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We've all heard the stories – that the world's bee population is dwindling. Well, not exactly dwindling, but that bees are dying off for multiple reasons. Bees, or course, play a critical role in nature – cross pollinating plants. If...
The United States Navy has successfully tested a small missile called a Spike miniature against targets representing "Outlaw" UAVs. The tests were carried out at the China Lake facility in California in December of 2016, according to an article on the...
Regular readers will remember an announcement we made a while back. With great pleasure, we announced a partnership with engineer Rick Smith, the credible face (and brains) behind the www.dronevalley.com website. Rick is known for both his tear-downs, and his...
Perhaps, a few years from now, you'll be able to buy a drone that flies – and looks – like a bat. Researchers have built a flying robot modelled on how bats fly, and utilizing a stretchy membrane that acts...
An autonomous detect-and-avoid technology has been successfully tested using DJI Phantom 4 drones in yet another important step toward a world with integrated airspace. The news came in a news release that stated: "Vigilant Aerospace has completed successful beyond line-of-sight...
Well, after a much-anticipated launch – followed by sheer disaster – GoPro is re-launching its Karma drone. The product initially wowed the press, with its foldable arms and removable gimbal, which could then function as a hand-held steadicam with a...
An Australian environmental advocacy group called The Wilderness Society has launched a crowd-funding campaign to purchase DJI Phantom 4 drones to monitor what is being described as a deforestation "crisis." The campaign is called "SkyScout: Drones Against Deforestation" – and...
Today marks what would have been the 125th birthday for an extraordinary woman named Bessie Coleman. Back in 1921, Bessie became the first African-American woman to obtain her pilot's license. Born on January 26 in 1892 in Atlanta Texas, Bessie walked...
Winners have been selected following a two-month global competition featuring the best work taken by both amateur and professional aerial photographers who are part of SkyPixel, the world's most popular aerial photography community. SkyPixel is run in cooperation with DJI,...
Three South Africans have been arrested in the coastal city of Dwarka in northwestern India, after flying a drone from an apartment terrace. Other residents apparently called the police, according to a report in the Times of India, who...

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