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft for commercial use has largely kept American companies from leveraging drone technology to their advantage, but that’s rapidly changing in the Arctic,…

Service network for drones takes flight in ABQ

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Santa Fe Aero Services is betting that, in a few years, unmanned aerial vehicles will regularly land at its local repair and maintenance stations for routine upkeep like private and corporate aircraft do today. The company, which runs aircraft maintenance…